Warner Bros Reveals New IP Dying Light, A Different Kind Of Zombie Apocalypse Title
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed a new IP Dying Light, which is a first person, action survival horror game that features a portentous day-night cycle and is set in a vast open world.
If the word “portentous” sounds a bit snobbish to you, please know you’re not alone, I used Dictionary.com to remind me what it means! It just means momentous, ominously significant or amazing.
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Anyway, the game, currently in development by Techland, the people who made Dead Island, will be out in 2014 for current and next generation consoles, namely PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One.
It looks like Techland aren’t straying too far away from their comfort zone. Although I wouldn’t exactly call it a comfort zone, given the recent Dead Island: Riptide.
The official description of the game reads as follows:
During the day, players will 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.
Kevin Kebodeaux, Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations, Americas, at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, commented on the unveiling of the game saying, “We are excited to partner with Techland on Dying Light, which is an original gaming experience for next-generation consoles.
“The partnership with Techland allows us to combine their successful development capabilities with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s one-of-a-kind publishing expertise to deliver on this title.”
“The next-gen technology allows us to create a truly dynamic open world that features a game-changing day-night cycle,” said Pawe Marchewka, CEO of Techland.
“Inventive free running mechanics also allow for nearly unrestricted exploration and weapon-crafting to further enhance the action survival experience.”
You can check out the list of key features down below, as well as a gallery of screenshots.
- Survive the Night – During the day, players roam free and scavenge for supplies and weapons. But at night, the world undergoes a deadly transformation: the hunter becomes the hunted as the infected grow more aggressive and numerous, and something far more sinister awakens to stalk its prey.
- Free Running Movement – Whether tracking prey or escaping predators, Dying Light lets players swiftly navigate the world by seamlessly leaping between buildings, grappling up walls and pouncing on unsuspecting enemies.
- Welcome to the Quarantine – Dying Light is set in a vast open world, delivering expansive and varied environments, a wide variety of enemy classes and a hopeless tale of survival where resources are scarce and the infected are not the only threat.
- Brutal Melee and Ranged Combat – get up-close using a variety of light and heavy weapons including knives, bats, axes, sledgehammers and more exotic weaponry or utilize guns and other firepower to take down enemies from a distance.
- Choose Your Play Style – Dying Light features four playable characters that can be fully customized and upgraded to match any play style.
- Craft Your Weapon – Why use a wrench when you can use a wrench wrapped in electrified barb wire? Dying Light’s sizeable crafting system enables players to create a slew of new, more potent weapons and equipment, as well as specialized ammunition.
- Breathtaking Visuals and Gameplay – Dying Light is the first game powered by Chrome Engine 6, a cutting edge incarnation of Techland’s proprietary technology, designed from the ground up for the new console generation, DirectX 11 and other advanced solutions.