Dead Island Developers Reveal Dying Light

Zombies are once again involved, but rather than simply being a shooter, Dying Light promises to be an open-world survival horror experience, tasking players with scavenging large, urban environments in the search for the right gear needed to survive against the undead.

The titular dying light apparently references a central game mechanic: enemies become considerably more threatening at night, much like other survival games, such as Minecraft or Don’t Starve.

The game will also feature free-running elements as well, evoking DICE’s first-person platformer, Mirror’s Edge. Techland boss Pawel Marchewka said: “Inventive free running mechanics also allow for nearly unrestricted exploration and weapon-crafting to further enhance the action survival experience.”

Techland recently released Dead Island: Riptide, a stand-alone expansion to their original game, which debuted in 2011. Danny gave it 8/10, citing it as more of the same, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Dying Light is due out on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014, with Warner Bros. handling publishing duties.


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