The original Dying Light was a welcome surprise in 2015. It came as fatigue in the zombie survival genre had long reached its peak. Then Dying Light took some of the best ideas percolating in games at the time, from parkour to melee combat and more immersive storytelling, and combined them in a competent package that's still seeing development today.
The first entry wasn't a perfect game by any means, but it did what it set out to do. And while the story was functional, Techland knew they could do better. With Dying Light 2, Techland pulled out the heavy hitters when it comes to writing, hiring Chris Avellone of Planescape Torment and Fallout New Vegas fame, as well as writers who worked on The Witcher 3.
Dying Light 2's gameplay looks to be similar to the original, but with a world crafted by such narrative titans, there's both a lot to live up to and plenty fo be hopeful for. Watch 26 minutes of Dying Light 2 gameplay from E3.