Publisher Focus Entertainment and developer DON’T NOD have delayed ghost-hunting action RPG Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden from its previously planned November 7, 2023 release date to February 13, 2024. It will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam.
“We have decided to postpone the release of this new franchise by three months, as the market is experiencing an intense release cycle for AAA titles on PC and consoles at the end of the year,” said Focus Entertainment managing director John Bert and DON’T NOD CEO Oskar Guilbert in a press release. “We are convinced that a commercial release of Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden during a less saturated period will give it the attention it deserves.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Focus Entertainment:
New Eden, 1695. Antea Duarte and Red mac Raith are lovers and Banishers, ghost-hunters who vowed to protect the living from the threat of lingering ghosts and specters. Following a disastrous last mission, Antea is fatally wounded, becoming one of the spirits she loathes. In the haunted wilds of North America, the couple desperately searches for a way to liberate Antea from her new plight.
Immerse yourself in a beautiful, intimate and powerful story between two fated lovers. As Banishers, enter the lives of New Eden’s communities and solve haunting cases in a mystical, lore-rich world plagued with supernatural creatures and ancient secrets. Use your wits or combine Antea’s spiritual powers and Red’s arsenal to defeat and banish the souls tormenting the living.
Challenging decisions will lay on your path, dramatically impacting your story and the fate of New Eden’s inhabitants—be they living people or wandering souls. How much will you compromise your ghost-hunting vow for the sake of your lover who became one of such spirits?
- Play as both Antea and Red, and battle supernatural forces with magic, weapons and spiritual powers.
- Unlock new gear and abilities to unleash the full power of the Banishers.
- Uncover the ancient secrets and hidden mysteries of a mystical, lore-rich world.
- Characteristic of renowned studio DON’T NOD, make meaningful and morally ambiguous choices that affect the story, the world and the fate of all characters, dead or alive.