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Dying Light 2 announced

Dying Light 2 has been announced at the Xbox brief.

If you were ever terrified by the night time sections of the game, then you’ll no doubt love this.

Your choices will affect the game world in every way. A gameplay trailer went on to show the new system. In the video it shows what happens to the world based on your decision.

Torment: Tides of Numenera coming soon

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There are a few sci-fantasy games knocking around at the minute. They hold a special place in my gaming repertoire. I loved titles like Flashback and Another World and the thought of being able to roam around a totally fantasy world, but with technology, fills me with intrigue.

Techland have today announced that they will publish inXile Entertainment’s highly anticipated Torment: Tides of Numenera on Xbox One. This has been made possible by one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in videogaming history. This has enabled inXile to develop Torment on console and will launch at the same time as the PC release.

Torment: Tides of Numenera is a story set a billion years into Earth’s future. Journey across the Ninth World, a fantastic, original setting with incredible visuals and unusual inventory items. Use these items in and out of combat as well as conjuring victory with stunning feats of magic.

Plan your way through hand-crafted set-pieces in combat. This can also combine battles with environmental puzzles, social interaction and stealth. Your choices matter as well, with morality taking a large part in the Ninth World. It’s not a simple matter of right and wrong. Torment: Tides of Numenera promises to be a deeply replayable experience that will arise naturally from your own actions throughout the game.

The story will be character-driven and epic, while retaining that personal feel. There are also deep philosophical undertones to the story and it will be interesting to see how these develop as you progress through the game.

inXile’s CEO, Brian Fargo;

After the critical and commercial success of Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut on consoles, and with fans clamouring for it, it has been in our plans to bring Torment: Tides of Numenera to Playstation 4 and Xbox One. We’re especially excited to be partnering with Techland, who as developers themselves, perfectly understand how to do a release without any compromise to the quality of the title.

Now, you can find out a little more about the game here and if you’re lucky enough to be heading to Gamescom this year, then the title will have it’s console showcase for the public in Hall 10.1.

Torment: Tides of Numenera is scheduled for a Q1 2017 release on Xbox One.

If you’re heading to Gamescom and have the opportunity to have a look, let us know what you think in the comments below.

Farming to get the Techland treatment

Techland, creators of Dying Ligh have decided to branch out into the world of Farming… You read that right.

The team along with independent developer Ice Flames are aiming to shake up the genre through a multitude of unique features and modes that will come together to create “The Complete Farming Experience.”

We realise there are a lot of farming sims out there already, but the more we looked the more we realized they all seemed to fall short on certain features or ideas that are actually integral in real farming. And the fans have been saying this for years, telling developers what they would love to see included. With Pure Farming, we’re aiming to be the ones who deliver on what has been missing all these years.

says Lead Pure Farming and Techland producer Kornel Jaskula.

The teaser trailer can be found below and more details will come out during Gamescom very soon.

https://youtu.be/88k0WRsr_Y0

Review

Dying Light was one of last year’s surprise hits, revitalising the zombie themed action genre with exhilarating parkour traversal and gruesomely satisfying melee combat. Now, a year later, The Following expansion looks to breath new life into the game; calling veteran zombies slayers back to the fray with new challenges and tempting new comers all the same. And thanks to some superb storytelling, and new additions that remarkably don’t feel out of place, The Following is looking like a winner.

The Following introduces you to the rural area outside the city of Harran where the original game took place. This new area is largely made up of large open spaces with scattered locations of interest, all of which are running alive with zombies. You parkour skills, therefore, are less useful here, instead you’ll need the aid of a dune buggy to make your way safely across the fields.

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The huge new area is ideal for the dune buggy, offering an enormous amount of space to drive through as you knock over the undead, smash through fences and launch yourself over ramps. Better still, this new rural map stays intriguing with a generous scattering of interesting locations to visit and explore. Moreover, a great story involving a cult who are immune to the zombie infection drives the experience forwards and is wonderfully expanded on through the side missions on offer.

It’s certainly a good setup with it’s intriguing new tale, locations, and dune buggy shenanigans, however, the story is over with fairly quickly, with the side missions offering up padding. But this is certainly a case of quality of quantity and it’s easy to forgive. And thanks to a great cast of characters, which are exceptionally well voiced, it’s easy enough to while away hours of your time searching for loot and completing side quests.

