This is Dying Light, a new zombie IP brought to you by the people at Techland – the same people who brought you another zombie IP called Dead Island. You’ve probably heard of that one. Dying Light is being published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and it’s due out next year on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
The first-person action game sticks you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, but with a couple of twists. For starters, your character is a pretty damn slick parkour runner. Consequently, the game is kind of a mash-up between Dead Island and Mirror’s Edge. The game’s title gives away the next twist: you don’t really want to be anywhere other than a safe zone once the sun goes down. If you find yourself out at nightfall, the infected become a whole lot more aggressive and powerful. The moment the sun goes down, the better option is to drop any weapons, turn tail and run.
Both RedTide and I got some hands-on time with the game at E3. There’s quite a bit of potential in the title. I particularly liked the fact that running is the better option come nightfall as it gives the parkour elements a time to shine. It also makes for some pretty tense gameplay. Hit the jump to check out the game in action.