Dying Light 2 developer Techland has announced a partnership with Square Enix. The two companies are teaming up to distribute the open-world zombie game in the Americas when it launches later this year. In addition to the partnership, Techland teases we’ll get another look at the game in just a few weeks at E3 2019.
“This partnership represents an incredible opportunity for both companies to bring Modern Dark Ages to audiences across Americas,” Techland head of marketing Ed Lin said in a press release. “Our partnership kicks off this year at E3 and we are looking forward to a great campaign that showcases the fan favorite Dying Light DNA in the expansive and savage world of the infected.”
While it hasn’t been explicitly confirmed, Techland’s comments about the partnership beginning at E3 presumably means Dying Light 2 will be a part of Square Enix’s E3 press conference, which takes place on Monday, June 10, at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET (2 AM BST on June 11). This year’s press conference is shaping up to be a big one for Square Enix. While we don’t yet know the company’s full E3 lineup, it has previously said that it will showcase more of the Final Fantasy VII Remake in June, presumably during its E3 presentation. Square Enix has also confirmed it’ll officially unveil its mysterious Marvel’s Avengers game at E3 2019.
Dying Light 2 was officially unveiled at E3 2018. The game is set 15 years after its predecessor and takes place in a “modern dark age,” where the remnants of humanity are vying for control of what may be the last city on earth. Techland describes the title as a “narrative sandbox,” and the decisions you make as you play will shape the world around you. Like the first game, Dying Light 2 will also support multiplayer, but Techland says it won’t have a battle royale mode.
No firm release date has been announced yet, but Dying Light 2 is slated to launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year. Developer Techland recently announced a round of layoffs, although the studio says these will not affect Dying Light 2’s development.