Dying Light 2 today received another gameplay video, giving us another look at its open-world parkour, brutal combat, gruesome zombie opponents and consequence-heavy choices.
The gameplay demo, which was initially featured during E3 2019, showcases an entire mission from Dying Light 2, which sees protagonist Aiden Caldwell attempting to restore water access to the last human settlement.
Dying Light 2 Gameplay Demo
The Dying Light 2 E3 2019 gameplay video starts off indoors, as the denizens of the city party, oblivious to the fact that water has run out, after which it moves to the open world outside.
After one of your friends gets shot, you pursue the attackers, jumping into a melee fight which shows Dying Light 2's modified weapons and visceral dismemberment in action. Aiden then has to make a choice: he either chases the truck with the men who seemingly shot his friend or stays behind. This has ramifications further down the line.
Aiden is able to use a rope and makeshift glider for traversal, as well as zombies to lessen the impact of falls. Dying Light 2 is said to have double the number of parkour moves. Stealth also plays a role in areas populated with many unaware enemies.
The grappling hook can also be used during combat and isn't the only new tool in the game. The Scorpio, a pneumatic ranged rifle that one-shots opponents will also be available for Aiden to use
Weapons in Dying Light 2 break and UV light, whether from a flashlight or flare can disorient zombies, providing an avenue of escape. Dark Zones can infect Aiden, his state being visible on his bio tracker.
The world showcased in the gameplay trailer feels expansive. While the city retains the feeling of an urban center, albeit not lacking in run-down buildings and zombie-filled death traps, the Colonel's island houses a more remote makeshift settlement with a bustling community of its own.
As Aiden pursues his goal of restoring water, instead of diverting from it when choices are given, he succeeds, also opening a previously submerged area for explorations while releasing the threats it once contained.
Dying Light 2 is set to release in Spring 2020 and is heading to PC, Xbox One and PS4.