Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden brings Life to the Living and Death to the Dead in a new gameplay overview trailer

Focus Entertainment and Dontnod have unveiled a new gameplay overview trailer for Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden that further details what players can expect when playing the game.

After the unexpected death of Red's wife, Antea, she becomes a spirit - something that both of them are distraught by due to their occupation as spirit hunters. They believe in the code of "life to the living, death to the dead" and regularly banish lingering spirits to the afterlife.

Now, the couple must go on a journey to find a way to liberate Antea from her new condition. They explore the lands of New Eden, which currently finds itself struggling in housing both the living and the death. Red and Antea will encounter several unique characters that have their own stories and struggles to uncover.

Learn their motivations before making a decision because some decisions that a player makes can carry severe consequences. As you learn more of their plight, will you choose to banish the souls of the departed that'll condemn them to suffer in the void or ascend their souls to free them from eternal sorrow?

Meanwhile, combat encounters has players utilize the expertise of the couple in real-time. Red's weaponry and Antea's supernatural abilities are interwoven into one another as players switch between both of them on the fly. Red's rifle, sword, and Fire Bane keeps the enemy at bay in the mortal realm, while Antea relies on Etheral spells such as teleportation and spectral damage zones to take care of foes that reside in the spiritual realm.

Each of their arsenals can be upgraded; several Attributes can be affected such as Strength, Dexterity, Willpower, Wisdom, Wrath, Vitality, and Providence. A skill tree is also available for further customizability and character progression.

Antea is given handy navigational abilities now that she's a spirit. Several non-combat abilities allow her to open up new pathways around New Eden to make traveling around easier. Players may want to revisit several areas they've been to, once Antea expands her capabilities, to open up new hidden areas to uncover secrets.

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden launches on November 7 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam). For more, you can check out:

Focus Entertainment and DON’T NOD are thrilled to reveal an extensive overview of their upcoming title Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. The immersive and poignant narrative driven Action-RPG where you hunt and battle supernatural threats to alter a tragic fate revealed itself in a detailed Gameplay Overview Trailer. The title is coming November 7th to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, and pre-orders are now available on all platforms, with a Collector’s Edition and the Red Echoes Edition exclusive to the Focus Store!

A journey between love, life, death and sacrifice

You play a couple of Banishers, Antea Duarte and Red Mac Raith, experienced spirit hunters, sent to New Eden to lift a mysterious curse and solve haunting cases. But after an ill-advised attack, Antea is killed and becomes one of the ghosts she loathes. Torn between their vows to protect the living from malicious spirits and the nightmare of Antea’s condition, you must make hard decisions: Will you honor your Banisher oath or sacrifice the living in a desperate bid to bring your beloved back?

Enter the lives of New Eden’s communities in a world plagued with supernatural creatures and ancient secrets. Combine Antea’s spiritual powers and Red’s powerful arsenal to defeat and banish the souls that torment the living. Uncover secrets, navigate mysterious landscapes, upgrade your gear to unleash another measure of power, and meet memorable but tormented characters whose fate rests in your hands.

Heavy decisions will lie on your path as you decide the fate of New Eden’s inhabitants—be they living people or wandering souls—dramatically impacting your story and the challenges you’ll face.