So Techland and Warner Bros. have that upcoming zombie survival game, Dying Light, that looks amazing. We're thoroughly intrigued by a genuine zombie survival-horror-open-world adventure. Well, today the companies have announced that the game will have a multiplayer mode similar to Left 4 Dead's multiplayer. How would you like to be a zombie? Well, better pre-order, then.
Dying Light will have a PVP mode called "Be a Zombie," but we're just calling it "Zombie mode" right now. It basically lets you take the role of an infected, which grants you some pretty nice powers like super speed, a grappling tendril (Smoker?), and special charging/distance attacks. In Dying Light, these freaks are known as "night hunters," and being one actually does sound pretty fun.
Unlike Left 4 Dead, however, the multiplayer has a persistent experience system, where you can gain experience by playing the PVP and level your character with a special ability tree, and earn other rewards. Not sure yet if this works for a survivor player too, but I'd guess the answer is "yes," perhaps similar to how Dead Island's leveling system worked.
Unfortunately, this mode has only been confirmed as a pre-order bonus for North America. Yeah, that's kind of weird.
Dying Light will be out for PC and next-gen consoles next year. You can also get it for Xbox 360 and PS3 if you haven't upgraded by then.