Video game developer Techland recently released an amazing preview of their upcoming zombie survival game Dying Light. Originally announced over a year ago, this twelve minute video features descriptive commentary and preliminary in-game footage detailing a brand new parkour-inspired running mechanic.
Often described as a combination of Dead Island and Mirror’s Edge, the game places emphasis on evading the undead rather than direct confrontation. Time-management is also of the essence as the zombies can become more powerful and threatening after dark!
Dying Light is a first-person, action survival horror game set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, players traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population. At night, the hunter becomes the hunted, as the infected become aggressive and more dangerous. Most frightening are the predators which only appear after sundown. Players must use everything in their power to survive until the morning’s first light.
We’ve embedded the complete gameplay video below, and it’s definitely worth taking a look! Judging by the pre-alpha footage, this is one game worth getting excited about. So check it out and let us know what you think.
Dying Light is scheduled for release in 2014 on both current and next-gen platforms; and is currently available for preorder via most major outlets such as Amazon. Just visit the official website for more details including additional videos and game information.