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Dying Light Inspires Another Parkour Run Across the Rooftops of Cambridge

Over the last decade, with the immutable rise of the viral video, parkour has gone from strength to strength, with its practitioners pushing the limits of sanity further and further. As with other popular, visually engaging extreme sports, it’s been used to promote products on more than a few occasions. With more and more games including parkour elements in their mechanics, it’s working it’s way to becomingde rigeur to release some sort of parkour-orientated marketing material, notable examples including promo material for theAssassin’s Creed seriesand this Mirror’s Edge-based video.

Now it’s the turn ofDying Light to take to the rooftops. Promoting the upcoming zombie-packed survival horror from Polish devs, Techland, a POV zombie chase scene over the high places of Cambridge, England has been created by parkour and freerunning producers, Ampisound – the team also responsible for the Mirror’s Edge vid.Check it out below.

Protip: Take to the rooftops if things get a bit too…bitey.

Dying Lightwill release on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Asia, Australia and New Zealand and on January 30th in Europe.


Sam Finch

Sam has been unable to peel his bloodshot eyes and RSI-ridden wrists from the world of gaming since he was first introduced to it, like all good junkies, by his Grandad. From those early days of MegaDrive sweetness, bashing through the throngs of enemies on Shining Force II, his love of all things games has extended upwards and outwards onto a variety of platforms. You can either believe that spiel, or get the real scoop and know that his spaceship actually crashed here some years ago and he is currently incognito as a games writer for Console Monster.

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