Rosario Dawson will be joining the survivors running across the rooftops of Dying Light 2 Stay Human. Today, Techland revealed that the Sin City and The Mandalorian actress will be portraying a new character, Lawan, in Dying Light 2.
Shown during an episode of their stream series Dying 2 Know, Dawson will portray Lawan, a major character whose relationship with protagonist Aiden Caldwell will evolve over the course of the game.
“Is she going to be this rage-filled killer who is obsessed with her goals? Or will she be a night runner who risks her life to save others?” said Dawson of her character during today’s stream.
In terms of celebrity video game cameos, it’s a pretty cool surprise. And it’s also a solid, recurring character in this universe, which I’ve been looking to see more of from Dying Light 2 as it builds up to the launch date. We’ve heard about factions and choices, but I’m keen on who the characters we’ll be dealing with will be too.
Techland also shared some insight into the recording process for Dying Light 2‘s music, which took place at Abbey Road Studios, and into how music will be implemented in-game. Plus, we got a reminder that the Dying Light Platinum Edition is arriving in just a few weeks on Oct. 19 for the Nintendo Switch.
The recently pushed-back launch date still feels a ways off for Dying Light 2 Stay Human, but I’m interested to see how this particular celebrity cameo shakes out. It’s always a bit of a gamble, but Rosario Dawson is a neat choice for Dying Light 2 that I could see potentially working well. We’ll find out more when Dying Light 2 Stay Human launches on Feb. 4, 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch via cloud.