Bethesda will publish Hunted: The Demonâ€™s Forge, a third-person co-op fantasy action game. Hunted is being developed at inXile Entertainment for the Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows.
inXile Entertainment was founded in 2002 by industry veteran Brian Fargo. During his distinguished tenure in the video game business, Fargo has been behind some of the greatest fantasy game franchises of all time including The Bard’s Tale, Baldur’s Gate, and Fallout. Huntedâ€™s development is being overseen by Fargo while Michael â€śMaxxâ€ť Kaufman serves as the gameâ€™s Director. Previously, Kaufman served as Art Director on such titles as Kingpin: Life of Crime, Redneck Rampage and the award-winning Return to Castle Wolfenstein at Gray Matter.
In addition to Hunted, Bethesda Softworksâ€™ roster of upcoming games includes Fallout: New Vegas, the next chapter in the blockbuster Fallout franchise being developed at Obsidian Entertainment, Brink, a ground breaking shooter being developed at Splash Damage and RAGE, the new first-person shooter being developed by id Software.
Details of Hunted: The Demon’s Forge
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: inXile Entertainment
Release Date: TBA
Platform: Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 / Games for Windows
Genre: Third-person Co-op Action
Set in a dark fantasy world, Hunted: The Demonâ€™s Forge is an unforgettable cooperative action game, pitting you and your partner against waves of vicious enemies. Taking control of either Eâ€™lara, a ranged weapon expert, or Caddoc, a master swordsman, you must use a variety of weapons, powerful spells, and cover tactics to battle your way through menacing dungeons, overgrown ruins, and downtrodden towns. Discover secrets and complete co-op-based puzzles whilst exploring the sinister world to discover answers to the gameâ€™s deep, dark mysteries.
The dark ages have become corrupted. Heinous creatures have emerged from underground. Townsfolk across the land are disappearing. Upon the promise of their fortune in gold, mercenaries Eâ€™lara and Caddoc take on the daunting task of discovering where the innocent villagers have been taken. Their journey will lead them on a dark and twisted path where they will encounter death, slavery, and sacrifice. Travel deep within the world of Kala Moor…and to the secrets of The Demonâ€™s Forge.
Dark Fantasy Shooter
Powered by the Unreal 3 engine, the world of Hunted comes to life in a third-person dungeon crawl with the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter.
Co-op at a Distance
Combine Eâ€™laraâ€™s ranged attacks with Caddocâ€™s melee expertise to pull off gruesome co-op kill moves, perform special attacks, and heal one another regardless of where they in relation to one another on the battlefield. The charactersâ€™ differing combat methods allow player strategy to vary from one play through to the next.
Two Ways to Fight
Wade into the thick of the fight using melee skills, or tactically use cover combat to dispatch hordes of creatures with bows and spells.
Powerful magic spells can be used to boost your partnerâ€™s combat effectiveness and even the odds against increasingly formidable enemies.