16 SEPTEMBER 2020 – Developer Alan Edwardes is delighted to announce “Estranged: The Departure“, releasing on Nintendo Switch in Q4 2020, followed by a later release on Xbox One.
The enigmatic first person adventure game has been in development for six years, designed as a completely standalone sequel to Edwardes’ first game, a Half-Life 2 mod. That release, Estranged: Act I, has attracted 6,611 reviews on the Steam platform, 93% of which are positive.
Estranged: The Departure, a self contained story which can be enjoyed completely independently of the original mod, tells the tale of a lone fisherman whose ship is stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm.
Players will explore a rich, detailed landscape on their attempted escape back to the mainland, encountering puzzles, inscrutable island inhabitants and unraveling a decades-old mystery along the way.
Estranged: The Departure expertly blends a rich first person narrative adventure with gripping action set-pieces and combat. Of the first game, PC Gamer wrote:
“It’s always nice to see a mod progress from humble beginnings to its own Steam product page, and Estranged is fully deserving of the achievement.”
Developer Alan Edwardes said “Estranged: The Departure has been a labour of love for 6 years and has been shaped by its community for the 3 years it was in Steam Early Access.
With humble beginnings as a mod and inspired by titles such as Half-Life: 2, Estranged: The Departure includes traditional first-person shooter themes, with an engaging story and action/adventure gameplay.
I am very excited to bring it to the Nintendo Switch platform, to allow it to be experienced anywhere, any time.”
Estranged: The Departure will launch on Nintendo Switch in Q4 with a price TBC. An Xbox One launch is also planned, with more details to follow.
About Estranged: The Departure
Estranged: The Departure is the standalone sequel to the free Half-Life 2 mod, Estranged: Act I, released on Steam in Early 2014.
The game follows the story of a fisherman, stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm. Little does he know his adventure has just begun, and the island is home to more than it first seems.
Experience what the island has in store as you uncover the secretive Arque Corporation, burrowing ever deeper into their dangerous and haphazard operations.
Experience the unique first person adventure
Immerse yourself in the rich narrative and unique characters
Interact with items, computers and audio logs for environmental storytelling
Protect yourself with guns and melee weapons, with familiar shooter combat
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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