Endnight Games, the independent developers behind the critically and commercially successful survival horror game The Forest, have revealed their next project called Sons of the Forest. What will the sequel to The Forest consist of? What is his exit window for the sequel? Is it coming out this year? In this blog, we will discuss everything related to the sequel in detail. Sons of the Forest is an upcoming survival horror video game and sequel to The Forest. The founders of Endnight Games were officially visual effects artists. Their main focus with the game was quality and player experience.
Endnight Games’ major breakthrough was with their survival horror title, The Forest, which they released in 2014 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4. Inspiration for The Forest comes from movies like The Descent and games video such as Don’t Starve. Endnight Games created The Forest in Unity game engine. La Forêt makes the player assume the role of Eric Leblanc. While traveling by plane, a plane crash occurs. Eric wakes up from the plane crash to find his son Timmy missing. He discovers that the plane has crashed on a remote and heavily wooded peninsula. Players must survive, fight mysterious monsters and find the missing son. The Forest was a commercial success, with over five million copies sold worldwide.
What are the Sons of the Forest?
The Forest from independent developers Endnight Games was a huge success, not only critically but also commercially. So it was the only good thing for them to make another game. Who would have known that their next game would be the sequel called Sons of the Forest? So what do we know about this sequel? The trailer released about the sequel was enough for fans to learn and extract every piece of information.
Plot and visuals
Endnight Games did not provide any plot details. It may follow like the first game, where the protagonist finds himself stranded on an island and something about him disappears. This is just speculation, so anything else can happen as well.
The visuals are, as always, stunning. The visuals for The Forest were stunning for an indie developer, and they got high praise for it. Sons of the Forest’s visuals are a huge step up from the first game, and they look spectacular. The NPC and animal animations also look good, but don’t just rely on the trailer.
The trailer showed some parts of the gameplay that could be expected upon release. The trailer starts with the character/protagonist making a tent and a fire, then cuts it by creating weapons or, more specifically, hunting gear. Then the trailer cuts to the protagonist going on a hunt. During the hunt, the protagonist kills and eats the turtle. Just like the first game, players should expect a lot more varieties of hunting equipment and animals for hunting.
Then the trailer switches to the player exploring. During the exploration, the trailer shows grotesque things like an impaled body, etc. The trailer then cuts to fight scenes where the protagonists battle monsters with odd bodies. Through the trailer, we can expect some grotesque monsters that will surely scare faint-hearted gamers. There are monsters with two upper torsos or one whose upper bodies resemble Venus flytraps.
The game will also provide players with weapons like shotguns, handguns as shown in the trailer. Like any other survival game, players have to build their refuge like a house surrounded by a wall. The trailer ends with the protagonist watching a father and son battle another grotesque monster.
There are many explorable locations in Sons of the Forest, as shown in the trailer. The trailer showed places like caves filled with the monsters mentioned above, beaches, some kind of facility, etc.
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Sons of the Forest Release Date
When can fans expect Sons of the Forest to release? Should they expect it in 2022 or next year? The first announcement of Sons of the Forest was during The Game Awards 2019. Endnight Games released the trailer for the game. They then released two trailers in 2020 and 2021.
Endnight Games delayed Sons of the Forest, where the original release window was in 2021. But, in the November 2021 trailer, the developer announced the official release date for Sons of the Forest. Sons of the Forest will be released on May 20, 2022. currently. Endnight Games also didn’t specify Sons of the Forest’s target platforms, other than PC. The Forest was released on Microsoft Windows and later on PlayStation 4. Maybe Endnight Games will follow the same path for the sequel.
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