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E3 2018: Check out Dying Light 2 in action

Zombies, allies, enemies, and a while lot of arial acrobatics and parkour, Dying Light 2 is looking like more of the original, and that’s not bad.

“We are very close to our community, and we’ve clearly heard their requests for the new game. I know we kept them waiting, so I’m more than excited to finally announce: Dying Light 2 is coming” — said Pawel Marchewka, Techland CEO. “Dying Light 2 will be a  truly bold sequel, combining the much loved Dying Light DNA with completely new ways to play. For the first time in the franchise, players will have the power to decide the fate of a decaying metropolis with their own choices and actions. Across the story, the melee combat, the parkour movement, and other aspects of the game, we’re giving players a completely new level of freedom. ”

A visit to the modern dark age

Techland and game writer Chris Avellone are calling Dying Light 2’s setting the “modern dark ages”. That seems like a description that might be quite apt. The game does take place in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, after all. But then it also kind of has the feel of a living world. That’s in stark contrast to the usual from the genre. The people in this world actually seem to be surviving, such as it is.

Dying Light 2 stars the same open-world action as the first title in the series. So if you dug that, then you’ll probably like this. The game will also give players the ability to make choices. And these won’t be superficial. According to the developer, your decisions will actually shape the future of the city that stages the game. Cool stuff.

Watch for Dying Light 2 to hit the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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