Showing posts with label Bend Studio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bend Studio. Show all posts

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Days Gone Free DLC Out Now

Free DLC for PS4-exclusive game Days Gone brings Survival Mode difficulty, Weekly Challenges and much more.

Even before releasing action-adventure survival horror game Days Gone for PlayStation 4, developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment announced its free post-launch DLC to arrive on June 2019.

Regardless of its fair share of flaws, members of PS4 community are giving out quite a positive response and players will have more reasons to get back to ride along with Deacon St. John, now that more free content is on their way from today.

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Days Gone Free DLC Out Now

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Take a quick look at what Bend Studio has bundled in for you in brand-new DLC pack and then dive straight into it.




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First of all, Survival Mode has been added to test your skills and it is an improvement of current hard mode. Surviving in wilderness will be more difficult than ever but there are new bike skins and trophies as rewards for beating the difficulty.

Those relentless Freaker enemies harder are than before and worst part is, you simply cannot get by them with Fast Travel. An immersive HUD removes all enemy awareness indicators and that just increases tension of getting swarmed at any time.

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Generally, players will not be seeing the HUD at all times but you can use Survival Vision to briefly activate it. Weekly Challenges are coming later in June regarding bike, combat or horde and each with their unique rules to play.

For completing these tasks, players would receive wearable patches that give gameplay perks like extended health, quicker stamina recharging, less focus cost, better durability for melee weapon, gun accuracy and much more.

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Weekly Bike Challenges

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Moreover, you can stack these advantages and carry over patches to main game if you wish to. Options to get rank and earn credits to purchase character or bike skins and get wearable Rings for more effective gameplay perks are also there.

Though you can benefit from wearing Rings to get better at challenges, a player can only equip Deacon with two of them at once. Player are to adept themselves with more tactical decisions and most importantly, Rings do not carry over to main game.

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Bend Studio has planned out 12 challenges to release on 12 weeks, which will definitely increase its replay value to fans. Despite what many outlets were telling about the game, it already outsold God of War in Japan within one month of its launch.

Days Gone free DLC opens up new opportunities to get a better score with new rewards by replaying challenges over and over. Players can compete with each other against friends or anyone else online through leaderboards.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Days Gone Outsold God of War at Launch in Japan

Sales number is seemingly higher for survival horror game Days Gone than God of War at its launch week in Japan.

Although action-adventure survival horror title Days Gone has its fair share of issues with in-game bugs and biased reviews from some major outlets, it has been voted by fans as one of the best new game launched in April 2019.

This latest PlayStation 4-exclusive game from developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has failed to satisfy Western audience at large but looks like, players in Japan loved it even more than God of War.

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Days Gone Outsold God of War at Launch in Japan

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According to recent reports, the game has sold an overall amount of 114,319 copies in Japanese market on its first week of launch, which is almost three times over for 46,091 units sold by last year's critically acclaimed game God of War.

Of course sales numbers of Japan is not necessarily going to bring major shift in Europe and United States territories but it remains a statement to those who sidelined it as another zombie game and even gave it a tepid review.

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Besides, it became Players' Choice winner for April in an official poll while remaining one of the top downloaded games at PlayStation Store, only behind NetherRealm's newest entry Mortal Kombat 11 and ahead of World War Z.

It may not have been able to keep up the hype initially created after an official announcement at E3 2016 and may not contain a gripping story, Bend Studio is still committed to their fan-base and promised to bring free post-launch DLC in June.

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Often time players are very critical about technical flaws in major AAA video games, especially when it took a seven year period in development and delayed official release window a few times over before launching on April 26.

Despite its flaws, Days Gone offers you a pretty decent gameplay experience to enjoy a ride with outlaw Deacon St. John in a world ravaged by a global pandemic that turned every infected person into a zombie like rabid creature.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Days Gone Free DLC Release Date

Bend Studio will add a new "Survival" difficulty mode for Days Gone free post-launch content in June 2019.

Upcoming action-adventure survival horror game Days Gone from developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is only a few days away from releasing worldwide on April 26, 2019 for PlayStation 4.

As players are preparing to venture into a post-apocalyptic ride with outlaw protagonist Deacon St. John, the development team has already announced free post-launch DLC that will be arriving in June for this PS4-exclusive title.

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Days Gone Free DLC Release Date

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You can test out your luck in three available difficulty settings Easy, Normal or Hard mode right from the start. Whichever you end up choosing, this open-world game will challenge your survival skills on a playthrough that is over 30 hours long.

Starting from June, players will be given a new difficulty mode to sharpen their gameplay techniques for effective survival and bunch of new challenges thrown at them for free each week as long as they have an active internet connection.

RELATED: Days Gone Story Preview

When experiencing the newly added "Survival" difficulty mode, players have to play under more perilous circumstances with no fast travel or Survival Vision. Indicators and maps will be removed to amp up an even tensed in-game atmosphere.

