"I'm not a murderer," the man in the new Dying Light trailer says, mere moments before setting off on a murder spree notable for both its creativity and the staggering number of victims. But is it murder if the victims are already dead? These are the questions that you may, or may not, ask yourself as you bury your hatchet into the forehead of a staggering, shambling creature that used to be somebody's mother.
Techland have raged against the Dying Light, an act of raging so effective that it's pushed their Mirror's-Edge-but-with-zombies game into 2015. Dying Light was originally scheduled to release this year, the year we're in, 2014, but they needed a bit more time to polish their parkour system, buff their zombies' rotting flesh, and whip up an emotive yet entirely unrepresentative backwards-slow-motion trailer. OK, maybe not that last one. You'll find Techland's statement below.
Now that the blinding glare of every major publisher simultaneously projecting marketing at us has dimmed, we have a clearer picture of what E3 2013 revealed, what's important to us, and what we expect to be playing on PC within the next couple years. And here it all is.
The very first video for Techland’s latest zombie-survival game might not carry the same emotional weight as their previous game’s debut, but weight is the last thing you want when the infected are sprinting after your delectable flesh.
"Developer known for zombie games making a new zombie game" isn't terribly shocking news, but what if I told you they were going to twist it up with a day-night cycle and a dash of Mirror's Edge? Dying Light is Techland's current project, a zombie-infested horror game that encourages fleeing across an open-world tropical town's unexpectedly parkour-friendly rooftops. Check out the first screenshots of your flailing feet, as well as zombies wearing an awkward amount of face paint.