Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that those who pre-order their upcoming free-running zombie title, Dying Light, will get a bonus gameplay mode. Tittle “Be the Zombie Mode”, the bonus content will be the only way early adopters in NA can take part in the game’s only PVP mode.
The special “Be the Zombie” PvP game mode provides gamers the ability to stalk other players as a night hunter, a lethal predator with unique and deadly skills like superhuman speed, a tendril used to grapple around the game world, special charge and distance attacks, and more. As an extremely rare zombie mutation, the night hunter is an agile, fast and dangerous enemy who emerges nocturnally in order to prevent the destruction of Hives by killing humans.
By playing as a night hunter, gamers will earn experience points and develop the character through its own special skill tree, as well as earn other exclusive rewards and perks. This multiplayer mode gives players an entirely new way to experience the world of Dying Light on top of the story campaign.
The announcement from Warner Bros. states that receiving the game is the only way to get the content “at launch”, so it wouldn’t surprise me if it received a wider release at a later date.
Techland plans to put out Dying Light for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2014.