First details, screenshots & PC requirements for THQ Nordic’s new survival game, Fade to Silence

Steam has just leaked the first details, screenshots and PC requirements for THQ Nordic’s upcoming survival game, Fade to Silence. In Fade to Silence, players take the role of Ash, a natural but tormented leader. In that role players explore a post-apocalyptic, frozen wasteland to gather the resources necessary to establish a refuge for survival. With dwindling resources, simple tasks like upgrading equipment and collecting materials quickly require an expedition to scavenge the necessary items.

In the search for survival materials, players must navigate a vast territory, in which they will encounter Eldritch monsters and an even greater foe: the unrelenting winter. While freezing temperatures constantly take their toll on the player Ash, the deadliest event is that of a blizzard. If caught by surprise, it takes every ounce of skill, determination and luck to survive.

In order to survive and overcome all challenges, the player needs to attract followers, bringing them into thei refuge. Each individual skillset and character traits grants access to higher tier resources and gear. Without such advances, the player character can scavenge only the barest necessities, crafting makeshift tools and weapons.

Fade to Silence will introduce the many dynamics of a harsh winter climate to a complex, character-driven, group survival experience. The dynamic weather system adds to the immersion of survival in a cold, corrupted world. Survival depends on how well the players read weather patterns, and if they come to the right conclusion – look for shelter or press home. The dynamic snow displacement leaves a realistic path by both player character and NPC. This telltale sign will tell you regions where it is good to hunt and regions where monsters are roaming.

Here are the game’s key features:

  • Explore a vast winter landscape: The launch version lets you explore a river delta, a dense forest region and cultivated farmland of an 8km² area. 
  • Wolf Sled Expeditions: Pack your sled, take a follower with you and engage in long term expeditions into the farthest regions. 
  • Fight System: Tiered weapon system, melee and ranged combat. 
  • Moral choices: Save and recruit various NPCs to join your group. Harsh choices have to be made; who do you take, who do you leave behind. 
  • Battle increasingly dangerous Eldritch creatures that roam an apocalyptic world. 
  • Trust your inner voice. It is your friend.

THQ Nordic will release Fade to Silence on December 14th via its Early Access program. In addition, the publisher revealed the official PC requirements for Fade to Silence, alongside its first screenshots!

MINIMUM:

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 270 (2gb or more)
    • Storage: 30 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480
    • Storage: 30 GB available space

FADE TO SILENCE - Announcement Trailer

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