Finally an update for Days Gone that is not a delay. It did seem like that is all we were getting out of Bend Studio for a while even though we have had some good updates in general for the game. While the release date has not been shifted forward and is still set for April 26th, we still have some exciting things here. Like new footage of the world of Days Gone and how it will look on the PS4 but also we have word of the special editions that we will be able to pick up if we are looking for more to this game. It has been rocky so far, but we could be seeing something amazing here really soon.
Moving right along, we will look at the first trailer we have for Days Gone that takes us on a walkabout of the landscape in the world. We also get to see a bit more on how the Freakers will move and react in the game and the other issues we will have to deal with in the game. It also looks like there will be a bit more horror mixed into Days Gone than we have seen in the past. Specifically, the end scene where we will be wandering through some claustrophobic areas filled with enemies and little light. Have a good look before and get that excitement going for the game again.
Days Gone — The Farewell Wilderness
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, sawmills 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 sound more like a eulogy.
If that rekindled your interest in Days Gone, then get ready to pre-order it and show Bend Studio a bit more love. I say that as we also have a look at the pre-order bonuses that we can pick up right now. Most of which seem to be unlocking parts of the game earlier than normal to make things easier from the start. If you are interested in that kind of thing, good for you, but it is a bit of a meh unlock for Days Gone to me. There is a new dynamic theme you can get too if you go the digital path to pre-order from PlayStation directly. Weigh those options and get your pre-orders ready.
Days Gone — Pre-Order
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.
Now that we know that we can pre-order Days Gone and what we get for doing that, it is time to look at the extra editions we can pick up for the game now. Before it was all just the general game but now we have the traditional Digital Deluxe and Collector's Editions to pick up if they interest you. The digital deluxe bringing along some new bike skins, soundtrack, artbook, and some other early unlocks. The collector's edition gives you all of that as well as a nice statue for Days Gone, patches, pins, and decals as well. You can see everything down below in a bit of a better light and then throw your money where you want to.
Are you glad to see that Days Gone was not delayed again? Do you like your options for the special editions of the game or do they feel a bit generic when you look at the others that have been out there? Does it look like the world has been improved with the extra time or does it look about where you remember it from before? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more on Days Gone, keep your browser tuned in here. We will keep all of the updates flowing to you as best we can.