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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl releases new gameplay trailer

Ukrainian developer GSC Game World shows off action, frights and more for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2!
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl, an upcoming open world action RPG from Ukraine’s prolific developer GSC Game World, has just revealed a brand-new gameplay trailer titled “Come to Me”. The game will launch on PC and Xbox Series X|S in 2023.

No release window has been confirmed yet, but it’ll be available on the Xbox Game Pass at launch. Here’s today’s new trailer from GSC Game World’s offiical YouTube channel:

The new trailer for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl is stunning, with powerful visuals and emotionally charged storytelling. It is absolutely remarkable that GSC Game World has delivered something this gorgeous and promising when they’ve been developing in the middle of a war.

The team released a dev diary six months ago about their experiences, around the same time the last trailer was uploaded. GSC Game World deserves tremendous praise and support for their work, so be sure to review their dev diary here:

One of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl’s greatest strengths is its ability to present bleak environments and themes without losing intrigue.

The visuals are dusty, dark, and violent, but they’re also very creative and filled with fine details. From the dialogue in today’s new trailer, it’s clear the narrative is character-driven, which raises the stakes for player decisions and outcomes. Besides the Unreal Engine 5 quality, even the sound effects are crisp and satisfying.

Perhaps the biggest highlight of all the new footage in today’s trailer is the game’s ability to surprise. The premise is conceptually sound, as proven by the success of previous installments in the series. But S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl is arguably the team’s most ambitious game yet, with massive amounts of content and complex mechanics that already make this game a front-runner for 2023’s best titles.

You can read more about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl and other upcoming action horror RPGs by following our news section!

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