With the release of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, The Chinese Room’s follow up to their 2012, award-winning, Dear Esther, just over a week away now, the game’s the launch trailer has emerged, showcasing an end of the world as beautiful as it is creepy.
Set in England, in the Yaughton Valley, in June of 1984, the first-person adventure game takes place following the apocalypse as the player explores the now abandoned open world, piecing together just what happened.
Though short, and light on the specific details, we do hear a number of voices in the trailer. Speaking of the cast, creative director Dan Pinchbek took to the PlayStation Blog, stating, “We’re delighted that the list is headed up by the fantastic Merle Dandridge, best known for her role as Alyx Vance in Half Life 2 and Marlene in The Last of Us. You might recognise her [in] the trailer, where she plays Dr. Katherine Collins, the brilliant astrophysicist at the heart of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’s mystery.”
Pinchbek concluded, saying, “We’re hugely excited about the game coming out — really hope you all love playing it as much as we’ve enjoyed making it. It’s been an incredible couple of years and we’re very proud of the result.”
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is set to hit PS4 on August 11th. The Chinese Room, however, has even more cool surprises scheduled to hit over the next week, so keep checking back right here on Gamespresso. Are you ready to explore England’s quaint, post-apocalyptic 80’s? Or were you more a child of the post-apocalyptic 90’s? Let us know in the comments.