Norwegian developer Red Thread Games has announced that Draugen will release in May, exclusively on PC (with console versions coming later).
After announcing a May release window last month, Red Thread Games has locked in a date for its next game, Draugen. The mysterious “fjord noir” adventure will release on 29th May. The game will debut exclusively on PC, but versions for PS4 and Xbox One are also being worked on.
Draugen is a first-person, narrative-heavy adventure game, so story is everything. Here’s what the game’s story is about:
The year is 1923. You play Edward Charles Harden, an American traveller who’s come to Norway to find his missing sister. But you’re not alone: at every step of the way, Edward’s accompanied by his ward, Lissie; a gregarious, independent and enigmatic young woman. Together, you must explore this scenic coastal community — nestled amongst the fjords and mountains of rural Norway — in your search for Edward’s sister, and unearth the darkness that lies beneath the picturesque surface.
The story trailer for the game that was released last month has also been updated to feature new (and some improved) shots, along with the game’s fancy new release date. Check it out below:
Red Thread Games was founded in 2012, with its founders consisting mainly of ex-employees of Funcom, the studio that developed The Longest Journey and its sequel, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Red Thread Games would then develop Dreamfall Chapters, the third and final game in the series.
Draugen is the first original IP from the studio, and it was originally announced back in 2013. Red Thread Games is self-publishing the title, at least on PC.
Check out Draugen’s official website here.
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