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‘Dead Island’ Dev Reveals Next-Gen Horror Game ‘Dying Light’

Techland, the makers of Dead Island, are working on a brand new horror game for current and next-gen consoles. It’s called Dying Light, and it has you surviving in a tropical setting, fighting off zombies with the weapons you craft… wait. This sounds familiar.

Okay, yes, Dying Light shares some rather striking similarities to Techland’s past work, but what sets this game apart is its new Mirror’s Edge-esque free-running system — which you’ll need to master in order to escape the monsters that hunt you — as well as a dynamic day/night cycle that plays a key role in the gameplay. For example, during the day you’ll need to scavenge for supplies while fighting off the slow zombies that roam about when it’s light outside. When the sun sets, the zombies become more dangerous, and new creatures come out to play. First look after the break.

I can’t help but look at this like its Techland’s attempt to bring us the open world zombie game they promised when they debuted that amazing, heart-wrenching trailer a few years back. They’ve learned from their mistakes with Dead Island and its pseudo-sequel Riptide, and now they’re ready to give us the game we’ve been asking for. I could be way off, it’s just my opinion.

Dying Light releases on next-gen and current-gen Consoles, as well as PC in 2014.

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  • divisionbell

    Maybe if they keep trying they’ll finally get the game right at some point.

  • djblack1313

    these still/graphics are gorgeous. then again i’m not a gamer so maybe i’m not the best judge on game graphics. 🙂

    • Valostar

      Gamer here, yeah the graphics are beautiful so far. The game sounds/looks like it has potential to be great, I just don’t want to hype it in fear of being let down like I was with Dead Island. I’m intrigued by the day/night cycle though

  • straighttohell86

    Stoked to get a PS4 and play this. Dead Island is fun but it could be alot better, so I’d be fine with this mostly being a better Dead Island.

  • undertaker78

    Dead Island in my opinion is the perfect game. I play the crap out of that game (both parts) and would love a third edition (which I think they may, with the ending of the 2nd).


    cant wait to play this with my kinect on the xbox one

  • Skull-And-Crossbones

    sounds cool but no clue why they mimicked dead island so much. they could’ve at least changed the location.

  • PatrickxJonathan

    This is cool, they mimicked Dead Island because they know they can do it better than what it was, this is a great opportunity to make the game they truly wanted to the only concern I have is WB studios? Is this somehow going to be a WB IP, movie, show or something?

  • doomas10

    Dead Island 1 and 2 were good – riptide slightly better! This one looks very promising. I am in!

  • suedepup

    Sweet. I was wondering who was gonna take the zombie game genre to next-gen first. I’m totally on board with this.

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