Eerie early 20th century supernatural adventure The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is coming to PC on 25th September, developer The Astronauts has announced.

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You can pre-order it now for Ł14.99 / $19.99 on Steam and GoG where the pre-order exclusive Special Edition comes with a digital soundtrack, "Making Of" documentary, a high-res poster, and a Red Creek Valley map.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is coming to PS4 at an unspecified point, but for now you can watch a new 13 minute slice of gameplay footage narrated by the game's creative director Adrian Chmielarz - who was previously the director of Bulletstorm.

Ethan Carter looks like an open-ended horror version of Dear Esther or Gone Home with a little bit of Sherlock's jumbled text-based deductions bleeding onto the screen as player character, Paul Prospero, examines unusual activity strewn about the scenery. While Ethan Carter won't be puzzle-focused, there will be an investigative element as you communicate with the dead to try to piece the spooky story together.

I suspect people will confuse Ethan Carter for the PS4's other first-person exploration-based supernatural adventure Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Both games feature no combat and have you abstractly communicate with ghostly orbs of ectoplasm.

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