New Dying Light 2 trailer at Gamescom 2021 showcases improved parkour mechanics

The latest Dying Light 2 trailer shows off the many different ways you can travel and fight.


Techland dropped some exciting news for the sequel to their underrated open-world parkour zombie game, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, at Gamescom 2021. The new Dying Light 2 trailer was shown off at Gamescom 2021 and gives audiences plenty to look forward to, especially with how the sequel will provide players with even more freedom to traverse the in-game world and fight against hordes of mindless zombies.

Kyle Crane's got nothing on the stuff that Aidan Caldwell can do in Dying Light 2: Stay Human.

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What's new in the latest Dying Light 2 trailer?

One of Dying Light's greatest strengths was its parkour gameplay. This unique means of traversing Harran was what drew most players to the game. Although it also made the zombies trivial in later portions of Dying Light, the game remained fun as you could literally grapple your way from one skyscraper to another and not have to land on the ground for what feels like forever.

With that said, it appears that Dying Light 2 is going to double down on what made the first Dying Light game so great. However, this time around, the game will give you even more choices on how you want to approach the combat.

According to Dying Light 2's lead designer, Tymon Smektala, choosing is part of the fun in Dying Light 2 as you can either take advantage of the game's improved parkour mechanics or whack your enemies to death.

Speaking of parkour, the sequel promises to use an "advanced, realistic movement system." This suggests that Dying Light 2 will make use of parkour movement even more. It might even play a key role in the game's combat system as Aiden learns how to survive in a world where everyone around him is infected.

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What's next for Dying Light 2?

The oft-delayed Dying Light 2 is finally set to release in December.

On top of the game's combat and parkour system, Techland also took the time to showcase the several enemy types that players will encounter in the game and how you'll need to change your approach depending on who you are fighting against. Not only that, but it appears that humans are just as dangerous in Dying Light 2 as the other infected.

As the game is set in the last bastion of humanity, like-minded humans have formed their own factions in an attempt to survive. It's an interesting concept, for sure. Although the first Dying Light game had Kyle Crane contend against other humans, it wasn't to this extent. In the sequel, the lines of who's good and who's bad have become blurred as survival takes precedence above all else.

Finally, Techland also took the time to reveal more of its Techland GG community hub, where fans of the Polish developer's games can congregate and meet, at Gamescom 2021.

As for Dying Light 2: Stay Human, Techland confirmed earlier this year that the sequel is set for a December 7 release. In the meantime, you can scratch the itch by playing other horror games

You can also replay the first Dying Light of course, which recently got a Platinum Edition and is reportedly getting a Switch release.

Ray Ampoloquio
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