Dying Light 2 Arrives This December

Dying Light 2 Arrives This December

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Dying Light 2 has made it through a long and sometimes even controversial road, but things are finally looking like they're back on track. The much-anticipated sequel is set to arrive on December 7. Seemingly adopting a new full name as Dying Light 2 Stay Human, Techland's open-world zombie game has at long last been given a release date, after the last two years were spent in relative silence. The game's last public demo of new footage came at E3 in 2019.

Dying Light 2 will launch on most major platforms, including PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Its December 7 release date likely, though not definitely, makes it the last major AAA game to launch in 2021. While the holiday window is usually packed, games are most often dated for release before Black Friday here in the states, to catch more buyers on the unofficial shopping holiday.

Such a date implies maybe this game could still use all the time it can get, but hopefully, delays and update droughts are in the past. Dying Light 2 will come in three variations: Standard, Deluxe, and a limited-quantity Collector's Edition. Three digital editions will be available as well, and each version includes pre-order bonuses.

You can catch a new gameplay trailer coming in at over seven minutes long and ranging from discussions of the story to new mechanics in the game's parkour to more of a tease regarding how your choices impact the city. With a new cast of characters and a setting 15 years after the world fell apart, there's a lot to learn whether you're returning to the world or jumping in for the first time.

Dying Light 2 arrives this year -- for real this time.

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