As we are nearing the release of Days Gone, Sony Interactive Entertainment released today the first in a series of world introductions of the game, as well as the different Special Editions that will be available at launch, and the bonuses a player will get if they pre-order the game as early as today.
First off, Sony released new information as to what kind of world players can expect with Days Gone. As we all know, Days Gone is a post-apocalyptic world where many have been curious about it ever since the game was announced.
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.
Since we are about a few months away from the release of Days Gone, players can now pre-order the game at your favorite retailer. At launch, players will receive a voucher to unlock a Drifter Crossbow and upgrades for your drifter bike’s Nitrous, Gas Tank, and Shroud early in the game in which will help you survive as you ride the broken road. In addition, those who pre-order from the PlayStation Store will receive a Days Gone Sawmill Dynamic Theme immediately after pre-ordering.
As for the Special Editions, there will be two kinds: the Digital Deluxe Edition that features a digital mini artbook, digital soundtrack, three additional drifter bike skins, and an additional early skill and unlock theme. The other special edition is the Collector’s Edition in which features everything from the Digital Deluxe Edition and a Collector’s EDition Statue, a set of patches, six pins, four Decals, a Steel Book, physical soundtrack, and a 48 page mini-art book by Dark Horse Comics.
Days Gone will be available exclusive for PlayStation 4 on April 26.