Wilderness exploration mystery Firewatch reveals gameplay in debut trailer

"Stay in there... and watch."

Firewatch, the debut effort of ex-The Walking Dead and Mark of the Ninja devs at Campo Santo, has revealed its first gameplay footage in its debut trailer.

Due in 2015 for PC, Mac and Linux, Firewatch puts players in the hiking boots of a man named Henry who's taken the position of a forest fire lookout as a summer gig for reasons. But some unexplained event prompts Henry from his watchtower, which causes him to question his position and creates a rift between him and his only human contact, his supervisor Delilah. That's right, it's a game about awkward co-worker drama, gorgeous scenery, and a possibly supernatural mystery as you do the exact thing your supervisor tells you not to do - leave your post to explore the wilderness.

What Firewatch's actual gameplay mechanics consist of is still a bit of a mystery, but according to Camp Santo, "you'll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have."

Campo Santo also released some new screens from Firewatch, which you can take a gander at below.

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