DON’T NOD, the renowned developer behind critically acclaimed titles like Life is Strange, Vampyr, and Tell Me Why, has recently unveiled a significant update regarding their latest project, “Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden.” Originally slated for release on November 7, 2023, this highly-anticipated title has encountered a delay, pushing its launch to February 13, 2024, across all platforms.
The decision to postpone the release of “Banishers” comes as a strategic maneuver to navigate the dense landscape of AAA game releases that traditionally crowd the end of the year. DON’T NOD, in conjunction with John Bert, the managing director of Focus Entertainment, articulated their reasoning behind this choice in a joint statement.
They emphasized, “We have decided to postpone the release of this new franchise by three months, as the market is experiencing an intense release cycle for AAA titles on PC and consoles at the end of the year.” This move is underpinned by their firm belief that a more strategically timed launch will afford “Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden” the visibility and recognition it truly deserves.
The initial revelation of “Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden” occurred in July when DON’T NOD not only unveiled the game but also marked November 7 as its release date, accompanied by a captivating trailer.
In this forthcoming game, players assume the roles of Antea Duarte and Red mac Raith, a pair of lovers and Banishers—specialized ghost-hunters dedicated to safeguarding the living from the ominous threat of lingering ghosts and specters. The game is positioned for release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC.
While the delay may test the patience of eager fans, DON’T NOD’s thoughtful decision aims to provide “Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden” with an optimal launch environment, free from the overshadowing presence of numerous AAA releases that often saturate the gaming market towards the end of the year.
As the new release date approaches, anticipation for this unique and atmospheric adventure is bound to grow, promising an experience that will be well worth the wait.