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Be the zombie in Dying Light, news screens surface

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Every generation of gaming has its signature set of enemies that help define it. In the Playstation 2/Xbox/Gamecube era, that was Nazis. You couldn’t storm a beach in Normandy back then without hearing “MEIN GOTT IT’S TOMMY AND ZE AMERIKANERS!”, but they eventually faded away. This generation though? It’s been zombies. They’re pretty much everywhere, and while some games are diluting the experience, Dying Light looks like it’s nailing that suspense and horror down perfectly.

Dying Light won’t just have you parkouring around when it eventually launches though. It’ll have a mode that allows you to play as a zombie in the PvP section of the game,  but it comes with a catch: You have to pre-order the game early. And be in North America. Okay, two catches dammit.

Be the zombie allows players who go into arenas as the lethal night hunter, will have a set of skills that include super-speed, grappling-tendrils, special attacks and more according to AGB.

The game is shaping up nicely so far. The visuals look fantastic, the gameplay looks solid and the balance between playing as a hunter and a walking sack of all you can eat humanity looks pretty rad when the game flips between day and night.

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The Techland game is out next year on current and next-gen consoles, plus PC.

Last Updated: August 30, 2013


  1. Wonder what the PS4/xBox1 generation bad guy will be? Oh wait, we already know the answer:
    Micro puchasing and DLC…woah get chills just thinking about it.


    • RinceThisNintypoo

      August 30, 2013 at 10:08

      *Hides under table and with bananas…


    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      August 30, 2013 at 10:17

      Sent chills down my spine too


    • Rock789

      August 30, 2013 at 10:19

      Now you’ve gone and done it… 😉 Listen to all that screaming and rioting happening in the streets…

      **barricades self in room and curls up in one corner, hoping to stop hearing the sheer terror encroaching from outside**


  2. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    August 30, 2013 at 10:10

    Gosh this game is making me so excited. I just hope it’s not a generic snore fest like DI. Give me a pure, horrid and dreadful zombie experience ….. I want a real Zombie game soooo badly.


    • RinceThisNintypoo

      August 30, 2013 at 10:37

      Agreed. There have been so many attempts at creating a decent horror survival open world game, and they have all failed so terribly. I know Walking Dead was awesome, but it wasn’t ACTION if you know what I mean.


      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        August 30, 2013 at 10:41

        Indeed, I want like a 28 days later or night of the living dead simulator


        • Brenz

          August 30, 2013 at 12:22

          Totally bud, i enjoy a good zombie game definitely but what we lack is a real survival horror zombie game. One where you fight for your life as you would if it was really happening, where running is often the best choice, where fighting is melee cheap shots and getting the hell outta there and scavenging for actually useful and necessary supplies etc.

          Dying Light is definitely looking to be an awesome game, but the parkour element will make it less survival and more fun-action which is fine as thats what they are aiming for, but still leaves a gap in the market for that real survival horror title


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 30, 2013 at 10:18

    ‘Muricans get to be zombies hehe


  4. RinceThisNintypoo

    August 30, 2013 at 10:34

    Really looking forward to this game. The running at night looks bloody terrifying!


  5. Kromas

    August 30, 2013 at 12:14

    If it gets published on steam then the steam pre-order should most likely also include this.


  6. Vincent Ward

    September 1, 2013 at 15:04

    This game looks great.


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