Dead Island 2 will let you speak to its zombies using Amazon Alexa

When Dead Island 2 launches, you’ll be able to reel off voice commands to distract zombie hordes with the power of Alexa Game Control.

You’ll actually be able to do a lot more than that, and you don’t even need an Amazon Echo device. Just get yourself a copy of Dead Island 2, stick on a headset with an integrated mic, and you’re set. There’s no need for a wake word either, which is great news as prefacing everything with “Alexa” would get real annoying, real fast.

Amazon announced (opens in new tab) its upcoming Game Control feature during Gamescom 2022’s opening night. It’ll let PC and console gamers use voice commands to trigger in-game actions. In the case of Dead Island 2, that’ll include things like “where is the nearest workbench” to find the aforementioned workbench; “swap to my best weapon” which is equally self-explanatory; and “hey zombie” to lure over the shambling hordes.

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