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In addition to the new area and traversal option, The Following also adds a new skill tree for the dune buggy, encouraging you to complete challenges such as hitting ramps and running over enemies. further challenges are also offered in the form of bounties, which range from simple ‘kill X enemies’ tasks you can complete at your leisure, to timed daily challenges and accumulative goals for the community. It’s a great way to encourage replay and give those looking to play some cooperative sessions more objectives to complete, however, the MMO grind of it all has the potential to turn some people off.

Dying Light The Following is a great expansion to a great game, offering a new experience and story within the same zombie filled world. And with all the other DLCs and patches included in this enhanced version it’s a great package for those yet to try this delightfully gory and intense zombie smasher.

Thanks to Xbox and Techland for their support

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Fancy a copy of Dying Light: The Following, it will only cost you $10,000,000.

Who can recall back to February last year when we wrote about how Dying Light creators Techland had teamed up with Game to create the My Apocalypse edition. If you recall this edition came with some excellent goodies, plus your real own Zombie defense home and all for a mere £250,000. Well just when we thought it could never be beaten the teams have come back and done it again, but this time they have definitely upped the ante. Introducing Dying Light: The Following – The Spotlight Edition.

So what does it contain, well for a start you get 4 copies of the great game that is Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition, all signed by the dev team for the platform of your choice. This enhanced edition takes parkour-fueled zombie survival to a whole new level. introducing the brand-new Legend system, improved visuals, major gameplay enhancements, and more. As expected this version comes with all the available bonus content, including Be the Zombie, Cuisine & Cargo, Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and The Bozak Horde. Finally to top of the game content you can now travel beyond the walls of Harran to discover a vast, dangerous new region in Dying Light: The Following – a massive story-based expansion that brings mysterious characters, deadly new weapons, unexpected quests, and fully customizable and drivable dirt buggies. However as you can imagine it doesn’t stop there and this edition really rolls out the red carpet with the following;

  • Supporting Role in Dying Light: The Movie – Become an integral part of Dying Light’s move to the silver screen! Participate in action scenes and deliver lines with an international cast of actors.
  • Screening Tour – VIP passes, first-class flights and five-star accommodation for every film festival and special screening featuring Dying Light: The Movie.
  • Professional Acting Lessons with Roger Craig Smith – The voice of Dying Light’s Kyle Crane and one of the most talented and prolific video game voice actor will make sure your delivery creates a powerful and lasting impression.
  • Personal Trailer on Set – Enjoy the luxury you deserve. Custom-made, personal trailer to make your time on set as comfortable as humanly possible. Luxury amenities, 3-star chef catering and 24/7 service included.
  • 10 VIP Tickets for Opening Night Share your moment of success with family and friends.
  • Original Copy of the Script – A lasting memento, signed by the cast.
  • Stuntman/Parkour Training – Show everyone your best during action sequences thanks to a professional and extensive course OR leave the taste of danger to a personal stunt double.
  • Off-road Driving Course
    Join the high-octane action of Dying Light: The Movie driving sequences. And you get to keep your favorite car from training!
  • FX Make-up Session – Become the sensation of any party by turning into a gruesome zombie thanks to the help of a professional make-up artist.
  • Become the Voice of Kyle Crane – Relive the outbreak in Harran in a much more personal manner! Kyle Crane will now speak with your voice in a personalized version of Dying Light which you can share with your friends!
  • 4 Copies of Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition – Signed by the dev team, for the platform system of your choice.

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However this all comes at a price and yep you got it, this ones a biggy. To experience the red carpet lifestyle and all the extras you can shake a stick at you are going to need to stump up a mere $10,000,000. So if you have a bit of spare change all you have to do is contact a Techland representative who will aid you in the legal steps required to complete the purchase, it’s as easy as that. I think I’ll have two please.

Dying Light Nightmare Mode confirmed

dyingLightTheFollowingTechland published another episode of its ‘Highlights’ video series, in which the developer details the multiple improvements and additional content being added to the upcoming Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition. The new video focuses on the Nightmare Mode – a new difficulty level that restricts overpowered Easter Egg weapons, introduces XP penalties for dying, ramps up the difficulty of enemies, and more.

We’ve designed the Nightmare Mode for those seeking a really challenging and immersive experience. Nightmare Mode takes everything that was brutal in our Hard Mode and twists it even more

says producer Tymon Smektała.

