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It’s “Death to the Dead” in Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden… or is it?

The latest look at Focus Entertainment and DONT NOD’s Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden continues to focus on a mortal choice.

Life to the Living

Set in an alternate history and in the land of New Eden, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden casts players as a ghost-hunter. Tasked with severing the ties to the land of the living for the reluctant dead, that means engaging with those who’ve remained, sometimes to brutal ends.

The game’s hook comes in when lead character Antea joins the ranks of the deceased. And as the latest trailer depicts, that’s going to lead to a very tough choice for her lover and fellow Banisher Red. Does he send her to the land of the dead for eternal rest, or seek to revive her and forsake his own oath?

New Eden, 1695: Antea and Red are lovers and Banishers, trained spirit-hunters, protecting people from lingering specters. But when tragedy strikes and Antea herself becomes a ghost, will you honor your Banisher oath, or sacrifice the living in a desperate bid to bring your beloved back?

Players will have to face the weight of the consequences of their choices, just like the game’s voice actors Amaka Okafor (the Netflix series Bodies) and Russ Bain (Shetland) when they played it for themselves recently.

Focus Entertainment press release

Set for release on February 13th, 2024 on the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden has a standard and two collector’s editions up for pre-order. The standard you can grab most places games are sold, while both the Collector’s Edition and Red Echoes Edition are available exclusively via the Focus Store.

Packed into the Red Echoes Edition is “an ancient, leather-effect notebook illustrated with Red’s memories, an ink writing set, the game on any platform, and the “Wanderer Set” DLC”, while the Collector’s Edition includes the following:

  • The game on any platform with the “Wanderer Set” DLC for Red
  • A modular statuette of Red and Antea
  • The game’s official artbook
  • A SteelBook®
  • Two Banishers signet rings

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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