Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Techland

Torment: Tides of Numenera heading to PS4 and Xbox One in 2017

inXile and Techland Publishing are teaming up to publish console versions of Torment: Tides of Numenera for PS4 and Xbox One. The Kickstarter-backed sci-fi-themed role-playing game was originally scheduled to launch for PC early next year, but the new partnership will find all versions releasing at the same time. Both console versions will be at this year’s Gamescom, and a new announcement trailer offers a first look. No word on if backers will be able to switch their reward to one of the console versions.

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Dead Island Definitive Collection released for console, PC

Dead Island Definitive Collection has hit store shelves and digital outlets. The enhanced re-release bundles together Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and the new Dead Island Retro Revenge. The older titles sport graphical improvements that utilize Techland’s new engine, upgrading them with enhanced texture quality, photorealistic lighting system, more realistic physically based shading, HBAO and motion blur effects, and updated models. The interface has undergone a change as well to be uniform across both titles. As a bonus, an unofficial PC mod was also added to both, Power Fists Power-up (One Punch Mode). On the opposite end of the spectrum, Dead Island Retro Revenge is a retro-style side-scrolling beat ‘em up.

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New trailer gives first look at Dead Island Retro Revenge gameplay

Deep Silver has released the first video of Dead Island Retro Revenge. The 16-bit-style beat ‘em up is a free pack-in with Dead Island Definitive Collection. The video is narrated by Max, the Jack Black-sounding protagonist who is on a quest to find his cat through the zombie-filled streets of California. He’s not only up against the undead but also corrupt soldiers and rowdy inmates. In addition to a variety of weapons, he’ll also have access to power-ups, super attacks, and combos.

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Dead Island Definitive Collection gets gory in new trailer

A new, bloody trailer has gone live for Dead Island Definitive Collection. The sampling of carnage is taken from the definitive editions of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide, which will be included in the collection. The PS4 and Xbox One retail releases will also come with the new mini-game Dead Island Retro Revenge.

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Dead Island Definitive Collection screenshots, PS4 pre-order live

Ten new screenshots have been released from Dead Island Definitive Collection. The upcoming enhanced re-release will bundle Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and Dead Island Retro Revenge with numerous graphical improvements using Techland’s new engine. Some of the upgrades include enhanced texture quality, photorealistic lighting system, more realistic physically based shading, added HBAO and motion blur effects, and updated models. The interface is also being updated to be uniform across the included titles. The PS4 version of Dead Island Definitive Collection will support four-player co-op, PS Vita Remote Play, Share Play, streaming, and recording, and is now up for pre-order. Early buyers will receive a system theme.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Dying Light: The Following

“This is how expansions should be done.”

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Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition now available

Techland has released Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition. The Following is also available separately as a download for the base game, along with a free update that adds extra missions and modes. The Enhanced Edition includes all previously released DLC, plus the new Nightmare Mode, Bounty System, 250 Legendary Levels, and several community-created maps. The Following brings with it a new storyline, buggy, zone, and enemies.

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Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition goes gooooold

Techland has announced that Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition, which bundles together the most up-to-date version of the original with all downloadable content and The Following add-on, has gone gold for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The studio has released a chart detailing when the game will be available in the various regions. As a final note, vanilla copies of the original will no longer be restocked, as production has switched to the Enhanced Edition.

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Dying Light to get new challenges in The Following update

Techland has released a new video detailing a new set of in-game challenges for Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition. Bounties are comprised of three different categories of objectives that change every day. The video shows a few that will be on offer, including escaping a set number of chases, climbing the highest point in an area, and tackling community challenges set over several days. Players who already own Dying Light will be able to access Bounties as part of a free update that is set to launch alongside the upcoming add-on The Following.

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Dying Light: The Following gets mystical in new story trailer

Techland has released another story trailer for Dying Light: The Following. The upcoming expansion is said to have a bit more mystery, according to producer Tymon Smektala: “We all love some old good mystery, whether it’s X-Files or Twin Peaks, so that’s an element we’re introducing to our world…” The first story trailer revealed the need for the player to find a new location, while this one highlights those locations as well as their inhabitants, along with the newly added touches of mysticism.

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