The first-person narrative-driven game sees players exploring a scenic island in the Scottish Hebrides, while the narrator details letters written to his deceased wife uncovering the mystery of her death.
“Dear Esther is a first-person game about love, loss, guilt and redemption,” according to Brighton, UK-based developer The Chinese Room. “Driven by story and immersion rather than traditional mechanics, it’s an uncompromisingly emotional experience.”
Released in 2017, Dear Esther: Landmark Edition saw the game remade with the Unity engine, featuring a full audio remaster and the addition of a brand-new directors’ commentary mode.
The technicolour side-scrolling adventure game, which is inspired by classic movies like Flash Gordon, Sinbad and The Land that Time Forgot, will be released for PC and consoles on March 1.
Earlier this month, VGC published a new guide to all the PC and console games that are currently free for a limited time.
They include this week’s free Epic Games Store title, Windbound. The survival-crafting, open-world RPG is free to download until 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm GMT on February 17, when it will be replaced by Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons.