First person adventure Estranged: The Departure washes up on shore in late 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.