Techland is back with a new story trailer for their upcoming Dying Light expansion, highlighting some of its key features: a new map, dirt-buggies, a sun-god worshiping cult, and Kyle Crane.
Players will take control of Kyle Crane once again, but this time outside of the quarantine zone and into Harran’s outback region where the survivors are just as deadly as the infected and where the map itself is larger than all the original Dying Light maps combined. One – perhaps the most – important survival tool in this new world will be the all-terrain dirt buggy. Players will be able to level up their driver rank skill tree and fully customize their death-machine on wheels with special weapons, attachments, and paint-jobs – something that screams to your enemies, “I will not hesitate to shoot.”
The trailer emphasizes the cult element, suggesting that the key to surviving this new place relies on befriending the cult members. Boasting a non-linear story, players will need to earn the trust of the cultists by completing various missions and tasks to infiltrate their core. Gain the trust of the right people and players can find themselves privy to some of the most heavily guarded secrets. The overlaid religious-like dialogue evokes dread, foreshadows doomsday prophecies, and the hope for a savior, leaving the feeling that this cult will do anything for their beliefs no matter what. If you play your cards right, you might be able to make them believe that you are their savior.
“Then shall be reveled one man who, though an act of ultimate sacrifice, shall accept the Mercy of Light […] He shall pass through the Gates of Death so that He may bring new life.”
Players interested in picking up Dying Light: The Following will need the base-game, of course. The expansion will be available on February 9, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Follow OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter for further updates.