Focus Entertainment and Dontnod released a “Gameplay Breakdown Trailer” that goes into a little more detail about Banishers’s major gameplay elements.
The new Banishers video goes into a little more detail about the setting. New Eden is part of a “cold, ruthless North America,” and visually it seems set in the mid- to late-1800s. Settlers have moved into this area amongst specters, taking up the help of Banishers, who can feel and affect the veils between the living and dead, to hunt the undead and protect the living. From here, the video retreads the overarching choice-making premise: help the living, or take their souls to preserve Antea, the now-dead hunter of the two.
The game shows off the on-the-fly mid-combat swapping between protagonists Red and Antea. It appears this swapping will allow players to tap into both Red’s physical abilities and weaponry, and Antea’s magic-based abilities—both of which intertwine, especially as you upgrade Antea’s skill trees.
The trailer also gets a little more into both of their special skill sets, with finishers by Red and magical exploration and combat skills through Antea.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is set to release on PC, Playstation and Xbox on September 13th.