Dying Light is a first-person, action survival horror game set in a vast and dangerous open world. Developed by the team behind the first Dead Island game, this new title  is the biggest and most ambitious project in Techland’s history.

Dying Light, the upcoming parkour-influenced action survival game, comes to life in an intense live-action POV video released today by Ampisound (the creators of the Mirrors Edge POV viral hit) and Techland. Inspired by the intense in-game pursuits found in the game, the Dying Light Parkour POV video shows you what it could actually be like as a runner, fleeing for his life from zombies through the rooftops of an abandoned city.

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Today Techland announced the Season Pass for Dying Light, detailing the line-up of three content drops that will deliver completely fresh and unexpected experiences to the players in the quarantine zone. Priced at $19.99 (US), £15.99 (UK) and €19.99 (Europe), the Season Pass will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC, and
will include exclusive missions, original weapons and outfits, and brand-new gameplay.

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The Dying Light Season Pass contains:

· Cuisine & Cargo

– Available first for Season Pass holders, these two hardcore missions let players put their skills to the ultimate test. Investigate buildings sealed off in the very first days of the outbreak –with the infected inside. Explore ominous corridors of once the most famous restaurant in Harran, and employ both stealth and combat to ransack a zombie-filled loading bay at an abandoned railroad yard.

· Ultimate Survivor Bundle

– Players will receive seven unique in-game
items that will bring fighting zombies to a whole new level. Grab three
special outfits and four blueprints for over-the-top weapons to make your
survival in the quarantine zone a good bit easier.

· The Bozak Horde

– The final Season Pass drop will deliver a new map
and gameplay, playable in either single-player or co-op. Go inside the
Harran Stadium, the most famous landmark in the city, and test your combat
know-how against relentless hordes of the Infected. Fight increasingly
stronger and larger enemy waves as you oppose a mysterious psychopath called
Bozak.

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Here is footage showing Dying Light Gameplay Part 1 – Daymare. It shows 11 minutes from the PC version using an XBOX controller.

 

Footage from theRadBrad

Techland and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a new gameplay video from Dying Light, showcasing the darker side of the game’s revolutionary day-and-night-cycle mechanic. The video gives a glimpse into different strategies that players will adopt depending on the time of day in order to survive.

Slow, apathetic, and easily visible, the infected are not much of a threat in daylight. A skilled courier, sure of their parkour skills and smart enough not to engage in combat with too many enemies, can effortlessly avoid larger groups of the infected or escape beyond their reach. But this relatively safe state of affairs is turned upside down as the sun sets!

At night, it is you who is at a disadvantage. Without daylight, the senses of the infected become more acute while their thirst for human flesh skyrockets. They run, jump, and climb, so there is really no place where you are safe anymore. They grow in strength, which means fighting them is not even an option. Those of them who were too afraid of light to come out during the day now swarm the city hunting for you. Still, there is something even worse lurking in the shadows…

This video illustrates how the game uses a physically-based lighting system, which means that light is generated in accordance to the actual laws of physics. This in turn assures that lighting looks convincing and cohesive, regardless of the conditions and surroundings.

Dying Light will be released in 2015 on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and January 30th in Europe.