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Draugen is Bringing the Norwegian Fjords to PC this May

Dreamfall Chapters developer Red Thread Games announced today that its latest game, Draugen, is hitting PC via Steam and GOG in May.

By Tomas Franzese

April 4, 2019

Developer Red Thread Games first teased Draugen years ago, and its release is now finally in sight. A May 2019 release for PC via Steam and GOG was confirmed by the developers today in brand new trailer which also delves into Draugen’s story and main characters.

Draugen follows two characters, the player-controlled Edward and his ward Lissie, as they visit a town in the beautiful 1920’s Norwegian Fjords looking for Edward’s wife Betty. That being said, Edward’s mental state is actually deteriorating over the course of this journey, impacting not only the story but the game’s environments as well. The developers also stressed how they put in the effort when it came to writing, voice acting, and motion-captured animation to make Lissie dynamically come to life, which should set Draugen apart from similar first person adventure games where the world can sometime feel quite static.

The whole game is written by Ragnar Tørnquist, the Norwegian writer behind Dreamfall, Dreamfall Chapters, and The Longest Journey, so if you are a fan of his work Draugen may interest you. Red Thread Games has also received significant funding from the Norwegian Film Institute for this game.

You can check out some new screenshots from the game for yourself below. Draugen will release for PC on both Steam and GOG sometime in May and will also come to PS4 and Xbox One “at a later date.”

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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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