Techland have released a Dying Light dev diary about the first-person survival horror’s revolutionary Natural Movement system, which you can watch above.

They have also announced a new release date for Dying Light, it’s actually coming out a little bit earlier than previously announced as now it’s due out on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Australia and New Zealand, and January 30th in Europe and Asia. There’s more info in the following press release, along with 10 minutes of new co-op gameplay in IGN’s demo from last month’s Gamescom commentated by Dying Light’s Lead Game Designer Maciej Binkowski:

 

Dying Light Coming Sooner Than Expected

Techland is really excited to announce that Dying Light, its highly-anticipated action survival game, will hit the stores in 2015 on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Australia and New Zealand, and January 30th in Europe and Asia.

Dying Light can be pre-ordered from the game’s official website. These pre-orders come with a free DLC mode called Be the Zombie. In this competitive asymmetric multiplayer mode, you invade other players’ games as the Night Hunter – an ultimate zombie with a unique set of deadly skills. By playing as the Night Hunter, you turn into a fast, agile and dangerous predator, whose objective is to hunt down human survivors.

The creators of Dying Light recently explained the game’s revolutionary Natural Movement system in the first Dev Diary video, recently released (and included here again in case you missed it). Designed internally by Techland, Natural Movement empowers the player to traverse the fictional city of Harran with unprecedented ease and precision, seamlessly connecting parkour-style moves with brutal fighting.

Dying Light is a first-person, action survival game set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, players roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression – even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed.

Players need to use all their skills and any available means to survive until dawn.

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About Techland

Techland is a leading Polish developer, publisher and distributor of PC and console games. Its proprietary Chrome Engine 6 technology is among the world’s most advanced game engines, with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 compatibility and full DirectX 11 support. With a staff of about 260 specialists in four offices in Wroclaw, Warsaw, Ostrow Wielkopolski and in Vancouver, Canada, Techland is committed to delivering top-quality titles for worldwide markets.

 

Pertinent Details

Developer: Techland
Publisher: Various (Warner Bros. in North America)
Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Open-World, Free-Running Survival
Release Date: January 27, 2015 (US); Jan 28, 2015 (Australia, New Zealand); Jan 30, 2015 (Europe and Asia)
Price: $49.99 (PC), $59.99 (console)

 

 

Dying Light Gamescom Demo Video

 

Dying Light is is due for release in January 2015 and although it’s coming out for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 only the Xbox One version has Kinect support, despite the only Kinect feature confirmed so far being voice recognition for attracting/distracting zombies.

Screenshots

 

Source: Dying Light YouTube Channel, IGN Entertainment's YouTube Channel