Watch New Trailer for The Vanishing of Ethan Carter From the Makers of... Bulletstorm

News

Watch New Trailer for The Vanishing of Ethan Carter From the Makers of... Bulletstorm

Polish developers People Can Fly were behind the brutally violent Painkiller and the deleriously entertaining Bulletstorm. The company rebranded as Epic Games Poland in 2013 when creative director Adrian Chmielarz decided to head to pastures new.

Those new pastures became The Astronauts, an indie developer with a very different mission statement to the bullets and booms of People Can Fly. And they're mailing that missive to the mast with The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

It's set to be a first person adventure title - you'll play as a paranormally inclined investigator called Paul Prospero who gets a plea for helpfrom a child in a small town called Red Creek Valley. When you arrive the child, Ethan Carter, is missing and the town has been rocked by a horrific murder. You'll have to find Ethan and uncover the mysteries that lie beneath this idyllic place.

A second trailer has been released at Gamecom, along with the confirmation that the game is coming to PS4 at some future time. It's also set to launch on PC in the next few weeks.

The Unreal Engine visuals are very fine indeed but its the gameplay that's more intriguing. It seems almost like you're floating through the levels but you can clearly interact with things. Perhaps Prospero is murdered too and has to continue to search for Ethan as things get more and more desperate?

It's all guesswork right now but that would be an interesting twist. Watching events in the past unfold to piece together what really happened is a nice mechanic and the developers have said its more about story than puzzles so expect a level of challenge not much off The Walking Dead video game. So little to none, probably.

Another indie to look forward to here, methinks.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter will release on PC on the 26th of September. A PS4 release will follow later, with no further consoles announced.



Watch New Trailer for The Vanishing of Ethan Carter From the Makers of... Bulletstorm on ClickOnline.com
About this author

daniel@clickonline.com
Movie Editor
Recent Articles by this author
23 September, 2016
Humanity is on the brink of doom and a young girl might hold the key to its survival… British...
23 September, 2016
A crew of mercenaries signs up to defend some villagers from being driven out of...
23 September, 2016
There's a basketball court in Japan which is entirely rigged with LEDs on its...
23 September, 2016
Firewatch is good stuff, especially if you're a fan of a well told story, gorgeous...