Firewatch is an upcoming first-person mystery game from new indie team Campo Santo, which includes former Telltale and 2K Marin developers. In anticipation of the game’s release next Tuesday, Camp Santo has released four short new trailers. Each is only 45 seconds long (or shorter), and mean to show off snippets of the game without giving any of the story away.
The first, titled “The June Fire,” shows off a few moments of the game’s dialogue system, where players have a choice of responses in naming a new fire. The second, titled “Ambience,” shows off the various settings players will visit within the Wyoming Wilderness. The third and fourth videos, called “Trowel” and “The Shale Side,” both show off more dialogue, along with the game’s sense of humor. You can check out each video below. We also got a look at some footage of the game running on PS4 yesterday.
The game’s narrative takes place in the Wyoming wilderness during 1989, where you play as a man named Henry, who has taken up a new job as fire lookout. The only communication Henry has with the outside world is through a handheld radio. Campo Santo doesn’t want to reveal too much about the story, but, as you’d expect, things start to get weird and strange for Henry once he’s in the wilderness.
Considering the individual team members’ pedigrees with adventure and story-telling games, Firewatch looks like it could be pretty good. Campo Santo developers have worked on The Walking Dead, Tales of Monkey Island, Mark of the Ninja, BioShock 2: Minerva’s den, and several other quality games.
Firewatch launches on February 9, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PC. There are currently no plans to bring the game to VR.