It’s Academy Awards time in Videogameland, so there’s a bunch of new trailers, tidbits and most importantly, release dates floating about. Dying Light 2 was one of the games that got that royal treatment, so we now know what the main character looks like, his name, his deepest hopes and dreams and exactly what kind of edgy studded leather jacket he wears on his adventures. We also know his, and by extension the game’s, release window.
It’s spring! Spring 2020, to be precise. Yup, the light is going to keep on dying as the frost start to thaw and everything starts springing to life. But enough jubilation, it’s time for information. You are Aiden Caldwell and the question you are trying to answer is “What you won’t do, do for love?”. You, like That Guy before you, are infected. Unlike him, it looks like this gives you some superhuman powers, or at least an Attitude.
There’s only once city left, and it’s called The City. It has police and everything. They usually stand at the gates and beat on the sorry saps trying to get to the relative safety and comfort behind them there walls. You, on the other hand, jump and climb around with a neat looking cleaver, pummel zombies and bandits alike, and brood while standing on the edges of rooftops, looking down at the carnage and destruction.
And all the whores and politicians look up and shout: “Save us!”. And you look down and whisper: “No”. I mean, it’s more of Dying Light. What do you expect? It seems like the same parkour-riddled, tool-crafting, zombie-bashing game. The only difference is that they’ve attached a famous writer to it this time. If you liked the first one, you’re probably going to be excited for this one no matter what. So yeah, spring 2020. See you then.