The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Trailer: Dabbling In The Occult
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, an occult mystery from a brand new studio called The Astronauts, saw a new trailer debut during Sony's Gamescom 2014 press conference, and it turned a lot of heads.
The PlayStation Blog described the game as "a story-driven mystery game that focuses entirely on exploration and discovery, featuring no combat or explosions of any kind. If our game leaves any scars, you won’t be able to see them." The trailer plays right into that, showing off how protagonist Paul Prospero must solve puzzles using only what he sees in the world around him.
The first-person exploration puts the player right in the middle of the vast world, mixing real-world and supernatural elements to create an interesting and immersive story. We're not sure exactly what's happening in this game, other than what The Astronauts have told us: we will "play the game as Paul Prospero, an occult-minded detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter. Realizing the boy is in grave danger, Paul arrives at Ethan’s home of Red Creek Valley, where things turn out to be even worse than he imagined. Ethan has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder, which Paul quickly discerns might not be the only murder to investigate."
Sounds great to us, and we'll be looking forward to The Vanishing of Ethan Carter when it launches soon for PlayStation 4.