Victorian-esque isometric stealth game Winter Ember announced

Infiltrate and explore as a faceless man returning home for revenge after years in exile.

Winter Ember

Publisher Blowfish Studios and developer Sky Machine Studios have announced Victorian-esque isometric stealth game Winter Ember. A release window and platforms were not announced.

“Sky Machine has crafted an immersive stealth game that makes wonderful use of lighting, verticality, and a deep toolset to allow players to sneak around however they see fit,” said Blowfish Studios co-founder Ben Lee in a press release. “We look forward to showing more of Winter Ember soon.”

Here is an overview of the game, via Blowfish Studios:

Set in a Victorian-esque world, Winter Ember follows the story of Arthur Artorias, a faceless man in pursuit of answers and revenge. Returning after a near-decade of exile to the city of Anargal, where he was stripped of his family, fortune, and past, Artorias clashes with Greater Heaven, a tyrannical religious militant faction that has seized control of the town in his absence. To survive his homecoming, Artorias must rely on his wits and use the darkness to his advantage.

Infiltrate and explore vast Gothic sandboxes brimming with treasure and mysteries to uncover. Move quickly and quietly through the shadows while surveilling the environment, and peering around corners and through keyholes in search of lurking enemies and hidden passageways. In Winter Ember, there are multiple paths forward and solutions to every problem. Stalkers are rewarded for studying their surroundings and identifying less obvious modes of entry or egress.

Even when backed into a corner and seemingly forced to use a weapon, Artorias can evade combat by crafting one of more than 30 specialty arrows to escape the situation. Water missiles, for example, can douse flames and create dark new hiding spots in which to disappear.

Watch the announcement trailer below. view the first screenshots at the gallery.

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