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‘Days Gone’: First Video In New Series Looks At The Game’s Farewell Wilderness
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Days Gone

The first video in a series looking at the upcoming game Days Gone has been released. The series will consist of three parts, with this first part taking a closer look at the setting of the game, a place known as the Farewell Wilderness.

On top of that details on some of the various pre-order bonuses have been announced along with a video, and info on what a pair of special edition offerings will include have also been shared.

You can find all of the info and the videos below.

Here’s what John Garvin, the creative director at developer Bend Studio, had to say:

Traveling the abandoned highways of the Farewell Wilderness is deadly. You’ll pass through thick forests of ponderosa and pine (filled with wolves), venture into naturally formed lava tube caves (filled with Freakers), ride up steep trails to snow-covered peaks offering spectacular vistas (mind the Marauders — and Freakers — and cougars). Riding the broken roads through Days Gone offers landscapes that change quickly and dramatically, a living, breathing world — filled with things trying to kill you.

The breathtaking natural beauty of Oregon’s High Desert, scarred by ancient volcanic activity, shaped in modern times by a dubious history of mining and logging, has long been a recreational area for outdoor enthusiasts who love to hike, camp, fish and backpack. During the pandemic that killed the world, tens of thousands of survivors fled into the wilderness not realizing that it was no safer than the homes, cabins, truck stops, saw mills and small towns they left behind.

Freakers, drawn to mass graves dug throughout the Farewell Wilderness, were everywhere. Swarms of Freakers, Hordes of Freakers — all looking to feed. Throw in marauding groups of human enemies looking to rob and pillage everyone in their path, wildlife — infected or not — starving for food, and crazed cultists terrorizing anyone who won’t join them — and our love letter to the region begins to sounds more like a eulogy.

Today, in the first of a series of three videos, we offer you a look at the Farewell Wilderness, the setting for Days Gone, a unique landscape that is as beautiful as it is dangerous.

Pre-Order Bonuses

Head over to your favorite retailer and pre-order the game now. At launch you’ll receive a voucher to unlock for the Drifter Crossbow and upgrades for your drifter bike’s Nitrous, Gas Tank, and Shroud early in the game which will help you survive as you ride the broken road. As an added bonus, pre-order from PlayStation Store and you’ll receive a Days Gone Sawmill Dynamic Theme immediately after pre-ordering.

Special Editions

In addition to the standard edition of Days Gone, we are proud to offer a Collector’s Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition. The Digital Deluxe Edition features a digital mini artbook, digital soundtrack, three additional drifter bike skins, and an additional early skill unlock and theme. The Collector’s Edition features everything from the Digital Deluxe Edition and a Collector’s Edition Statue, set of patches, six pins, four Decals, a Steel Book, physical soundtrack and a 48 Page Mini-Art Book by Dark Horse Comics.

If interested, you can head over to the PlayStation Blog to see some images of the special editions and what they come with.

For the most part, I’ve really liked what I’ve seen in all of the trailers and gameplay released for Days Gone so far. I can’t say I’m a fan of running zombies, which is what this game looks to have an abundance of, but I just remind myself that these aren’t supposed to be zombies. They’re sick people who are still technically alive. Who require food, sleep, and as you’ll see in the first video below, water.

One thing that has me a little nervous though is the jump scares, which I hate more than running corpses. From this video alone it looks like jump scares might happen often, and that could do some damage to the final product. At least for me personally. Some folks love a good jump scare. Which is like loving a good random punch to the gut by a passing stranger.

All I know is I’m already dreading all of the car trunks I’m going to have to anxiously open in hopes of finding useful items knowing a tiny OshKosh B’gosh non-zombie is probably about to jump out onto my face trying to give me its Freaker cooties like a horrible Jack-in-the-box covered in the flu virus. I cannot get sick right now, I have a meeting tomorrow.

If you’re sold on the game you can pre-order a copy of the Standard Edition, the Digital Deluxe Edition (not available at the writing of this, but should be available at the link soon), or the Collector’s Edition now.

Days Gone will be released on April 26th.

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