We take a look at Dying Light 2. What’s the latest on Techland’s highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 smash hit Dying Light.
We take a look at Dying Light 2. What’s the latest on Techland’s highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 smash hit, Dying Light.
Dying Light 2 will take place 15 years after the first game. Society has crumbled, people have become savages and the undead have taken over the city. The factions and settlements are the only semblance of humanity left but with them killing and warring with each other over territory and resources. Aiden Caldwell is the main protagonist in game and is an infected survivor who is looking for a cure, his heightened agility, senses and brutal combat skills make him a powerful ally.
The City is a massive open world map. For instance it is four times bigger than the previous map and will have separate district regions, each having it’s own landmarks. Factions will play a key part in Dying Light 2 as players will have to make decisions that fundamentally change the game and how the games characters view and treat Aiden.
The consequences a players decisions have on factions will either bring good fortune and prosperity to one, while destroying and collapsing another. Furthermore, certain decisions will open up or seal-off different areas in the city. Similarly, just like the first game, Dying Light 2 will have a huge focus on multiplayer and encourage players to complete multiple playthroughs. If it is anything like the first, I personally will be playing it multiple times just like the first.
The combat will take a lot from the first game. The parkour looks revamped, for more smooth and consistent actions such as wall running, climbing, sliding and leaping from edges. In addition, the grappling hook and paraglider will be making a coming back. I don’t know about you but the grappling hook was one of my favourite things about the first game.
When exploring the city, players can scavenge different scraps and resources for crafting new items and weapons. Similarly, just like the first game you will be able to add mods to your weapon making them more stronger and deadly. In addition, the fighting mechanics looks more fluid and seems to have been given a upgrade too.
The gameplay Demo video shows the dropkick will be returning too, another one of my favourites. There was nothing better than dropkicking a zombie straight over the edge of a tall building. Also looks like the neon light will be available once again to fight off the zombies and the volatiles at night.
There has been multiple set backs when it comes to the release date for Dying Light 2. On January 20, 2020, Techland announced that the game would not be released in 2020 but be delayed to allow additional development time, with no new release date given.
Recently there has been some hope though, a tweet from the official Dying Light Twitter account hinted we may see Dying Light 2 in 2021. On New Year’s Eve, developer Techland tweeted “Survivors, tonight we celebrate!” before teasing that fans should “keep your heads up for 2021”.
However, this does not mean we will finally get to play the Dying Light 2 in 2021, but on the other hand it does at least hint that we may get more information soon about the game. I don’t know about you but I am definitely hoping we get a release date soon. I cannot wait to play it, it is one of my most anticipated games. Lets hope 2021 is the year.
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