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Firewatch trailer braves the wilderness

Step into the mystery, and danger of the Wyoming wilderness in Campo Santo’s first video game release.

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PAX has brought a notable amount of attention to several new titles this year, and with the oncoming surge of holiday releases it’s easy to lose ourselves in the excitement. Although is isn’t due for release until sometime in 2015, Campo Santo’s first game Firewatch has definitely piqued some interest with its recently released reveal trailer.

The trailer sets the game up for a dark undertone; a plot layered with mystery and exploration throughout the vast wilderness of Wyoming. Your only connection to civilization is through a small handheld radio. The visuals have a breathtaking sense of beauty, with an emphasis on exploration, and a story that's looking to break the hearts of gamers everywhere. Firewatch releases for the PC, Mac and Linux in 2015.

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    September 2, 2014 10:00 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Firewatch trailer braves the wilderness.

    Step into the mystery, and danger of the Wyoming wilderness in Campo Santo’s first video game release.

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      September 2, 2014 11:04 AM

      That is a great looking trailer. Interest is piqued.

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      September 2, 2014 6:50 PM

      I'm VERY excited to see what these Thumbs come up with!

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      September 2, 2014 7:09 PM

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      September 2, 2014 7:10 PM

      Well that was fantastic. Keep us updated on this one!

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      September 2, 2014 7:13 PM

      One might think that a Shacknews article on this game would mention that the attached video's score was composed by this website's former editor-in-chief.

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        September 2, 2014 7:26 PM

        That should definitely be stated. Chris Remo may have numerous ties through the multiple owners that have had this site since he left over 5 years ago. We have to be careful, he may know or even talk to someone affiliated with the games industry.

        We should also take any games made by Double-Fine or former Irrational employees with a grain of salt two as he undoubtedly spoke to them and could be the middle man for many back-door deals.

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          September 2, 2014 7:28 PM

          Don't think he was implying anything improper. Just that Chris was an important part of this site.

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            September 2, 2014 7:29 PM

            Yes, this was my intent.

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              September 2, 2014 7:31 PM

              Oh! Sorry. I think I've been reading too much internet garbage and my brain has warped.

              Sorry :(

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          September 2, 2014 7:28 PM

          5 YEARS!? Jesus Christ time moves fast.

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          September 2, 2014 7:31 PM

          Can't...tell...if...sarcasm...

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            September 2, 2014 7:32 PM

            It was supposed to be. I misread the intent of Wisp!'s post. I'm an idiot.

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              September 2, 2014 11:02 PM

              Heh, I misread it the same way before I saw the clarification.

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          September 3, 2014 5:55 PM

          You um... Kinda of took that to a dark place for some reason. I think Wisp meant it in a positive way... Meaning Remo deserves the mention!

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        September 2, 2014 8:39 PM

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      September 2, 2014 7:21 PM

      That looks way more expansive and detailed than what I was expecting. Pretty impressive for only 5 dudes.

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        September 2, 2014 7:29 PM

        I think Campo Santo is 8 or 9 people.

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          September 2, 2014 7:29 PM

          +1 Robot

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            September 2, 2014 7:57 PM

            The robot is writing the code that will activate the killer robots once someone has completed the game.

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              September 2, 2014 7:58 PM

              The googledog will deliver an ad into your brain, directly.

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          September 3, 2014 2:15 AM

          Yes, Sean Vanaman, Jake Rodkin, Chris Remo, Jane Ng, Olly Moss, Nels Anderson and Will Armstrong. Seven people so far, but I'm sure they will get more insanely great talent there as time goes along.

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      September 2, 2014 8:00 PM

      Will the game have Nintendo Wii Horsebag support?

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      September 2, 2014 8:07 PM

      Who the heck is Josh Hawkins

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      September 2, 2014 11:18 PM

      trigger alert! we watch fires every summer waiting for one to burn our shit. One was just over the ridge this summer

      also reminds me of http://www.amazon.com/Trial-Ice-Fire-Clinton-McKinzie/dp/0440237270 (in that it's Wyoming, and there's a fire)

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      September 2, 2014 11:32 PM

      This is one to keep an eye on for sure.

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      September 3, 2014 1:09 AM

      Very impressed and excited. Love the concept and that it looks like an explorable world.

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