Techland News


Dead Island dev delays Hellraid into 2014

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 30, 2013 8:45am PDT

When Dead Island creator Techland announced Hellraid in April, its plan to launch the "first-person slasher" this year was surprising, given how long video game marketing plans usually run for. Well, it's now a bit more in keeping with tradition, as Techland has delayed the ...


"This game is the closest one as got to a true 90s gem: Hexen... its gonna be awesome!"

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Dying Light's 'Be the Zombie' PvP multiplayer mode locked away to pre-orders

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 29, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Dying Light certainly looks and sounds interesting. Although it's yet another zombie game from Dead Island dev Techland, the integration of parkour...


"Exclusive first day DLC that you're going to make other people buy further after release? ..."

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Dying Light trailer: 12 minutes of parkour and zombies

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2013 8:00am PDT

Dying Light's premise of "parkour with zombies" may sound more fun than, well, most zombie games anyway, but how does it actually look in practice? A 12-minute 'gameplay' trailer shows Dead Island creator Techland does have something interesting here, with wonky combat on to...


"i will never get tired of zombies. it's all about the gameplay."

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Dying Light first trailer flees zombies

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 07, 2013 7:30am PDT

Killing zombies is so passé. Running away from zombies, that's the next big thing! Beatshapers is working on an undead endless runner with ZRun, and Dead Island creator Techland is going all parkour-y with Dying Light. The first trailer dropped today ahead of E3, showing th...


"indeed it does... i enjoyed mirror's edge quite a bit and would like to see more gameplay of ..."

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Dying Light brings parkour to land of zombies

By Andrew Yoon, May 23, 2013 6:00am PDT

Zombies are still in vogue, but it's surprising to see Dead Island developer Techland move onto an entirely different first-person zombie game. While Dead Island could be described as an undead take on The Elder Scrolls, their new game, Dying Light, could be quickly summed a...


"Sounds like a certain dev has a lot of assets it wants to recycle."

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Hellraid shows off first gameplay

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Techland has shown the first gameplay footage for Hellraid, it's "first person slasher."


"How come everybody does first person RPG combat better than Skyrim"

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Dead Island dev announces 'first-person slasher' Hellraid

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 29, 2013 10:05am PDT

Techland brought you and your chums together to battle zombies in Dead Island, and now it's sending you after monsters from Hell. The developer today announced Hellraid for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a "first-person slasher" with four-player co-op and a rather Left 4 De...


"This is oddly enough a good fit. Dead Island was more RPGish in its mechanics than anything."

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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger saddles up on May 22

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 22, 2013 10:55am PDT

"Wanna be a gunslinger," sang pop star M in his 1979 single Pop Muzik, "don't be a rock singer." Any attempt to tie that into this story would be too contrived and, frankly, too daft. Techland's wild wild west 'em up Call of Juarez: Gunslinger will launch for at $14.99, publ...


Dead Island Riptide review: uninspired and boring

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 22, 2013 9:00am PDT

Dead Island Riptide is hopelessly crushed under the weight of the same problems that bogged down its predecessor.


"I played the first part for an hour or so... and never touched it again.. Looking back, even ..."

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Call of Juarez Gunslinger preview: flexible fiction

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2013 10:00am PDT

We talk with Techland's Blazej Krakowiak about the old west and unreliable narrator in Call of Juarez Gunslinger, and get a hands-on for some impressions.


"Woot! Love western games, still looking for another Red Dead Redemption."

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Dead Island: Riptide preview: pulled back in

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2013 9:15am PDT

A hands-on with Dead Island: Riptide brings the survivors back to save a village from zombies.


"I disliked the first game. Hopefully this improves greatly over it."

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Call of Juarez Gunslinger trailer slings gameplay footage

By Steve Watts, Mar 14, 2013 12:30pm PDT

A new trailer for Call of Juarez Gunslinger shows the game in action, and that action consists mostly of bloody messes at the end of your revolver.


"Looks good, if a bit consolish (like BIB). But, I am taking a cautious approach as I pre-ordered ..."

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Call of Juarez Gunslinger trailer is awfully folksy

By Steve Watts, Mar 07, 2013 10:30am PST

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for Call of Juarez Gunslinger, featuring folksy narration from hero Silas Greaves placed over looks at the environments.


"I have no idea what is going on at Techland because I've always loved them for creating original ..."

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Dead Island Riptide pre-order DLC revealed

By John Keefer, Mar 04, 2013 2:00pm PST

If you are interested in pre-ordering Dead Island Riptide (sans bloody torso), Deep Silver has revealed a couple of DLC perks available to get you into a zombie fighting mood on its tropical island paradise.


"After the DLC went all funny with this when the GOTY came out... I'm just going to wait for the ..."

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Dead Island reaches 5 million sales

By Steve Watts, Feb 06, 2013 3:15pm PST

Dead Island has sold five million copies, according to publisher Deep Silver.


"Same. I wanted to like it but it was very mediocre to me. Not bad.. by far, but not very ..."

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