Techland has released the first trailer for Dying Light‘s feature-heavy, story-based expansion pack, “The Following.”
The “story-based expansion set in a massive new area that’s as big as the original maps from Dying Light combined.
The Following will see Kyle Crane travel to a hazardous outback ruled by mysterious and fanatical cultists whose beliefs have unnerving connections with the zombie outbreak.
To get close to the cult and unravel their secrets, players will need to earn the trust of the locals.
Through various missions and tasks, players will be able to choose their own path for infiltrating the inner circles of the cultists.
In order to succeed in this harsh countryside, players will also gain access to fully customizable and upgradable dirt buggies.
With its own unique skill tree, players will be able to traverse the vast expanse of the Harran countryside in what is their deadliest weapon yet.”
“Gamescom 2015 was our first chance to let people play Dying Light: The Following so I was a bit nervous – admits producer Tymon Smektała.
But so many positive reactions really showed me we made the right decision to work on this expansion. With its new map and far-reaching gameplay additions, it feels like we’ve hit the sweet spot for what players are expecting from us.”
New Map | As Big as Dying Light – For the first time, you’ll go outside the quarantine zone to get a glimpse at how the outbreak has ravaged those beyond the walls of Harran. You’ll get thrust into a hazardous outback overrun by the infected and populated by pockets of survivors who consider outsiders just as threating.
With a map the size of Old Town and The Slums combined, Dying Light: The Following is choke full of new environments, characters, quests, and secrets to discover. You’ll need to adapt in order to survive while also use entirely new gameplay mechanics and tactics not previously possible in Dying Light to gain the upper hand.
Drivable Vehicles | Your Deadliest Weapon Yet – Break pursuits and travel through the quarantine like never before. All-terrain dirt buggies are going to be your key tool to survival and getting around this hazardous countryside. Level up your new Driver Rank skill tree and upgrade your ride to create your most deadly and effective weapon yet.
Fully customizable with specialized weapons, attachments, decals and paint jobs, your buggy is going to be your one-way ticket to zombie smashing mayhem.
New Story | Where Will the Outbreak Go – The survivors of Harran are reeling from the events that took place in Dying Light. With the city still under quarantine, there is little hope left and tension is running high.
Players will again take the role of Kyle Crane, and will be thrown into Harran’s outback region, rife with the infected, where they’ll encounter a mysterious, and seemingly all-powerful cult, capable of changing the face of Dying Light’s world. To infiltrate and unravel dark secrets of The Following, Kyle Crane will need to face all-new challenges and use his abilities to the limit.
Non-Linear Progression | Trust is Something You Earn – Take control of your fate and tackle the missions laid before you as you choose. The newly introduced Trust System will have you earning the respect and confidence of The Following’s cult leaders by completing tasks and missions they see as worthy of the cause.
When and which tasks you take on is entirely up to you. But as you earn more trust, you’ll be granted more imperative tasks along with access to dark cult secrets which will help unravel the mystery that has taken hold of this once serene land.
A release date for the expansion is yet to be revealed, but it is priced at $14.99 & It is also included with the Dying Light Season Pass.
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Source: Press Release.