New Days Gone Preview Video is All About Fighting to Survive
The final installment of the world video series teaches you how to stay alive.
By Chris Morse
In Days Gone, sometimes you can’t avoid a fight. We’ve already gotten a handful of detailed looks at the wilderness and drifter bike, but the third and final installment of the game’s world video series released earlier today and this one focuses in on the enemies and combat.
The preview starts off by introducing a number of the game’s standard Freakers, which are the infected undead that will be trying to kill you most frequently. You have your basic Swarmers that you will encounter most often, the opportunistic Screamers that strike when you are most vulnerable, Screamers that call swarms to your location, and the bigger, more formidable Breakers.
Fortunately, you are well-equipped to deal with these threats, whether that means crafting your own fire bolts for the crossbow to burn enemy nests or acquiring new weapons in the field or from survivor camps. Several gameplay mechanics, such as the focus system that allows you to slow down time to direct your fire on a single enemy and stealth combat, are also highlighted, showcasing a variety of means to take down all the many creatures that will be trying to kill you.
The game will also feature a wide variety of melee weapons you can use to get up close and personal to save ammo for when you really need it. You can craft these weapons and even repair them, which shows just how robust the crafting and combat system is. Given the many threats you will go up against in Days Gone, the video leaves off by asking, are you ready to fight? Based on the above preview, we think we’ll have everything we need to stay alive.[relatedArticle-0]
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.
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