Latest Days Gone Preview Video is All About Your Drifter Bike
The latest entry in the game’s world video series focuses on traveling through this broken landscape.
By Chris Morse
In Days Gone, it’s all about the bike. Earlier today, Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed the second of three video previews in its ongoing world video series and this one focuses on your primary mode of transportation in the game, which is, of course, your motorcycle. After all, you can’t really have a biker zombie apocalypse game without that one essential ingredient.
The video begins by emphasizing the importance of taking care of your bike in this game, which applies with respect to fuel, durability, and damage suffered during combat and gameplay. The game will feature field repairs as well as stores in certain areas which will allow you to shop for replacement parts and upgrades. You will also have to fuel up, but so will others in this world, so the video urges players to keep on top of their upgrades because you never know when you will need to make a quick getaway. Inventory space for items and ammunition will also be tied to your bike upgrades.
The new preview also describes the game’s safehouses, which will allow you to get some rest and continue your journey during the day, which also has its share of dangers. If you happen to succumb to any of the game’s many threats, your bike will serve as your respawn point to continue your adventure from. Traveling is always dangerous in the game, but you can alleviate some of the stress by opening up fast travel routes after clearing infestation zones from the map.
No matter where your journey takes you, it would appear that your motorcycle will be the central anchor of your experience in Days Gone. If you want to see more, give the video above a watch and read on for more details on the game’s upcoming release.
To recap the game’s pre-order bonuses, you will be able to get your hands on a few goodies no matter where you place your order. When you pre-order, you will receive a code to claim a Drifter Crossbow as well as early upgrades for your bike's Nitrous, Gas Tank, and Shroud, which will no doubt come in handy as you traverse these untamed wilds. As an added bonus, pre-ordering directly from the PlayStation Store will also grant you a Days Gone Sawmill Dynamic Theme for your account, which is always a fun addition.
All that being said, what version of the game you should get? There is, of course, the standard retail edition which will grant you the above pre-order bonuses if you order early, but we also have learned of both a Digital Deluxe Edition as well as a Collector's Edition. The Digital Deluxe Edition will include a digital mini artbook, a digital soundtrack, three additional drifter bike skins, an early skill unlock, and an additional dynamic theme.
On the other hand, the Collector's Edition, retailing for $139.99, will give you the ultimate experience for this game. This version includes everything mentioned above as well as a premium collector's edition statue of the main protagonist and his bike by Gentle Giant. In addition, you will get a steelbook case, a sew-on patch, four decals, six pins, a physical copy of the game's soundtrack, and a 48-page mini artbook from Dark Horse Comics. This complete edition has everything you can think of.
Days Gone will arrive exclusively for PlayStation 4 on April 26th, 2019.