Bethesda announced today that it will publish Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, a third-person co-op fantasy action game. The game is being developed by inXile Entertainment for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Taking control of either E’lara, a ranged weapon expert, or Caddoc, a master swordsman, you must use a variety of weapons, powerful spells, and cover tactics to battle your way through menacing dungeons, overgrown ruins, and downtrodden towns. Discover secrets and complete co-op-based puzzles while exploring the sinister world to discover answers to the game’s deep, dark mysteries.
Powered by the Unreal 3 engine, the world of Hunted comes to life in a third-person dungeon crawl with the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter. Players will also be able to combine characters’ attacks to pull off gruesome co-op kill moves, perform special attacks, and heal one another regardless of where they in relation to one another on the battlefield. The characters’ differing combat methods allow player strategy to vary from one playthrough to the next. Players can also utilize powerful magic spells to boost their partner’s combat effectiveness and even the odds against increasingly formidable enemies.
Stay tuned for further developments on this and Bethesda’s other future projects. A set of screenshots for the game can be found after the jump.