Sony has announced that Days Gone will be released on February 22, 2019.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony dated the much-anticipated survival-horror game, and teased some new details about its gameplay.
Among the announcements were the introduction of: “Two new animal threats: mountain lions, or cougars, and infected ravens – called Criers in our world,” and: “A new enemy human faction: Rest In Peace, or R.I.P., is a cult that worships the Freakers. Rippers, as they’re known, dress like Freakers – and kill anyone who isn’t a Ripper. While they’re important to the story, Rippers are also an important part of the in-game Freaker ecology: when you get a chance to take down a Ripper camp, try bringing in a Swarm and see what happens – Rippers refuse to kill Freakers, and the results can be very entertaining.”
The trailer also premiered three new Days Gone characters: William “Boozer” Gray, Alkai Turner and Ada Tucker. The blogpost described them thus: “Boozer is played by the immensely talented Jim Pirri. For the role of Boozer, we needed a special actor who could help us tell the story. Boozer has to be tough, cynical, and a badass; but his friendship and brotherhood with [the previously revealed] Deacon has to come through as well. Alkai Turner (pronounced alk-eye) is the arms dealer at the Hotsprings survivor encampment, played by the talented Jonathan Joss. Ada Tucker is a former prison matron who now runs the Hotsprings camp, played by the inimitable DeeDee Rescher.”
Sony added that Days Gone developer Bend Studio is: “Bringing Days Gone to E3 this year with even more new gameplay,” so we can expect further revelations about the game next week.