A few more details were revealed for Dying Light 2, which complement the new gameplay and the release date published yesterday.
Yesterday, not only the release date of Dying Light 2 and some gameplay scenes were revealed, but Techland also released further details on the upcoming horror title.
During the stream, the team emphasized that the story is set 20 years after the first game, but there is no need to play the first title of the game. You can enjoy the sequel even without prior knowledge and you will be put into the basic setting in which a virus overran the world and wiped out 98% of the world’s population.
While humankind used a chemical attack to kill the infected, it resulted in heavily contaminated areas. In the meantime, the virus has been able to develop further and create new types of infected, so that you will see more opponents in the sequel.
As Aiden, who is infected and has to fight to “stay human,” you can decide how the protagonist develops and whether he will make an alliance with the residents of the city and help them, look for a lost relative or join the Night Runners.
Since water and electricity are important in the city, the distribution of these resources will affect each district. The corresponding changes and improvements result in certain advantages. This enables new tools such as car traps and cable cars to be activated. The characters are described as complex and multi-dimensional. Some of them can become your allies while others are your enemies.
The open-world map is again divided into two main regions and several zones. Areas of lost civilization were mentioned as well as nests of infected people that can be explored at night. Parkour fans get their money’s worth again and can let off steam even more intensely than in the first part, because the number of parkour moves has been doubled. There are also 3,000 different parkour animations, ranging from simple movements to tricks.
Dying Light 2 will release on December 7, 2021, for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.