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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Days Gone New Game Plus Mode Release Date

PS4-exclusive game Days Gone will get New Game Plus mode, new Trophies and two difficulty modes on September 13.

After launching back in April 26, 2019 for PlayStation 4, post-apocalyptic survival horror action-adventure game Days Gone has kept its player community pretty busy with free post-launch DLC in June and regular weekly challenges.

However, fans who loved the game can never have too much and always want something more. Today, game director Jeff Ross made official announcement of introducing its New Game Plus mode on September 13 via an update.

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Days Gone New Game Plus Mode Release Date

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New Game Plus mode has been one of most requested feature that fans were asking to be included for a while and will allow players to revisit and re-experience old locations as Deacon St. John but every earned upgrades and weapons.

All of your bike upgrades, collectibles, credits, encampment trust, NERO boosters, recipes, skills and trophy progress will be unlocked from start when you begin a new journey by picking up a save game that has "I'm Never Giving Up" storyline completed.

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Not only are you allowed to play any difficulty level from Easy, Normal, Hard or Survival, NG+ offers you two new difficulty modes; Hard II and Survival II. Good thing is, players who just started a new game can try them out as well.

Precious perks that you earned earlier from patches by completing challenges will now carry over to your main game aside from New Game Plus and its newly added difficulty settings. So, earn some more gameplay perks in the mean time.

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Days Gone Vinyl OST

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New trophies will be added in NG+ mode alongside a new weapon for Deacon to encounter hordes. Also, Mondo has put together all 25 tracks of the game in a vinyl that will become available for pre-order from September 11.

Days Gone was released for PS4 by developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment. It has sold 114,319 units within first three days of launch, even outperforming God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn in Japan.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Days Gone Adds Dead Don't Ride Weekly Challenge

Bend Studio presents Dead Don't Ride weekly challenge for Days Gone to drop-off survivors in a golf cart.

With a clear vision of future roadmap, developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment planned to introduce 12 challenges on 12 weeks for following launch of their PlayStation 4-exclusive game Days Gone.

First DLC pack of the game hit PlayStation Store back in June to make sure that PS4 community members would have fun in some weekly challenges with protagonist Deacon St. John and now comes a newest arcade-like mode "Dead Don't Ride".

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Days Gone Adds Dead Don't Ride Weekly Challenge

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Deacon would have to step out of his trusty drifter bike for once and take wheel of an electric golf cart to pick up waiting passengers from places around Salome Hotsprings and drive them to locations right on time in this latest challenge.

However, you are practically an Uber driver in post-apocalyptic Oregon and have to get the best passenger ratings possible to get a high score. Timely deliveries are a top priority and you should always try to outrun the clock.

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Drop-Off Passengers

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Also, while picking them up on your way; try to park as close as you can to a waiting survivor because it earns you bonus points for overall challenge. Keep an eye on their satisfaction meter to see if you get extra time, unless there are unhappy drop-offs.

Although not all deliveries are piece of cake, some might be a tough cookie and you pick-up ring color indicates difficulty level with yellow, orange and red. Distance to destination or complicated navigation will dictate difficulty.

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Find Best Delivery Paths

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Ride ain't over yet as you would come across Freakers in your way but need not to be alarmed and not because your golf cart has infinite boost. Driving over Swarmer on delivery routes will reward you additional two seconds in challenge clock.

There will be a total of 36 passengers waiting to get their destined places and successfully making all deliveries will earn you 2,000 points for every remaining second on the clock, so picking best paths to drop-off locations is important.

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Run Over Swarmers

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For Bronze or better rankings, players would earn "Hit and Run" patch that would reduce impact rate of bike or golf carts whenever they come in contact with enemy on road and have some extra time on clock to do a better score.

Days Gone is an action-adventure survival horror title for PlayStation 4 and Dead Don't Ride was originally a rumored working title when it was revealed during Sony's E3 2016 press conference as a biker gang adventure.

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.

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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.