The creepy, but lovely-looking “Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture” is set for release Aug. 11. As a teaser, developer The Chinese Room released a launch trailer for the game. “Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture” is a first-person adventure game that is supposedly set after the apocalypse where it seems like no other humans are alive except for the game’s protagonists.
Revealed over at the European PlayStation Blog, the launch trailer for “Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture” is much different from what most people expect from a post-apocalyptic setting. Instead of destroyed houses and ruined buildings, the setting itself seems fine, just without any humans inhabiting the area. Every area seen in the trailer is incredibly clean and nice looking, which differentiates the game from the likes of “Fallout” and “Bioshock.”
Instead of battling zombies or any other post-apocalyptic survivor, players will be tasked with finding out what happened to the rest of Earth’s population. If the vagueness of the trailer reveals anything, it’s that the protagonists of the story are somewhat responsible for what happened, so it’s up to them to change what happened. The game is more mystery oriented, like some of the older adventure games that were released for PC in the '90s.
While the details have yet to be revealed, players can look for clues on the game’s official website, on which players can listen to taped recordings of the two characters and try to piece together what happened to lead to the game's events.
Merle Dandridge, a voice actress with whom many gaming fans probably are familiar, voices the game’s lead character, Dr. Katherine Collins. Fans will recall Dandridge voiced characters like Alyx Vance from “Half Life 2” and Marlene from the critically acclaimed “The Last of Us.”
“Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture” is a PlayStation exclusive, so naturally there are quite a few bonuses for those who own Sony’s current-gen console. Preordering the game will give players an exclusive PS4 theme. PlayStation users who also have PlayStation Plus accounts can get the game for 10 percent off until Aug. 18.