A brand new game from Life is Unusual studio Dontnod was introduced at The Game Awards 2022 tonight. Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is an motion RPG that tends somewhat nearer to the studio’s 2018 title Vampyr in spirit, nevertheless it seems like it could undertake a few of Life is Unusual’s choice-based narrative parts too.

The trailer above does not show lots of gameplay footage, nevertheless it confirms a third-person perspective, and a baddie that has the same vibe to Darkish Souls’ Hollows. There are two playable protagonists in lovers Antea and Purple: the previous makes use of “non secular powers” (notice how she will spectrally teleport within the gameplay snippet), whereas the latter makes use of good ol’ normal offensive weaponry.

These lovers had been ghost-hunters, which implies they as soon as roamed the world defending “the residing from the specter of lingering ghosts and specters”. However Antea has fallen afoul of some curse, which has turned her right into a spirit. Thus, she and Purple go on an journey to attempt to reverse her plight.

“Immerse your self in a stupendous, intimate and highly effective story between two fated lovers,” reads the official blurb. “As Banishers, enter the lives of New Eden’s communities and remedy haunting instances in a mystical, lore-rich world plagued with supernatural creatures and historical secrets and techniques. Use your wits or mix Antea’s non secular powers and Purple’s arsenal to defeat and banish the souls tormenting the residing.”

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden releases on Steam in 2023.