Techland To Show Off Dying Light 2 At E3

Details on the sequel will be revealed during Techland's presentation.
Improving on all the possible elements of the original Dying Light.
Improving on all the possible elements of the original Dying Light. Techland

The free-running zombie-killing open world survival horror game is back, and Techland just confirmed it for E3 2019.

Dying Light 2, the sequel to 2015’s Dying Light, was first announced last year during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference. Its Polish developer, Techland, achieved quite the critical and commercial success with Dying Light, a feat the studio had made once before with its first foray into zombie games: Dead Island. The original Dying Light features a huge open world city called Harran, which is largely infested with zombies. The open world is also notable for featuring a dynamic day and night cycle, which changes zombie behavior to be more antagonistic and aggressive during the night. The world also features climbable buildings, which can be scaled using parkour and free-running.

It has been a year since we have heard from Techland with regards to their much-awaited sequel, but it would seem that fans of the zombie action game can get their hopes up again as the developer and publisher confirmed its appearance for E3 2019 in a tweet.

The developer also showed off some footage in what they described as their “most ambitious project to date.” Although it only lasts 15 seconds, the footage manages to convey the returning day and night cycle for Dying Light 2, which is a central feature of both games in the series.

A few details have been released with regards to Dying Light 2¸ although its release date is still unknown. Chris Avellone, lead writer and designer, will offer his expertise on the upcoming game. Avellone is well known for Pillars of Eternity and Falllout: New Vegas. The game will also feature narrative choices that impact the story, particularly to the various factions that live in the city. These choices are morally grey in nature, and each choice can ultimately spell doom for the factions it does not support, so be careful in choosing them.

Parkour and free-running have also been massively overhauled, in addition to adding a map that’s four times bigger than the favela encountered in Dying Light. It will be set in a yet-to-be-named European city.

Dying Light 2’s release date is still unknown. It is, however, set for release on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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