The Last Campfire From Hello Games Launches Tomorrow
The Last Campfire is a new exploration-based adventure game from Hello Games surprisingly drops tomorrow for Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One
While most know developer Hello Games from their work on No Man’s Sky, the team has also been quietly working on a new game for the last few years. The Last Campfire was first revealed back at The Game Awards back in 2018. It’s a completely new direction for the studio. The Last Campfire is an adventure game focused on exploration and puzzles. Hello Game’s own Sean Murray helped explain the game via a new narrated trailer. Give it a watch below.
Before today, The Last Campfire simply had a release window of “summer.” It’s a bit surprising that they’d just shadow drop the date the day before Gamescom Opening Night Live. However, there’s also something to be said for getting an announcement out on its own.
Either way, this is a great surprise. I’m a big fan of exploration and puzzle games, so Hello Games’ latest is right up my alley. The game also has a great look about it. In the PlayStation Blog post that went up this morning, there’s a shot of the game’s hero exploring through a valley. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully, the entire game continually brings that same style.
In the video above, Murray also talks quite a bit about the characters you’ll meet along the way. When I first saw the game nearly two years ago, I wasn’t too interested in the story. However, seeing that turtle made me instantly want to know his backstory.
The Last Campfire launches on August 27 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.