Bethesda has just announced it’ll be releasing a brand new IP which will see a return to the dungeon crawling games, “but more fun”.The game, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, will follow two protagonists, Caddoc, male hunter and E’lara; the hardass female huntress. The game has been built to play as a primarily co-operative experience and has been in development for over two years.The game is powered by the Unreal 3 engine and both of the main characters have different attributes, which makes playing the game with the different characters a varied experience. As Caddoc, you can expect to be a melee master, while E’lara is a ranged fighter. You’re able to switch between the two at during the game at certain save points.The game is a combination between an arena-based, dungeon-crawling game and co-op third-person shooter. According to InXile Entertainment CEO, and all round gaming legend Brian Fargo, it was the dungeon crawling game that got him into the business.”You have to recognise that today’s gamer in the year 2010 is different than the one in 1999! Their language is different, the metaphors are different. It’s more action-oriented. The category was already going towards action, but they play Gears of War. We know what kind of games they play, so what we wanted to do was take things that you’re comfortable with so that you can pick this game up right away [snaps fingers] and play,” he said.When asked why this game would appeal to gamers, especially as there’s no split-screen gaming option, Fargo said that it was a game that would appeal to all types of players.”I think what’s going to make it work for us is that romantic notion of going into dungeons. It’s highly accessible – you can pick it up and go right away. And after that, I think the co-op multiplayer really is going to be something people are going to gravitate towards.”Check out the brand new screens which have just been released hot off the press and stay tuned from more news from Hunted, and our full interview later this week.
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