It’s always great to see new franchises debut on the big stage of E3, and that’s especially true when the game looks as good as Days Gone. The game comes from Syphon Filter developer Sony Bend.- Advertisement -
The action-adventure game takes place in the Pacific Northwest and tells the story of a bounty hunter named Deacon St. John, who must survive on a planet that’s been wiped of humanity after a global disaster brings about the end of the world as we know it. Now millions have been transformed into “Freakers,” zombie-like creatures that would like nothing more than to feed on Deacon’s corpse. As the bounty hunter, you’ll have to fight massive hordes of Freakers in order to survive.
Here’s everything else we know:
Days Gone News
There’s a new story trailer for Days Gone that Sony revealed alongside the game’s release date. Take a look at this intense preview that makes it clear the world of Days Gone wants you dead in the worst way.
Days Gone Release Date
Days Gone will be released on February 22, 2019.
Days Gone Trailers
The latest trailer for Days Gone expands upon our first look at the game by diving a bit deeper into the narrative that at the heart of this particular apocalypse. While Days Gone was initially compared to The Last of Us, this latest trailer actually suggests the game is spiritually closer to the Uncharted franchise. In any case, we’re incredibly excited to see more of its blend of action, horror, survival, and story.
Check out the reveal trailer below:
This game definitely seems to have a The Last of Us post-apocalyptic vibe to it. The world showcased in the demo appears to be as beautiful as it is chaotic, while the main character’s narration suggests that there will be a strong emphasis on the story of why it is that people choose to keep surviving in this cruel land.
You can watch the E3 2016 gameplay demo here:
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