Indie studio The Astronauts has recently released new in-game screenshots of their upcoming horror title The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
The game will follow Paul Prospero, an occult detective with the ability to peer into the final moments of a murder victim’s life. After receiving a cryptic letter asking for help from a boy named Ethan Carter, Paul soon discovers there is more than meets the eye to this case, as Ethan has since gone missing and a string of murders is plaguing the community of Red Creek Valley.
Described as “a weird piece of horror fiction”, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter will focus is on “atmosphere, mood, and the essential humanity of our characters”. There will be no combat in the game, and the entire experience will take place from a first person perspective. The player must use both supernatural and normal detective techniques to solve the riddles surrounding Ethan’s disappearance.
Along with the new screenshots, the developers also launched a short prequel comic strip, providing a small insight into Paul’s past, as well as what may be waiting for him in Red Creek Valley. You can check out the comic here.
The Astronauts is comprised of 8 members, founded by the ex-owners of People Can Fly of Painkiller and Bulletstorm fame. More information on the game and the team behind can be found on their official site here.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is slated for release on PC, but as yet no release date has been announced. Next gen releases on PS4 and Xbox One are also being considered.
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