Dying Light 2 Announced With New Trailers
Get ready to return to the post-apocalyptic world of Dying Light.
By Jay Gervais
At Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference, Dying Light 2 made a surprising debut. Fans have been wanting a sequel since the first game came out in 2015. Chris Avellone, who’s worked on landmark titles such as Fallout 2 and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, is on board as the game's narrative designer. The game is being developed by Techland, who were also behind the first Dying Light. Have a look at the games announcement trailer above.
The game features a fully-functioning ecosystem that reacts to the things players do and the choices they make. This means that depending on what the player chooses, there could be multiple benefits or consequences for the course of action players decide on. This is especially welcoming news, as it draws the benefit of having multiple ways the story can unfold, which is something new for the series, as the first game's story was rather linear. Much like the previous game, traversing around during the night plays a significant role in this game as well.
Not too much is known about the story, but we do know it will take place 15 years after the initial zombie outbreak. The setting of the game looks incredible and is a drastic departure from the city of Harran from the first game.
In the gameplay video below, we learn there are multiple active factions within the city that players can opt on doing missions for. We follow our main character through one mission that has been taken on for the Peacekeepers, where the player is tasked to track down some water smugglers. Depending on the choices the player makes, the story significantly changes where access to this water supply can help the Peacekeepers bring stability and develop the area.
No word yet on a release date, but Dying Light 2 is coming out for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.