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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter violently sets the stage

Jun 05 // Jordan Devore    @DtoidJordan

PC release happening in Q3 2014

Here's a mood-setting trailer for The Astronauts' "weird fiction" horror game, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. As with prior footage, this is looking quite nice. It's the studio's first real trailer not counting last year's teaser video, and I like it. I would've preferred gameplay by now, but I like it.

There's much we don't know about Ethan Carter, so let's recap what is known: this is a first-person, combat-less game in which you play as a detective who possesses the ability to see the final moments of murder victims. You're on the trail of a missing boy, Ethan, and to make matters even more urgent, there's been a killing in his hometown of Red Creek Valley.

The more clues you uncover, the clearer and longer your supernatural vision will remain. "Exactly how much you are able to discern from a corpse is entirely up to you," says The Astronauts. "You might discover the motivation of the murderer, or find a hint of where to go next -- or both."


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destructoid's previous coverage:
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter


  Nov 03

Vanishing of Ethan Carter sales on pace with Gone Home

Though that comparison is a bit disingenuous amidst some otherwise cool straight talk


  Oct 01

Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

A haunting mystery from former Bulletstorm devs


  Sep 19

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter looks spectacular

'It’s less about pure terror and more about clammy unease'


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