A ghost hunt set in 1695, fast-paced combat, two playable characters, a tragic story with tough choices that impact the plot – if you nodded enthusiastically at those points, you should definitely keep an eye on Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. The role-playing game is in development at DON’T NOD, the studio behind Life is Strange, but also Vampyr Late 2023 for PC, PS4 and Xbox Series X/S appear.
With the ghost hunter duo against supernatural powers
There was a lot going on at the Game Awards this year. There were trailers for big blockbusters like Death Stranding 2 and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. In case you missed Banishers between the many announcements, you can catch up on the trailer here:
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The two people you see sitting together at the table in the trailer are Antea Duarte and Red mac Raith. As you might have guessed from the scenes, the two are both a couple and a ghostbuster duo. On the official website of publisher Focus Entertainment, we learn that the last mission of the two went terribly wrong and Antea was injured so badly that she became a ghost herself.
The story is about the two looking for a rescue for her. In doing so, they battle their way through a fantastical version of historical North America where supernatural creatures roam.
This is what we know about the game mechanics: The trailer only shows a short fight scene, but the website also reveals that we can play both Antea and Red and use weapons as well as magic and special powers in the fight against the supernatural. In addition, the studio typically relies on a strong story focus again and wants to give us the power to decide the fates of the characters with our decisions.
How do you like Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden at first sight? Are you up for the ghost hunt?