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Days Gone to get New Game Plus mode next week

Days Gone is a PlayStation 4 exclusive that has somewhat snuck under the radar. The problem is that it doesn’t really compare to titles like God of WarMarvel’s Spider-man, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. Let’s be honest, though. There aren’t many games that compare favourably to those amazing games. At launch, Days Gone was a really good game. Our very own Brett Medlock gave the game an 8.5/10 when he reviewed it. He said “however, at the end of the day, the world of Days Gone is what stole the show. It’s beautiful, evolving, and full of chaos.” Since then, the game has seen numerous performance updates. Well, the next update for the game (arriving on 13th September) will add a New Game Plus mode as well as two new difficulty levels.

Here are the official details

Players can now re-experience the epic journey through Days Gone, this time with the advantage of previously earned weapons, bike upgrades, NERO boosters, skills, recipes, encampment trust and credits, collectibles, and trophy progress unlocked from the beginning.

New Game Plus can be started from any save game where the “I’m Never Giving Up” storyline has been completed. You can play NG+ on any difficulty level; Easy, Normal, Hard, Survival, or try it in one of our two new difficulty modes: Hard II and Survival II, regardless of the previous difficulty mode. These new difficulty modes are not specific to NG+ and can be experienced by brand-new players as well.

Perks from patches earned in challenges continue to carry over to the main game, but now they can be used in NG+ and all difficulty modes. So if you haven’t started any of the Challenge modes yet, I highly recommend going for gold in each challenge in order to maximize your gameplay perks before NG+ releases.

 

While these new options are unlikely to bring more players to the game it’s nice to see the developers catering to the established fanbase of Days Gone. New Game Plus modes are usually a ton of fun and allow you to try the game at harder difficulties or just breeze through enemies for fun. Here’s hoping that this one is as enjoyable.

What did you think of Days Gone? Will you be tempted to dive back in with the New Game Plus mode or one of the higher difficulties? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

Steve Clist
Joint Editor-in-Chief at our sister site XboxEnthusiast, Steve also has a serious love for Nintendo. His first console was an N64 and it was love at first sight. He may specialise in racing games but will give anything a shot. He's also a serious guitar player and musician. Basically, Steve rocks. Need we say more?

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