Fans have been anxiously awaiting news regarding Dying Light 2, the second entry in Techland’s zombie apocalypse role-playing game. During a stream today focused on the game, the sequel was shown off even more and given a December 7, 2021 release date.
Now officially known as Dying Light 2 Stay Human, the sequel to the 2015 game has a much more expanded scope, bringing back many of its parkour and RPG gameplay elements into a world that’s much bigger, has many more choices for players to make, and includes tons of new environments and weapons to boot. During the “Dying 2 Know” stream, Techland detailed more of the game, alongside releasing a brand new trailer for the game that shows off much of the progress the game has gone through, including how events from the first game will set the stage for Dying Light 2 Stay Human.
In the sequel, players will take on the role of Aidan Caldwell, a resident of one of the last bastions of mankind after 98% of the population has been lost to the virus that has turned people into zombie-like creatures. As you search for answers to your own past secrets, players will meet new characters, including a handful of new factions that can help shape the city that you inhabit.
Alongside new characters and places to explore, new infected enemies are also present. Because the game takes place years after the original game, infected monsters have become mutated, resulting in much scarier and more dangerous foes to take on. Much like the original game, players will also have tons of decisions, with each of them being vital and having its own series of consequences.
Techland also announced a series of special editions along with the release date for Dying Light 2 Stay Human. There are three different retail editions of the game, including the regular game, a Digital Deluxe Pack, and a Collector’s Edition of the game that includes a concept art book, a Steelbook case for the game, a UV flashlight, and a statue that features Aidan Caldwell fighting off infected monsters.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is available for preorder now and will launch on December 7, 2021, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.