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Crytek announces Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age from ex-Vigil Games developers

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Crytek has a lot of free-to-play irons in the fire at the moment, and with The Collectables and Warface out and available and Arena of Fate coming soon, the Crysis developer has today revealed a new game that looks set to become available at a similar price point.

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Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age is billed as third-person co-operative action game where up to four players will need to work together to “fend off an onslaught of bloodthirsty creatures and track down breathtaking bosses.”

The game is currently in development at Crytek USA, comprising developers from Darksiders developer Vigil Games, and will be the studio’s first project as a team, due for release on PC and consoles to form part of Crytek’s ‘Games-as-a-Service’ range.


Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age – Debut Trailer


Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age includes a special “content generation system” that means players will never see exactly the same environment (or enemies) twice. “As the surprises come thick and fast,” writes Crytek, “the terror of knowing that one of the game’s gruelling boss battles could be just around the corner will keep everyone’s pulses pounding. Defeating bosses will require close collaboration between hunters as they attempt to figure out and take down some truly terrifying monsters.”

What about the themes and enemies we can expect in Hunt?

Crytek says that the game is set during the late 1800s where “so-called myths and folklore actually point to the terrifying truth about evil lurking just beyond the fringes of day-to-day life.” Very dramatic.

Players will become the hunters of these creatures who must venture into the deepest, darkest territories to cull the demons that have flooded their world.


We’ll get a proper look at Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age during E3 2014 next week. Excited to see what the ex-Vigil Games team has been up to?

If you’re keen to give the game a whirl before it’s released, you can sign up for the PC beta taking place later this year at the official website.


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