With some apparent help from People Can Fly, developers of Bulletstorm and Painkiller, indie studio The Astronauts has gone from a walking sim to a dark fantasy first person shooter. Much like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, personally I'm interested to see how The Astronauts blends its shooting gameplay within a fascinating world, and it certainly looks to be a lush world full of secrets to discover and explore. Entitled Witchfire, the game appears to be a briskly-paced (and rather good-looking) FPS, featuring dimension shifting and plenty of demon-slaying. You can check out the announcement trailer for Witchfire in the embed above. "The reason we're launching the teaser so early is simply to let everyone know that we're alive and kicking, and how radically different this new project of ours is compared to our previous game, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter", he said. It looks like guns won't be the only way of fighting back against the terrifying enemies, however, as shown by one short scene that highlights the player's special abilities. Although The Astronauts' team is keeping relatively quiet on the topic of its latest game so far, we expect big things to come from Witchfire as the title progresses further into its development cycle.
The latest project from The Astronauts now has no scheduled release date, leading many interested gamers online to speculate on just when we might get to try out the upcoming shooter for ourselves.
Witchfire now has no scheduled release date.