Providing a more intimate look into SIE Bend Studios’ vision of the zombie apocalypse, Sony teases more gameplay footage into the terrifying world of Days Gone. The seven-minute stage demo walks through some new story beats and a wide range of tactical components in order to survive hellish zombie hordes. Plus, there’s a giant zombie bear if the average humanized zombie isn’t good enough for you.
Since The Walking Dead came into the scene, everywhere you look zombies have been at the forefront of horror pop culture. From the revival of the Resident Evil and the slew of zombie video games over the years, the undead may have worn out their welcome. However, there’s something unique about Days Gone that feels fresh and exciting.
Days Gone feels lived in. From the little touches it brings, it introduces a lot about this particular take on the apocalypse then just throwing in a few dilapidated buildings and a handful of wrecked cars on the side of the street. Enemies have formed barriers and tree houses, dogs are tearing into bodies, and survivor factions are presented with unique humanized characteristics. Not only that, but the way these zombies behave is is quite terrifying in the fact that they move in pacts and at a horrifyingly fast pace.
Here’s the official description for Days Gone, courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment:
Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game set two years after a devastating global pandemic. Play as Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter facing a brutal struggle for survival, searching for a reason to live.
At its core, Days Gone is about survivors and what makes them human: desperation, loss, madness, betrayal, friendship, brotherhood, regret, love – and hope. It’s about how even when confronted with such enormous tragedy they find a reason to live. Hope never dies.
Directed by John Garvin and Jeff Ross, the release date for Days Gone is still pending.