Hunted sends players back into the dark ages on a dangerous quest to uncover the secrets of the Demon’s Forge.
Powered by Unreal Engine 3, this third-person action adventure takes place in the corrupt world of Kala Moor. A world where a host of demonic creatures have risen from the underground and townsfolk are disappearing.
It is up to the player to take on the role of mercenaries searching for the missing people and the truth behind the abductions.
Gamers have the choice of playing as either E’lara or Caddoc. Both characters depend on each other during the game, despite their conflicting personalities and fighting styles.
Caddoc is a tough warrior who uses a shield as both a defensive and offensive tool, whilst E’lara is an impulsive but expert marksman.
Both characters have the gift of dragon’s breath, a bolt of electricity that can be fired at enemies.
Gamers can look forward to battling a wide array of nasties – from Jason and the Argonauts-style skeletons to giant spiders and Minotaurs.
Players can defeat these enemies through a choice of powerful weapons, deadly spells and a range of co-op kills. If things start looking a little desperate, E’lara and Caddoc can even heal each other.
As well as battling through demon-ridden towns, players can create their own dungeons with The Crucible. This in-game editor gives consumers the chance to build and populate areas with enemies of their choice, providing opportunities for custom-made exploring and personal skirmishes.
Hunted has already been well received by the press, described by some as a ‘fantasy Gears of War’ – a catchline that is bound to capture gamers’ attention come launch.
Bethesda's big four
Alongside Hunted, Bethesda has three other big releases due this year
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The latest chapter in the Elder Scrolls franchise will challenge players to save the land of Skyrim from the threat of destruction that civil war is posing. The game is due on November 11th.
Rage takes place in a post apocalyptic world as players step into the shoes of the last surviving member of Ark, a project that froze scientists only to revive them years later to rebuild the earth.
This first-person shooter mixed with parkour takes place in a floating utopian city on the brink of civil war. Brink will be released on May 13th for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.