Winter is Coming in The Long Dark with New Trailer, Releasing on Steam Early Access in September

on July 16, 2014 7:29 AM

Featuring the pedigrees and talents of developers from previous titles like The Unfinished Swan, Far Cry 3God of War, and the vocal talents of David Hayter and Jennifer Hale, the Kickstarter-backed The Long Dark is set with some pretty high expectations, and luckily a new trailer for the game seems to show off the game in exceedingly grand style.

Developer Hinterland Games revealed a new trailer for The Long Dark featuring numerous looks at the game’s various locations in the middle of a beautiful, but haunting winter wasteland, along with narration by the game’s protagonist, played by David Hayter. The upcoming survival first-person title will be available on Steam Early Access in September 2014, Hinterland also announced.

Hinterland also clarified that the Steam Early Access build of the game will only be a “Sandbox Mode” that will allow players to try and survive as long as they can in the harsh winter tundra environments, with the developer adding:

“Nobody wants to play the story content while it’s still in development. Not only would this introduce massive spoilers, but it would also ensure your first experience of the game’s story content was not your best experience of the game’s story content, and we wouldn’t be satisfied with that. So, we’re holding the Story mode back until the first Episodes are completely finished and we’re ready to share them with you. We promise it’ll be worth the wait.”

The Long Dark will release its Steam Early Access build in September 2014, while the full season of the game will be available at a later time for PC, Mac, and Linux – in the meantime, you can check out the new trailer for the title below:

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