Wintermute’s first two episodes will be released on the same day.
After being in Early Access for a while, man-vs-nature survival game The Long Dark will be getting a full release on August 1 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.
Developer Hinterland Studio announced the news on the PlayStation Blog, revealing that, alongside the game’s Survivor Mode, The Long Dark will also release with the first two episodes of its five-episode narrative mode Wintermute — “Do Not Go Gentle” and “Luminance Fugue.” The studio is looking to release the next three episodes between 2017 and 2018. Pricing has yet to be announced.
In Survivor Mode, players are tasked with surviving for as long as they can while trying to manage resources such as food and clothing in the large open world. Wintermute, on the other hand, has players assume the role of pilot Will Mackenzie and Dr. Astrid Greenwood, who crash in the Canadian wilderness after a geomagnetic disaster. The story is said to be inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road. Watch the trailer for Wintermute below.
The Long Dark’s story mode was first revealed in 2015, when IGN took an early look at the approximate 10-12 hour episodic campaign. For more on Wintermute, check out IGN’s preview.
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