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Techland Announces Dying Light 2 at E3

June 10, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Dying Light 2

Techland officially announced Dying Light 2, the sequel to 2015’s first-person action and survival-horror game, earlier today at Microsoft’s E3 2018 briefing. You can check out the E3 2018 premiere gameplay and announcement trailers for the upcoming game in the players below.

Dying Light 2 was announced during the briefing onstage by game writer Chris Avellone, who is a narrative designer for the sequel. The new sequel will showcase a post-apocalyptic vision called the Modern Dark Ages, which will be a brutal, bleak and unforgiving reality, where people are just as likely to die at the hands of humans as they are by the bite of infected zombies. Players will once again have to think on their feet, use parkour skills and brute force to survive.

Techland is promising that the sequel to bring everything players will expect from the “radically improved” new installment of the franchise, along with new groundbreaking innovations. The new gameplay trailer showcases player impact on a decaying metropolis. Players will be forced to make morally grey decisions and witness how they impact the world on multiple levels, shape the transformation of the city and decide its ultimate fate.

Speaking on the game announcement, Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka stated: “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. 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.”

Dying Light 2 is set for release later on for Xbox One, Windows PC and PlayStation 4. The game will be powered by the C-Engine, which is a new generation of in-house technology from Techland that’s focused on open-world action-adventure and action-RPG games.