Dying Light “Be The Zombie” Multiplayer Invasion Mode Gets a Trailer, Details

October 2, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

Available only to those who pre-order the game, Techland has unveiled their Be The Zombie multiplayer mode for Dying Light in the above trailer.

Saying “it’s a got a touch of the Dark Souls to it, in that your game can invaded by other players, taking on the role of the lethal Night Hunter – or you can invade theirs,” here’s the video description for Be The Zombie:

Get a taste of the Night Hunter’s invasion, Dying Light’s asymmetric multiplayer experience. All online players can face the threat of a possible invasion of their game by the Night Hunter, an extremely powerful zombie mutation – playable in the Be the Zombie mode. Watch a team of Harran survivors fight for their lives as they are hunted down by this ultimate zombie predator.

Dying Light Producer Tymon Smektala further explained that anyone who owns the game is subject to being invaded by the Night Hunter, but if you want to be the Night Hunter, you’ll have to pre-order:

The game is absolutely huge as it is, but to provide the ultimate zombie survival experience, we added an extra element of unpredictability to our nighttime gameplay. Online players can face the threat of a possible invasion of their game by the Night Hunter, an extremely powerful, human-controlled zombie mutation. These invasions are an inherent part of Dying Light, available on all platforms for all online players from day one. However, for our hardcore fans who pre-order, we’re offering them a bonus – Be the Zombie – which lets you actually take control of the Night Hunter and invade online games of other players.

Promising over 50 hours of open-world gameplay, Dying Light will be available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on January 27, 2015 in North America and January 30, 2015 in Europe.