STALKER 2 has some new footage this week via a new teaser trailer from developer GSC Game World. A new in-engine trailer for the game released by IGN teases the new setting getting a rebirth in the sequel. The game is still very much a mystery though. There’s a bunch of stuff going on here, and the visuals alone are pretty spooky. The trailer doesn’t have any real gameplay, but at least we get a peek at what’s coming.
Dubbed ‘the Zone,’ the game and its franchise deal with the remnants of the area and the people who still survive there. The trailer shows more of these desperate people clinging to live in the Zone and making a life out of the best that they can. There’s a weird reference to some mysterious forces going on here, but we’ll have to wait to see what it all turns into. We do know that the political power struggles continue from the previous entries, and some possible magical forces, although it’s all very nefarious.
STALKER 2 will be released sometime next year, although we’re not clear exactly when. We don’t get much in terms of story or gameplay details, but it’s still cool to see. Check it all out below.
For those new to the franchise, Stalker is based on a 1979 Soviet movie of the same name and the novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. the franchise tells the story of an alternate reality where the Chernobyl plant really did detonate again, this time twenty years after the original disaster. The is an infamous mix of Russian cultural touchstones and social commentary, and it’s been long-regarded as a great but archaic experience.
Sadly, this new trailer didn’t have any story details, although we’re expecting a pretty intense time ahead.