Techland has officially confirmed that a much-requested feature will be added soon to its undead parkour-’em-up survival sequel, Dying Light 2. That’s right, the new game + will be launching tomorrow across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X. | S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on Apr. 27, and will come by the way of a new patch.
The Polish studio shared the news via a freshly-cut “At The Fish Eye” video featuring the game’s producer Julia Szynkaruk, which you can check out in full below:
Specifically, NG + will give players the opportunity to replay Dying Light 2 again, but with the added bonus of keeping all the gear and upgrades that they’d accrued on their first playthrough.
Additionally, players will be able to make different story choices around their second time and will likely even get a new ending. That being said, some of the story-related content will still need to be unlocked, like the paraglider or the grappling hook, for example.
On top of the new addition of an NG + mode, Update 1.3.0 will also bring a spawn rate of special infected, which will increase the chances of finding legendary loot. Meanwhile, new parkour challenges have also been introduced, which add new platinum medals as well.
Finally, Szynkaruk described Dying Light 2’s future roadmap, saying: “There will be tons of new stuff coming out.” That ‘s great to hear, right?
Our very own Alex Gibson reviewed Dying Light 2 when it launched earlier this year and was really enamored with the title, finally awarding it a 4/5, concluding:
Overall, though, I enjoyed my time with Dying Light 2 and found it to be an entertaining open-world experience that I wanted to keep playing beyond the 30 or so hours I put into the main storyline. Techland has plans to support Dying Light 2 with five years post-launch DLC, which is a pledge I will definitely give it a resume with its original. My hope, then, is that its future content doubles down on the intrigue of the new choice / consequence branching dialogue but delivers better and more varied questing to make these stories more engaging.
Dying Light 2 is now out for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.