Dying Light’s Getting a Nightmarish Prequel Novel


Techland’s upcoming open world zombie survival game with parkour is officially being adapted into book form, with a tie-in novel titled Dying Light: Nightmare Row now confirmed to be in the closing stages of publication.

Penned by James Bond author Raymond Benson, who gaming fans may also know for novelizations of video game franchises like Hitman, Metal Gear Solid, and Splinter Cell, Nightmare Row will take place prior to the Dying Light game, giving readers a perspective on the events leading up to and during the early days of the zombie outbreak across the city of Harran.

More specifically, the storyline will follow teenage female protagonist Mel Wyatt, an American athlete fresh off of competing in the Harran 2015 Global Athletic Games. Stranded in Harran due to the outbreak and grieving the death of her parents at the hands of the Infected, Mel finds herself shacked up in a hotel fighting for not only her survival, but also her little brother’s.

As an avid reader of video game novelizations, I’m very eager to see how this turns out.

Specific details as far as pricing and publication date have not yet been announced. Dying Light the video game, however, is still on track to make its January 27th launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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