Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Techland

Dying Light video shows the difficulties of surviving after sundown

Techland has released a nine-plus-minute video showing off more of their upcoming action title Dying Light. The footage shows a bit of the combat switch-up that’s necessary as the game switches from day to night. During the day, the infected are slow and easily distracted, allowing players to use parkour to jump between rooftops and over fences, distract them with firecrackers, and take them down before becoming overwhelmed. When the game switches to night, they become more aggressive, harder to shake, and hungrier, which drives them to be more active, allowing them to climb, jump, and run. Regardless of the time of day, it looks like slide kicking a zombie-ish thing off a building will always be satisfying.

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Dying Light pre-order bonus announced, Be the Zombie mode

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Warner Bros. announced at this year’s PAX that Techland’s upcoming zombie-themed action title Dying Light will come with a special pre-order bonus, Be the Zombie mode. The mode will allow players to take control of the undead in the game’s player-versus-player component at launch. As a bonus, gamers will get to control a special mutation known as the Night Hunter, which protects the zombie hive at night from human hunters with increased speed, a tendril for grappling, charge attacks, and long-distance attacks. Night hunters also have their own skill tree, as well as offer their own rewards and perks. New screens were also released.

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Dead Island branches out with free-to-play Dead Island: Epidemic

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Deep Silver is taking the Dead Island series down the free-to-play route with a new online-only title, Dead Island: Epidemic. Dubbed a ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena), Epidemic will be a PC-only release featuring many of the elements the series is known for as three teams face off against one another. More about Epidemic, and what else is in store for the future of the series, will be revealed at gamescom 2013.

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Techland details Hellraid, releases new screenshots

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Techland has released a number of details regarding their upcoming first-person hack-and-slasher Hellraid. The info comes in the form of a question-and-answer session, with the developer addressing character and item customization, the role of the Game Master, and the differences between single-player and co-op play. Of particular note is the Game Master, players who acts as a sort of Dungeon Master, selecting challenges, altering enemy placement, and doling out loot. New screens were also revealed.

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Techland wants gamers to fear the night in Dying Light

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Techland, the busy developer behind the recently released Dead Island: Riptide and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, is currently at work on a new survival-horror title, Dying Light. According to publisher Warner Bros. Interactive, the game will center around a day-and-night cycle that will allow players to explore a relatively safe world during the day, free to scavenge and craft weapons, but pit them against predators and infected humans at night. A free-running mechanic was also mentioned as a prominent way for players to traverse the game’s dynamic open world.

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Call of Juarez Gunslinger launches online for consoles, PC

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It’s time to lay down the law. For cash. Bounty hunter Silas Greaves makes his debut today in Ubisoft and Techland’s Call of Juarez Gunslinger. Available for 360, PC, and PS3, the download-only release takes players on a journey through the Wild West, as seen through a dime novel. Silas lives the life of a mythical gunslinger as he tracks down and squares off against the era’s most notorious criminals, including Billy the Kid, Pat Garret, Jesse James, and Butch Cassidy.

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Old West justice dealt in new Call of Juarez: Gunslinger screens

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Ubisoft has released a new batch of screenshots for Techland’s Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. The download-only release will follow bounty hunter Silas Greaves as he tracks down, duels, and levels up against the era’s most notorious outlaws.

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Techland developing new action title Hellraid for consoles, PC

Hellraid (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Techland, the studio behind Dead Island and Call of Juarez, is working on a new hack-and-slash action title that features solo and co-op play, Hellraid. The single-player campaign is centered on a story-drive campaign, while co-op play allows up to four players to battle enemies and one another for points and loot. Players can look forward to a mixed combat system that features magic, melee, and ranged attacks, as well as to customizing gear, crafting weapons, guiding character skills, and jostling for position on leaderboards.

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Dead Island Riptide now available for 360, PC, and PS3

Publisher Deep Silver has announced the release of Techland’s latest zombie-rific action title Dead Island Riptide. Sequel to the 2011’s Dead Island, Riptide once again puts players in the shoes of stranded islanders attempting to make their escape as they try to survive a zombie apocalypse. New to the series is a fifth team member, dynamic weather conditions, co-op hub defense missions, and additional cop-op communication features.

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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger announced, teaser released

Ubisoft has announced that Call of Juarez will be returning to its traditional Western roots with its next entry, Gunslinger. The publisher also released a minute-long teaser, which showcases a variety of the locales that are in desperate need of being shot up. More info will be coming along next week when the reveal trailer launches on March 14.

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