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Dying Light's release dates clarified as 'Be the Zombie' DLC goes free

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Dying Light, developer Techland's zombie-filled action game, will be released next week worldwide digitally, and its boxed release has a official delayed release date in several territories.

Here's where and when you can get Dying Light:

  • Worldwide. Dying Light will be released as a downloadable Windows PC game on Jan. 27.
  • The Americas. Dying Light will also be available Jan. 27 as a download and at retail for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Dying Light will arrive digitally on PS4 and Xbox One Jan. 28. Previously announced as delayed, the disc-based version now has a Feb. 27 release date. Techland will provide all pre-orders for the physical release with two downloadable content packs: "Cuisine & Cargo" and "Ultimate Survivor Bundle."

In all territories, everyone who pre-ordered the game will receive "extra weapon dockets."  Techland also announced that "Be the Zombie," a multiplayer mode in which players control the undead in another's game, will arrive free for everyone. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive first announced "Be the Zombie" as a pre-order bonus in 2013.

"Although the changes affect only the release of boxed copies in certain territories, we want to show all of you our appreciation for your continued support," the Dying Light team wrote in a press release. "Thus, we're really happy to announce that 'Be the Zombie' will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms, in all territories."

For more on the Dead Island developer's next game, which was originally scheduled for a 2013 release but was delayed and dropped planned PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, be sure to read our E3 in-depth coverage of Dying Light.