Today as part of their Count Down To E3, Sony and Bend Stu­dios con­firmed the release date for their upcom­ing zombie/survival game Days Gone is Feb­ru­ary 22nd 2018. Today Bend Stu­dio’s cre­ative direc­tor John Garvin made a post on the Playsta­tion Blog dis­cussing Days Gone, its newest trail­er and con­firm­ing its release date. Check out the release date trail­er below.

This trail­er does­n’t just announce the release date, it also intro­duces us to some new char­ac­ters in the world and a new faction.

Most impor­tant, we intro­duce 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. — John Garvin Bend Stu­dios CREATIVE Director

Bend Stu­dios and Days Gone will be at E3 this year with more game play and infor­ma­tion about the game. Keep an eye out on the home page for E3 2018 updates as they happen.

If you want to read the Days Gone blog post in its entire­ty, you can go here to read it on the Playsta­tion Blog.