Dontnod, Focus Entertainment Announces Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden

Posted on December 9, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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Among the realm for French developer Dontnod Entertainment, the firm is turning a new leaf. In one previous interview, the firm clarified it is stepping away from the Life is Strange IP. In a report from IGN, it shares the team is moving to other IP it has in incubation. A separate story from GamesBeat shares that six projects are underway, according to its CEO Oskar Guilbert.

Furthermore, the team even went ahead to sign-on an additional project with Tencent as well. But what further showed the firm turning a new leaf is the renaming of the team. In an announcement this summer, Dontnod Entertainment is no more as Don’t Nod resurfaces once more as the studio’s new identity.

At The Game Awards on Thursday, Don’t Nod & Focus Entertainment announced Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. You can watch the reveal trailer in the video below:

“New Eden, 1695. Antea Duarte and Red mac Raith are lovers and Banishers, ghost-hunters who vowed to protect the living from the threat of lingering ghosts and specters. Following a disastrous last mission, Antea is fatally wounded, becoming one of the spirits she loathes. In the haunted wilds of North America, the couple desperately searches for a way to liberate Antea from her new plight.

“Immerse yourself in a beautiful, intimate and powerful story between two fated lovers. As Banishers, enter the lives of New Eden’s communities and solve haunting cases in a mystical, lore-rich world plagued with supernatural creatures and ancient secrets. Use your wits or combine Antea’s spiritual powers and Red’s arsenal to defeat and banish the souls tormenting the living,” reads the Steam page description.

“Challenging decisions will lay on your path, dramatically impacting your story and the fate of New Eden’s inhabitants—be they living people or wandering souls. How much will you compromise your ghost-hunting vow for the sake of your lover who became one of such spirits?” Do you plan to play Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden next year?

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is listed to ship sometime in 2023 for Xbox Series X|s, PlayStation 5, and PC.

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