"Be the Zombie" mode for Dying Light revealed

Warner Bros. reveals preorder-exclusive multiplayer mode that allows gamers to play as predators; open-world game playable at PAX Prime this weekend.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced a Be the Zombie mode for Dying Light, which allows gamers to play as predators in the game's multiplayer component.

Preordering Dying Light in North America is the only way to access the Be the Zombie mode at launch, though it is unclear if the mode will be available to all at a later date.

In the Be the Zombie mode, players will stalk other players as a "night hunter," a zombie mutation described as a "lethal predator" with skills like super speed, a grapple tool, and special attacks.

The night hunter also has its own special skill tree, which players can advance through by completing rounds as the zombie creature.

Dying Light is in development at Dead Island studio Techland in Poland. The open-world game boasts a day-night cycle and will be released on current- and next-generation consoles, as well as the PC, in 2014.

The game will be playable at PAX Prime this weekend in Seattle, Washington.

For more on Dying Light, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

134 comments
Algearond
Algearond

First I had heard of this game, how I don't know, going on my list for sure!

chang_1910
chang_1910

looking forward to this game, badly... preorder only truely depends on when is release (how far from ff14 arr..) :)

bobdimstar
bobdimstar

this doesn't annoy me anymore,i switched to playing games released 2 years later, prices are dead cheap with GOTY editions

Talavaj
Talavaj

Soon we will have games that will have the last chapter and endings only as a pre-order bonus.

DemoKnight10656
DemoKnight10656

I don't know why all of you are complaining about it being a pre order bonus when you are going to preorder it

popegtr
popegtr

cant wait. game does look pretty good!

KeviNOlighT
KeviNOlighT

And here I was excited for this game...

ziproy
ziproy

Hmmm I might just pre-order this now. Hey if it flops I can always cancel :p

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Tiding people over until  Left 4 Dead 3...

vadagar1
vadagar1

i will be too busy enjoying the vastly superior witcher 3 to care

SNESNOSTALGIA2
SNESNOSTALGIA2

Games prolly gonna suck anyway so not a big deal.

Iffy350
Iffy350

Don't you mean boomer bile. How original.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I was excited for this until I read you have to pre-order the thing to access the game mode..

This shit's getting ridiculous.

doctorj11111
doctorj11111

From the makers of Dead Island, so this is a pass for me. 

QtrArt
QtrArt

i want this game >.<

Reza Ghaffari
Reza Ghaffari

i saw the gameplay . it's amazing . you can feel the nex-gen

SpinDie25
SpinDie25

this game looks like all show no... glow? Kind of looks like dead island. I think we need more creepy/dull colored/mature dayz type of zombie games not super bright color zombie games, those are not even scary

Koes Hargianto
Koes Hargianto

zombie games are over saturated now. people are looking new things to exploit. Mechs.

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

Preorder to access a feature, I think not.  It's not like it's just a bonus level or weapon set, it's a full game feature.  Oh well, zombie games have gotten old real quick so whatever.

Vodoo
Vodoo

This actually looks 100x's better than Dead Island. I can't stand those games, but this looks pretty decent.

TrueGB
TrueGB

So it's Dead Island with parkour and some kind of competitive multiplayer component? Well, if they actually fix some of DI's problems this time around, then okay.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Show me a clip of this bonus and then I'll pre-order the game :P

Algearond
Algearond

@bobdimstar I dont adhere to that per se' but since I do a lot of MMO gaming, I play till I beat them then pick up the next on my release as time allows

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

@bobdimstar I think it pretty much depends on how the developer / publisher is handling the games' release.

If it's sold feature complete then I have no problem paying full price around release day or even buying a Steam Early Access version of it, as long as it's good and feature complete. (Editors and Modding support is a huge plus)

If however games are chopped up and features are sold as time limited exclusives for preorders only and later on sold separately or if they're overdoing it with DLC then I'll gladly wait for a "complete" pack a few years after release.

So I agree with you, they pretty much shot themselves in the foot with these news - I'll consider buying it a year or two after release and if they're overdoing it with DLC in the meantime, I'll wait even longer and pay even less.

mucking_foron
mucking_foron

@Talavaj fucking disgusting, isn't it? ppl like their ridiculous preorder bonuses though. idguts.

pharoe777
pharoe777

@warhawk-geeby pretty sure we'll still be able to play that game mode, just not at launch if we don't pre-order (hopeful)

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

@doctorj11111 The third time might be the charm.  I thought the two Dead Islands showed potential.  They just needed something a little more.  Maybe the deadly night cycle is the kick it needs.

gufberg
gufberg

@SpinDie25 "dull colored" .... "mature" 

I feel like screaming this from a roof top: The REAL world is not grey and brown. How did you get it into your head that games which lacks colour are somehow mature!? 

Maturity is a feature of CONTENT and THEMES not looks. Ironically, its often a sign of immaturity to believe the reverse.

SpinDie25
SpinDie25

@Vodoo At first i thought i was watching a clip of dead island lol

telmor84
telmor84

@Kevin Sanderson obviously your kid did type this^^, god damn you can't ever respont to facebook people. 

Ortego13
Ortego13

@bloody-hell @bobdimstar I relatively agree with you my friends, but it doesnt work always. In case you remember borderlands 1 with its GOTY edition - it worked (GOTY edition appeared shortly after 4th DLC), but the second borderlands game has fifth DLC in development and no one knows for sure wheather Game Developer policy  will take a different root.

kalpesh_78
kalpesh_78

@mucking_foron @Talavaj I think the gaming companies are the ones responsible for piracy. all this shit about premium addon packs, in-game purchases, pre-order goodies. I miss when games were sweet and simple and affordable.

KeviNOlighT
KeviNOlighT

@blkgto  I hate pre-order bonuses that take away from the game something that should be available for everyone. This is a really bad case of that. I's a shitty move, unless they release that mode not so much time after its release (in that case it could be better, the ones that pre-ordered would be like the final-beta testers). I also hate pre-order bonuses that give you better weapons (if you can just not use them and only affects you, it's fine), unlocked abilities and such.
I'll just wait and see how it goes... as I was going to.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

@pharoe777 Yeah. It's probably just their way of doing a limited trial before unleashing it on the masses.  Of course everyone's first reaction is hate.

mucking_foron
mucking_foron

@gufberg @SpinDie25 he's right though, in that it's dead island-ish. But hey, I love dead island and I love the bright tropical feel. 

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

@sammoth I wouldn't have minded much if it was simply a feature, but they're acting like zombie games are something special as if zombies haven't been done before.  Sure, it may be cool to play as a zombie, but this just seems like a cheap way to try and force preorders (since it'll probably be paid DLC down the road)

SNESNOSTALGIA2
SNESNOSTALGIA2

He's not allowed to take ten seconds out of his time to voice criticism? Lol not really that much of a commitment.