An announcement trailer has been released for an upcoming video game titled The Bunker. Don’t go into the trailer wondering how good the graphics are, though, because this particular video game is entirely live-action.
The Bunker is a point-and-click interactive drama, similar to a Heavy Rain or one of Telltale’s titles. In it you play as the last surviving occupant of nuclear bunker. It was even filmed in a real nuclear bunker that you can visit if you want to, which is pretty darn cool.
You can read much more about the game and watch the announcement trailer below.
Ben Tester of co-developer Wales Interactive shared all the details on the game in a post on the PlayStation Blog:
The Bunker is a completely live-action psychological thriller starring Adam Brown, who played the dwarf Oni in the Hobbit trilogy. The game also stars Sarah Greene (Assassin’s Creed 3), Grahame Fox (Game of Thrones) and Jerome St. John Blake (The Fifth Element).
In The Bunker, you play as John, a boy born in a secret nuclear government bunker on July 3, 1986 — the day the bombs fell. Thirty years later, everyone you knew and loved has died. You are the last remaining survivor. Your existence consists of following the rules and sticking to the routine, but when an alarm is triggered, your mind begins to self-destruct. You must venture deeper and deeper into the bunker, discovering long forgotten zones and uncovering dark, repressed memories that finally reveal the terrible secret of the bunker.
Co-developed by Splendy Games, The Bunker was filmed in a genuine decommissioned nuclear bunker in Essex, England. Because the location is real, you can even visit the bunker for yourselves! Just look out for the many “Secret Nuclear Bunker – This Way” signs. In fact, part of what makes this game so special is the fact that most of what you see in The Bunker is real and was left after being decommissioned in 1992, down to the original Commodores, Packard Bells, government switchboards, and NBC suits.
Filmed in full HD, we’re bringing you a cinematic experience in which you’ll navigate around the bunker with traditional adventure style point-and-click gameplay. You’ll solve puzzles, search through documents and recordings, and collect childhood items to unlock John’s suppressed memories. You’ll experience a complex, twisting plot written by the award-winning screenwriters behind The Witcher, Broken Sword and SOMA.
The Bunker is set to be released on PS4, PC, and Xbox One, and you won’t have to wait long to play it. The game will be released later this month.
For more you can follow Wales Interactive on Twitter.
In addition to the new announcement trailer, I’ve also included below a previously released gameplay trailer which shows how the live-action point-and-click style will look.