Published on April 14th, 2023 | by Admin


Ahead of the Australian launch of the highly anticipated first-person action RPG, Dead Island 2, Deep Silver and PLAION Australia have announced Dine with the Dead, a gloriously gory takeover partnership with local burger chain favourite, Big Daddy’s Burger Bar.

Starting from today, fans of Dead Island 2 can experience a taste of HELL-A and Dine with the Dead at Big Daddy’s Burger Bar Newtown, Sydney, and feast on a specially curated menu designed for the hungriest of zombie slayers to sink their teeth into.

Big Daddy’s Burger Bar, has been re-imagined to reflect the iconic Burger ‘66 diner featured in Dead Island 2, with a dedicated menu inspired by the game’s slayers, Jacob, Amy, Dani, Bruno, Ryan and Carla, as well as returning, fan favourite HELL-A local, Sam B.

Diners can select from hellishly good, blood curdling options such as the signature Burger ‘66 burger, Amy’s California Chill, Carla’s Charred Chicken Burger, Bruno’s Chilli Dawg, Dani’s Rockabilly Grande, and Nachos Ryan’s Way. To give the burgers extra bite, Big Daddy’s Burger Bar has created two special sauces, Sam B’s Louisiana Style Hot Sauce and Fury Mode Hot Sauce. Amy’s California Chill will help cool things down thanks to the devilishly delicious vanilla bean ice-cream, peanut butter, chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Liz Alexander, Senior Marketing & PR Manager at PLAION Australia commented on the takeover: “Dead Island 2 is set in a hellish, yet vibrant, gore-drenched vision of LA – or ‘HELL-A’ as we call it! It offers plenty of exciting quests, a crazy cast of characters and a thrilling pulp story, and this takeover of Big Daddy’s Burger Bar celebrates all of these elements.”

Liz continued: “HELL-A can be a ravenous place and this specially curated gore-geous, Dead Island 2 menu is the perfect way to sink your teeth into it. We look forward to welcoming all zombies and slayers alike to hack and slash their way into the Dine with the Dead menu ahead of the official launch of the game on April 21st.”

On the Dead Island 2 takeover, Big Daddy’s Burger Bar Area Manager, Eddie Sidhom said: “At Big Daddy’s we like to do things differently and in a way that only adds to our diners’ experience. We are big gaming fans, so to be able to activate Dead Island 2 in our stores is a real coup for our regulars.”

Eddie continued: “Our chef has immersed himself in the world of zombie horror of Dead Island 2 in order to create a menu offering to die for and worthy of any zombie-slayer!”

For those unable to make it to Newtown, the Dine with the Dead menu is also available to order for home delivery from Big Daddy’s website.

The Dead Island 2 Big Daddy’s Burger Bar partnership will see the Dine with the Dead activation and menu live in store at the Newtown restaurant from 14th – 23rd April, 2023. View the menu images and video here.

Dead Island 2 will release worldwide on 21st April, 2023 on Xbox Series X and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems and the Epic Games Store for PC.

Visit for further information on Dead Island 2 or follow @deadislandthegame and @plaion_anz using #DineWithTheDead.

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