Dying Light 2 concept artwork of a destroyed water park

[Update #2]: Techland has now also revealed their plans for Dying Light 2's post-launch updates and DLC.

[Update]: My review for Dying Light 2 is now up, and I'm happy to say that it's a somewhat misguided yet still highly entertaining bandit-kicking simulator!

After going through a bunch of development trouble and numerous delays, Dying Light 2 is now nearly upon us. So if you're in the mood for parkouring your way through the zombie apocalypse, mark February 4, 2022 on your calendar as that's when Dying Light 2 will be wall-jumping onto PC and consoles.

As for what exactly you can expect to see in terms of gameplay and tone, that you can find out through two of the recent trailers. The first is the fancy cinematic showing off what sort of atmosphere Dying Light 2 is going for, while the second one is a lengthy gameplay preview. Have a gander:

Despite being fairly cheesy, the original Dying Light ended up being the highlight of the year for me, so I can only hope Dying Light 2 will manage to live up to its legacy. It's not going to be easy as the bar has been set incredibly high, but I suppose there's always room for improvement.

Just as a little example, I'd love to see a more challenging end-game since the moment you unlocked the grappling hook in the original the difficulty cratered, and with it much of the horror atmosphere that made the early to mid-game so tense and exciting. If Dying Light 2 could balance things out better and maintain that tense atmosphere all the way through, that would be quite a treat!

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once Dying Light 2 goes live. Until then, you can read a bit more about it over at the official website.