Six years, 4 months, and three weeks in the past, a serious developer launched a big-budget motion recreation set in a sprawling open world. In 2018, that very same developer introduced a sequel slated for the next 12 months. It has since been delayed. And now, the unique recreation is getting extra content material. Such is the story of Dying Light, a recreation about punching zombies earlier than they punch you.
Yes, developer Techland simply launched a free add-on for Dying Light. Specifically, the prevailing Dying Light growth Hellraid—teased in 2014 as a separate fantasy recreation earlier than being placed on ice after which launched final July as a Dying Light growth—is receiving a contemporary infusion of narrative.
Prior to at this time, Hellraid was pretty mild on story, centering in your use of a demonic arcade machine to descend right into a demon-infested fantasy realm. You combat demons and the like with typical fantasy weapons, slightly than, say, a baseball bat with nails protruding of it. You simply…kill stuff in first-person dungeon-crawling fight. And as in Dying Light correct, there’s an emphasis on free-running.
Today’s story mode growth appears like a one-act, tasking you with exploring a brand new space to rescue a mage by the identify of Lucius. It’ll function three quests, which, like the bottom recreation, you may play alone or cooperatively.
Beyond the content material growth, Hellraid is getting an overhaul to its lighting, plus updates to its stock system and minimap. Here are the full notes, and a trailer:
It’s pure to surprise why this recreation that’s almost as previous as a complete console technology remains to be getting important help. Dying Light, after all, was enormously widespread at launch, topping gross sales charts within the wake of its launch. (By 2019, 17 million people had performed the sport.) It’s nonetheless reasonably widespread, boasting north of 25,000 concurrent gamers on Steam as of this writing. Not precisely Counter-Strike figures, however nonetheless nothing to sneeze at for a six-year-old recreation that doesn’t fall underneath the “games as a service” umbrella. It’s not exhausting to see why Techland would need to hold the content material drip-feed drip-feeding, even when solely as a holdover till the imminent sequel.
Dying Light 2, initially deliberate for a 2019 launch, is out on December 7 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.