Publisher Bethesda is busy this year. With Fallout: New Vegas, Brink, and RAGE already announced, today they are adding a new game to the line-up – Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. Set in a dark fantasy world, players can take control of either E’lara, a ranged character, or Caddoc, a melee character. Hunted will be a third-person co-op fantasy action game developed by inXile Entertainment and released for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
It is said to be an “unforgettable cooperative action game.” I’m not exactly sure what co-op modes will be included. Will it just be an AI controlled character? Will there be local co-op via splitscreen? Will there be online co-op? Personally, I hope it includes local co-op as it is always a better experience compared to online.
Check out the story and key features of the game from the announcement. Oh, and of course you want to see what it looks like right? Here are some screenshots for your viewing pleasure.
The dark ages have become corrupted. Heinous creatures have emerged from underground. Townsfolk across the land are disappearing. Upon the promise of their fortune in gold, mercenaries E’lara and Caddoc take on the daunting task of discovering where the innocent villagers have been taken. Their journey will lead them on a dark and twisted path where they will encounter death, slavery, and sacrifice. Travel deep within the world of Kala Moor…and to the secrets of The Demon’s Forge.
Dark Fantasy Shooter
Powered by the Unreal 3 engine, the world of Hunted comes to life in a third-person dungeon crawl with the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter.
Co-op at a Distance
Combine E’lara’s ranged attacks with Caddoc’s melee expertise to pull off gruesome co-op kill moves, perform special attacks, and heal one another regardless of where they in relation to one another on the battlefield. The characters’ differing combat methods allow player strategy to vary from one play through to the next.
Two Ways to Fight
Wade into the thick of the fight using melee skills, or tactically use cover combat to dispatch hordes of creatures with bows and spells.
Powerful magic spells can be used to boost your partner’s combat effectiveness and even the odds against increasingly formidable enemies.