Many gameplay features of Days Gone will be part of these challenges including a new Bike, Combat and "Freakers" horde. Survival Difficulty and challenges would eventually rewards players with bike skins, items and new trophies.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Days Gone Story Preview

Days Gone offers a glimpse of Deacon's life with his love Sarah and their unlikely romance before the apocalypse.

Although showing major traits of being a zombie-apocalypse focused game on the surface, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive Days Gone from developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has a lot more to offer as a survival horror action-adventure game.

Primary premise of the game is of course of a global pandemic that wiped out a large number of humankind and it forced Deacon St. John to struggle in a ravaged world just like any other survivors out there but beside that, something else motivates him to go on.

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Days Gone Story Preview

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Check out the featurette video of Sarah & Deacon's Wedding day from Days Gone, something that Deacon cannot let go of.




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Many people lost their relatives and loved ones during the spread of the deadly disease that turns people into feral cannibalistic creatures. Almost all the survivor has memories from that forgotten past and they move on carrying the burden.

Before everything went downhill, Deacon met a girl named Sarah Whitaker from Seattle and they fell in love, which eventually led them to tie the knot in a small church of Marion Forks with his long-time friend William "Boozer" Gray as the only witness.

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On The Open Road

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With her unique charm and care, she has soften him up from a nomad biker into a loving husband, so much so that he left behind his longtime ties to Mongrel Motorcycle Club in a pursuit of living a new life together for as long as they could.

Two years have been passed since and Sarah is long gone, leaving John to go out as a bounty hunter with nothing but a photo of her to remember by. He goes to the same church on a rainy night briefly reliving those memories but only to be ambushed shortly.

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Reminder of His Past

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It's really nice to see that Bend Studio has given their mercenary protagonist such a back-story with an emotional depth that makes players care for him and this will make fighting for survival in an apocalyptic landscape all more worthwhile for most people.

After long delays and waiting, Days Gone is finally launching on April 26, 2019, for PS4 and the game looks even better and more interesting with each video Sony drops about it. Set into an open world environment, the single player game promises at least 30 hours worth of playtime.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Days Gone Pre-order Bonuses and Special Edition

Before taking you to the abandoned highways of a post-apocalyptic world, Days Gone unveils details on pre-order bonuses and special edition.

Upcoming open world action-adventure game Days Gone has already been delayed twice last year and this PlayStation 4-exclusive from developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is currently scheduled to release on April 26, 2019.

Now that we are slowly nearing to the launch with only three more months to go, the creators of the game has decided to announce details on different special edition they planned and shed some light on pre-order bonuses to help players make better purchase decisions.

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Days Gone Pre-order Bonuses and Special Edition

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A brief clip below is showcasing the upgrades that players will receive at release for pre-purchasing the game.




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Pre-Order Bonuses
Reserving your copy in advance will grant you a voucher that unlocks Drifter Crossbow and other upgrade packages Gas Tank, Nitrous and Shroud for your drifter bike. At the early point of the game, these will help you survive better from the odds against you.

Either you can place your pre-order at your nearest retailers or own it digitally from PlayStation Store, which will get you an exclusive Sawmill Dynamic Theme featuring protagonist Deacon St. John against a horde immediately.

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Days Gone Collector's Edition

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Special Editions
Of course there would be a Days Gone standard edition aside from a Collector's Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition. The former comes with digital and physical 48 page mini artbook, original soundtrack, sew-on patches and six collector pins alongside the base game.

There will also be a steelbook case and an awesome statue of Deacon sitting against his bike next to a dead Freaker. The Digital Deluxe Edition will feature almost all of that except for the physical items like patches, pins, statue and steelbook.

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Days Gone Digital Deluxe Edition

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Bend Studio and Sony Entertainment has clearly took their time to improve and polish aspects that they deemed necessary to make the game more appealing and giving PS4 fans the best immersive experience of a world where you are always on the run for survival.

The world of Days Gone plans to pit you against some of the most unique enemies like human marauders and mindless Freakers on harsh setting, situations where the bonus upgrades may come in handy and you are thankful that you had them with you.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Days Gone Delayed Again

Upcoming zombie-apocalypse adventure Days Gone from Bend Studio has been delayed again for two months now.

Upcoming action-adventure survival horror game Days Gone from developer Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment was previously delayed to 2019 and then came up with an official release date of February 22, 2019.

However, according to a recent official Blog post, this PlayStation 4-exclusive title has now been pushed back for two more months and newly revealed launch date is set for April 26, 2019. The developer studio wants to take this extra time to further polish the game.

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Days Gone Delayed Again

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Though these setbacks can be annoying for this highly anticipated title, it may actually be for good because the February 2019 lineup is pretty crowded with games like Anthem, Crackdown 3 and Metro Exodus from Electronic Arts, Microsoft and Deep Silver respectively.