We’re trying to bring the Dying Light experience closer and closer to the feeling of a real apocalypse survival experience where every move you make can really determine if you live or die. We’ve added one bit of salvation though. Playing Nightmare Mode in co-op will earn you XP faster and increase your chance of finding gold tier weapons.

Nightmare Mode will be a part of Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition, which launches February 9, 2016. Players who already have the base version of the game will be able to buy the expansion Dying Light: The Following individually as downloadable content. All the buying options are detailed on the official website.

 

 

Dying Light community maps streaming this weekend

This Saturday, the 23rd of January, members of the Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition development team will be steaming them playing the very best community maps created with Dying Light Dev Tools. The event will be streamed live on Twitch, starting at 1000 PT/1800 GMT.

We said on many different occasions how much we enjoy playing maps created by our fans, but now the time has come to show it.

says Michał Napora, community manager.

There’s so much variety and ingenuity in there, even more so since we added co-op and PvP support. One more thing: we will be making select maps available on consoles, and we will play some of them this Saturday!

Techland will also soon be revealing a comprehensive list and release date for community maps coming to consoles.
You can catch the stream Saturday, January 23rd, at 1000 PT/1800 GMT, on their official channel twitch.tv/techland

Dying Light DLC & Season Pass price increase on its way.

We are very close to seeing the brand new (and huge) DLC for Dying Light, so big in fact that the devlopers have made the decision to increase the price of that and the Season Pass. The good news is that fans will still have time to pick up the Pass at the cheap price for another week or so. Let the letter below from the team explain things:

Dear fans,

Over the past weeks Dying Light: The Following has almost reached its final stage: main quests, side quests, new skills, and driving challenges are ready. We now are moving into the polishing period. Looking at it, it’s clear how big the expansion pack has grown – it could be a stand-alone title, but since it would mean a launch delay, we decided against it.

However, due to the increased scale of the project, we needed to revise the pricing that we announced back in August, and so we want to let you know that Dying Light: The Following will be priced at $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99.

As promised back in August, our expansion will still be free for all Dying Light Season Pass holders. However since the Season Pass will now include this bigger-than-anticipated addition, we needed to adjust the price accordingly.

Starting December 8th 2015, the Season Pass will be sold at $29,99 / €29.99 / £23.99. We didn’t want this to come as a surprise to you, so we’re announcing it in advance. This price change will not affect players who already own the Season Pass.

So if you’re looking forward to Dying Light: The Following, you still have time to get the whole Season Pass package, including the expansion at only $19.99. Just remember to do it before Dec 8th.

We’ve got some cool reveals about what’s in Dying Light: The Following and we’ll be sharing them with you really soon, so stay tuned!

Regards,

– Dying Light Team

Dying Light devs want YOUR letters!

Techland are giving fans the chance to get involved with their upcoming DLC Dying Light The Following.

 

One of the new missions will take place in and around an abandoned Post Office. The place has been ravaged by survivors and zombies, with mail scattered everywhere – this is where the fans come in. Techland wants to receive your mail – “letters of distress, horror or bravery” – the team will then choose from the entries and recreate them in the game, including full author credits.

We’ve already seen what fans can do when creating awesome stuff for us,” says Tymon Smektala, producer, “so we found a cool little way to let them actually be a part of the story and have their efforts and names appear in our game forever. Just no dick pics please.

Get your distress mail in now.

 

 

Grab three hours with Dying Light’s playable demo

Are you yet to step into Techland’s world of zombies with Dying Light? You must have missed my review then… it’s a must buy for any zombie fan, even more so now that there’s going to be a sizeable piece of DLC dropping. The new content is called Dying Light: The Following and includes dirt buggies, a huge new area to explore and a brand new progression system.

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Need more convincing? Then why not see for yourself because there’s now a demo available that will let you explore the first ‘Slums’ area of the game. There’s three hours of unique content – so quite the demo – and includes one story quest chain, some side quests, challenges and random encounters.

With online co-op for up to four players and the full day/night cycle, if you aren’t hooked after playing this  this demo, then there’s no hope of enticing you to this superb parkour survival zombie romp.

 

 With the demand for Dying Light still high after more than half a year on the market, we wondered what else we could do to help players decide which game to buy. Then we thought: demoes were pretty much a standard in the previous generation, but suddenly they’ve become few and far between. So we decided to use some of our resources to release a demo now and let everyone experience our game first-hand.

says producer Tymon Smektała.