Techland, the company behind the Dead Island series, has released a 10-minute video (well, nine minutes and 29 seconds, to be precise) showcasing its upcoming multiplatform survival horror title, Dying Light. The clip offers an example of night-time gameplay, as the main character Antoine runs a mission for the encampment he is part of, racing against the setting sun to activate various power relays scattered around the city. The character rigs up a number of traps along the way, including an electric fence and a car bomb.
Not straying too far from their zombie roots, Dying Light’s monsters change demeanor between day and night, from stumbling, easy to kill zombies to bloodthirsty, adrenalin-fuelled psycho killers. As the video illustrates, once the sun sets, things go a little bit crazy.
As first impressions go, Dying Light certainly looks to redeem some of Techland’s credibility after the fun, but deeply flawed, Dead Island series. Dying Light will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in 2014.