Dambuster Studios has become the latest developer to take a swing at zombie action title, Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2 was first announced at E3 2014 with Spec Ops: The Line developer, Yager at the helm. The studio was removed from the project mid 2015 due to "creative differences," resulting in Sumo Digital taking over development in early 2016.

But after three years and no game, it seems publisher THQ Nordic is out of patience, giving Dambuster Studios the role of both lead developer for the game, and the franchise overall.

The news comes as part of a string of announcements from THQ Nordic – including the acquisition of Darksiders studio, Gunfire, the hiring of TimeSplitters co-creator Steve Ellis to oversee the franchise, and confirmation of a new Saints Row title at Volition Studios.