During the Dying Light 2 stream today, the release date was revealed to be December 7, 2021. The game, which was first revealed at Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference. has seen a number of hurdles and delays over the years.
Dying Light 2 Gameplay Trailer & Release Date Showcases Parkour, Combat, & More
The stream showcased the story of the protagonist Aiden Cadwell, and how his choices change and shape the world around him. In the first gameplay trailer since E3 2019, we saw quite a bit of how the game has been shaping up.
A deep dive into nightlife and the dangerous infection that spawned out of the past 15 years. The game still focuses heavily on parkour and quick first-person movement. The map is designed as Aiden’s playground for surviving, killing, and evading monsters and other threats.
Dying Light 2 has double the number of parkour moves from the original game. This is to provide players with a sense of how the map is just as vertical as it is horizontal.
Melee weapons are still the focus of your brutal arsenal, but this time the carnage has been ramped up to 11. You can see some real bloody kills using a variety of weapons including an axe, some Molotov Cocktails, throwing knives, and even a javelin.
The choice system was said to work on a three-layer system. The first being main-scenario choices that can affect the end of the game. The second being your choices made on side-quests. The third, and most interesting being the “City Alignment System”
These decisions change things like water and electricity to the city. It can drastically change the way the city reacts. Depending on which factions you align with will change who populates the city, market locations, and a various slew of other options.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human will release for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and PC on December 7, 2021.
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