The Astronauts (former Painkiller and Bulletstorm developers) have announced a new PC exclusive horror title called The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is said to be a game to be played at night, alone, and in headphones. The game is powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine 3 technology from Epic Games, as well as exciting new technology, the details of which we will reveal in the coming months, and is set for release on PC via digital distributors in 2013.
As a detective with the supernatural ability to visualize scenes of lethal crimes, you investigate the kidnapping of a young boy, hoping to save him before it’s too late. The investigation leads you to a beautiful mountain area, where you come across a severely mutilated body of one of the kidnappers. Using both your paranormal skill and modern detective tools you discover the mystery behind the trail of corpses in the valley, the roots of an ancient force ruling the area, and the fate of the kidnapped boy.
Adrian Chmielarz, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter’s designer said:
“What we care about the most is that the players feel like they’re really there. Immersion is our number one priority. It’s a game about exploration and discovery. We’re not abandoning the gameplay – on the contrary: we’re trying to strip it down to the bone and make sure it’s always meaningful and truly makes the experience better.”
Enjoy the following in-engine trailer!
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - Teaser