The first press conference of E3 2014 gets underway in a few hours, so the floodgates have opened to a wealth of E3 news. Hot of the digital presses this morning is a new Dying Light E3 gameplay trailer showing Warner Bros. Interactive’s next-gen zombie game in full high-definition glory.
Warner Bros.’ Dying Light E3 gameplay trailer shows in more detail the game’s “Natural Movement” system. When Dying Light debuted at E3 2013, it was easy to dismiss the Natural Movement mechanic as simply parkour-style motion. One year later, it’s obvious from this Dying Light E3 gameplay trailer that there’s more to it than that.
This movement style, which was designed internally by the game’s developers at Techland, lets players move around the entire environment of the game easily and intuitively. There are clearly no frustrating platforming elements to be found. However, Natural Movement also combines parkour-style movement with brutal combat, as you can see in the Dying Light E3 gameplay trailer below.
Dying Light is a first-person action survival horror game. Yes that’s a mouthful. Set in a vast and dangerous open world, Dying Light has players during the day roaming an urban environment that’s been devastated by a mysterious epidemic. Players must scavenge for supplies and craft weapons to help them defeat hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created.
At night, hunter becomes prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression. But even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed. Gamers will need to use of their skills and any available means to survive until dawn.
The Dying Light release date is currently scheduled for February 2015, much like The Witcher 3 (read about its release date). Dying Light has largely been pitched as a next-gen game, but it will actually appear on five platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.
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