The Astronauts -- the Polish independent studio founded by former People Can Fly vets of Painkiller and Bulletstorm fame -- has announced a September 25th 2014 launch date for the PC version of its debut title The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
Inspired by the weird fiction (and other tales of the macabre) from the early twentieth century, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter aims to significantly evolve immersive storytelling in games. While it features a private detective and quite a few mental challenges, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is not an especially puzzle-ridden game. Our focus is on atmosphere, mood, and the essential humanity of our characters.
Accompanying the release date news is a new developer commentated walkthrough trailer, offering up around 13 minutes of narrated gameplay that should give you a good idea on what to expect. Check it out below.