Dying Light 2 reveals Spring 2020 release at Xbox E3 2019

The follow-up to Techland's acclaimed zombie survival game now has a release window, with Dying Light 2 releasing a new trailer for Xbox E3 2019.

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Sunday's Xbox E3 Briefing continued with the latest reveal for Dying Light 2. It's a brand new trailer, introducing some never-before-seen characters. However, it also includes a look at the game's tentative release window.

Sunday's trailer offers some brand new details on the Dying Light 2 story. It takes place 15 years after the events of the first Dying Light, with humanity barely managing to hang on to its existence. Humans are now separated into factions and are battling it out for power, while the infected continue to pick them off. When the sun sets and the infected depart, that's when the human factions battle for supplies and supremacy.

This is also a first look at Dying Light 2's new main character. Aiden Caldwell is an infected survivor, with incredible agility giving him the tools he needs to survive encounters with the infected. Players will make various decisions over the course of the game that will not only impact Aiden's survival against the infected, but also helps determine which human factions thrive. Player choice can influence how the world is ultimately shaped.

Dying Light 2 was originally revealed at last year's E3, with Techland switching publishers from Deep Silver to Square Enix. But now there appears to be a release window in place. Look for Dying Light 2 to hit Xbox One, as well as PC and PlayStation 4, in Spring 2020.

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    June 9, 2019 2:10 PM

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      June 9, 2019 2:49 PM

      really looking forward to this. 15 years is a long time between series, but I have to imagine it's a storytelling device to account for some significant changes.

      I missed the detail that the infected depart at night. That's going to be a very interesting change from DL1, where nighttime put some real fear into you.

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