Developer The Astronauts has confirmed that their intriguing new thriller, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, will arrive on September 25 for Windows PC. In celebration of the release date being officially set, a brand new 13 minute clip from the title has been released.
A mystery with a flare for the supernatural, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is the debut title from the team at The Astronauts, which was founded by ex-members of People Can Fly. Unlike their former violent output, which include brain-dead shooters such as Painkiller and Bulletstorm, this title focuses more on using your brain, rather than your trigger-finger.
In the video, we are introduced to protagonist Paul Prospero, an “occult-minded detective.” After receiving a letter from Ethan Carter, Prospero sets off in search of the child, but soon finds himself embroiled in something much more sinister. In order to solve this mystery, our hero must roam through surrounding area in search of any clues he can uncover. Unlike your typical detective, though, Prospero can tap into some supernatural abilities, which allow him to witness the memories of the dead in order to help figure things out.
In spite of the talent behind the title, I hadn’t heard about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter until its appearance at Sony’s Gamescom 2014 press conference earlier this month. Since then, however, my interest has been piqued, as I’m always down for a supernatural thriller. This video, which showcases several of the title’s main features, serves as a good appetizer before its launch next month.
While we do know that The Vanishing of Ethan Carter will arrive on the PC next month, we currently do not know when the game will arrive on the PlayStation 4. While we wait for additional information to break, why not take a look at the video and let us know what you think in the comments section below.