Developer Techland releases a brand new trailer for Dying Light that highlights the Nightmare difficulty setting for the game’s upcoming Enhanced Edition.
The most recent trailer from the development team at Techland reveals that Dying Light‘s forthcoming Nightmare mode will not be for the faint of heart. The survival-horror title’s developer is set to include the new difficulty setting in the game’s forthcoming Enhanced Edition, and with its new expansion called The Following.
Instead of Dying Light‘s Nightmare mode simply upping the ante in terms of AI being harder, better, faster, and stronger, it will also disallow players’ use of Easter egg weapons, while also implementing XP penalties for getting killed. However, if gamers are up to the task and manage to hold their own against the zombie hordes, experience points will be earned at an even quicker rate — co-op play is even more advantageous for fans, as they get a 10% bonus for each partner — and the likelihood of finding gold-tier weapons will be even higher.
According to Dying Light producer Tymon Skektala, the game’s Nightmare mode was created for people who want to truly test their skills, as it is a “really challenging and immersive experience.” As seen in the trailer below, everything that can be found in the zombie title’s Hard mode will be included as well, meaning that longer nights, more indefatigable enemies, and fewer HUD options will be on the table. Regarding the Nightmare mode’s raison d’être, Skektala said:
“We’re trying to bring the Dying Light experience closer and closer to the feeling of a real apocalypse survival experience where every move you make can really determine if you live or die.”
Dying Light‘s Enhanced Edition and The Following expansion will not only be receiving a Nightmare mode, but Techland has also shown off a three-tiered system for bounties to be implemented in the add-on as well. What’s more, fans will also be able to trick out the game’s buggies once the DLC arrives, as the studio will be adding vehicle customization.
With developers continuing to provide such marvelously extensive support for Dying Light nearly a year after its initial availability, it’s no wonder why the title has such a large fan base. Plus, considering the fact that the base game’s sales have made it Techland’s most popular product, the forthcoming additions ought to help the studio move even more units, especially since features such as Nightmare modes provide video games with added replay value.
What do you think about Techland adding a Nightmare mode into Dying Light? Will its inclusion make you want to buy the Enhanced Edition or The Following expansion upon their release? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Dying Light is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with its Enhanced Edition and The Following expansion arriving on February 9, 2016 for the aforementioned platforms.