Moving up to April makes the game one of the biggest console launch for that month as well as less competition at that time. Plus, those couple of extra months in development can really makes a difference to the game that is already looking pretty awesome.




Days Gone is a post-apocalyptic motorbike adventure in a world which has been ravaged by zombie-like creatures called Freakers and players take the role of a bounty hunter and drifter named Deacon St. John, who scavenges for supplies in order to survive.

The game was originally revealed back at E3 2016 and then went on to release a few videos showcasing some extended gameplay walkthroughs. Initially, the creators wanted to release the game on 2018 but due to circumstances, it is delayed this long.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Days Gone Release Date

Sony has finally declared a release date for Bend Studio’s upcoming biker zombie adventure Days Gone, coming to PS4 on February 2019.

When we learned back in March that Sony's action-adventure zombie survival game Days Gone has been delayed to 2019, we really were taken aback considering it was one of the most anticipating games on console for this year. For the past few months, developers at Bend Studio has been releasing many new gameplay videos detailing more about the game but we were getting nowhere with a definitive release date for this PlayStation 4-exclusive. That changes now.

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Days Gone Release Date

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To answer the most asked question about Days Gone, Bend Studio has released a brand-new trailer for this upcoming third-person shooter.




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Aside from the release date for the game, the trailer is all about open-world of Days Gone and the various hazards it throws at you. Two brand-new animal threats are introduced. One of them being mountain lions that chase after the protagonist and then there are infected ravens called Criers. The untold dangers posed by Marauders is not any less as they tries to block your path and throw you off your vehicle to plan on doing god knows what horrors to you once they succeed.

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Middle of Nowhere

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Also, the game reveals about a new human enemy faction who goes by the name Rest In Peace or simply R.I.P. They are a cult of fanatic worshipers of the infected Freakers and call themselves Rippers, who dresses just like those flesh-eating monsters. Anyone who is not among them is a prey to them and these folks are quite interesting to the story. Although they act like those freaks and imitate almost everything they do, Rippers will never kill Freakers under any circumstances.

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If you happen to lure a Freaker swarm to take down a Ripper camp, you will be amazed to see what happens next. Besides, you will learn very quickly that getting attacked by ravenous horde of those monsters is not the worst in-game experience that you can come across. Think about a scenario, where you are going to somewhere as Deacon and everything was fine until you ran out of gas in the middle of the road and that leaves you open for a deadly ambush, which you may not survive.

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Deacon and William “Boozer” Gray

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Three new characters have appeared in the trailer above and one of these guys, William “Boozer” Gray made his debut on the first reveal trailer from 2016. He shares his past of being a mercenary with Deacon St. John; both belonging from Mongrels MC and that makes them more than just friends. Alkai Turner and Ada Tucker are two new faces we have not seen before. The former is an arms dealer and the latter runs the Hotsprings camp. More interesting characters will come by as you progress throughout the entire game.

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This World Comes For You

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Days Gone is a journey to survive the threats around you in a post-apocalyptic world, releases on February 22, 2019 for PlayStation 4. The very first gameplay demo of the game was showcased at E3 2016 and then another trailer was dropped at E3 2017. Formerly, the developers have worked on games like Syphon Filter and Uncharted: Golden Abyss, which should give you an idea of their work. Bend Studio will be showcasing more new gameplay footage during E3 2018, so you should keep an eye on our news updates for that.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Days Gone Delayed to 2019

Upcoming action-adventure survival horror game Days Gone from SIE Bend Studio and Sony Interactive Entertainment has been delayed. Although the game didn't have any solid release date officially set except for talks of launching it this year, the info of the game on PlayStation's site now shows the release date to be 2019. The sudden delay of this PlayStation 4-exclusive is shocking for the fans that were waiting eagerly for the game.

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Days Gone Delayed to 2019

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Neither Bend Studio nor Sony Entertainment has said anything regarding this delay except for res-stating that it will come out in 2019 and we will be informed of any updates. It was Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studio, who formerly said the game to be expected on 2018 but now after declaring about the delay, no one is disclosing the reasons for it. We can only hope that some industry insider gives us the details for this sudden mishap.




Aside from the gameplay demo showcased at E3 2016 and another trailer at E3 2017, Days Gone hasn't revealed much. There was a fraction of the game demo at the day and at night to demonstrate how the game turns out different based on the time it's being played. Now, all we can do is to wait for another trailer for the game to drop at this year's E3 event like the past two years. The glimpse of content that we saw till date on the game is enough to keep us waiting on the edge of our seats.

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The developers of Days Gone have previously worked on Syphon Filter and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Unless any further announcement, we don't know for sure that how long we have to wait to take the role of mercenary Deacon St. John in the post-apocalyptic zombie infested world on his motorcycle. As the aforementioned game is now delayed, PlayStation 4 owners are now only left with Detroit: Become Human, another exclusive to the console scheduled for May 25.