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The Bunker Brings Live-Action Psychological Horror to PS4

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The Bunker Brings Live-Action Psychological Horror to PS4
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Hello, everyone! Ben Tester here once again from UK-based developer Wales Interactive. I’m excited to announce that our brand new live-action game, The Bunker, will be arriving on PS4 next month!

The Bunker Brings Live-Action Psychological Horror to PS4

The Bunker is a completely live-action psychological thriller starring Adam Brown, who played the dwarf Oni in the Hobbit trilogy. The game also stars Sarah Greene (Assassin’s Creed 3), Grahame Fox (Game of Thrones) and Jerome St. John Blake (The Fifth Element).

In The Bunker, you play as John, a boy born in a secret nuclear government bunker on July 3, 1986 — the day the bombs fell. Thirty years later, everyone you knew and loved has died. You are the last remaining survivor. Your existence consists of following the rules and sticking to the routine, but when an alarm is triggered, your mind begins to self-destruct. You must venture deeper and deeper into the bunker, discovering long forgotten zones and uncovering dark, repressed memories that finally reveal the terrible secret of the bunker.

Co-developed by Splendy Games, The Bunker was filmed in a genuine decommissioned nuclear bunker in Essex, England. Because the location is real, you can even visit the bunker for yourselves! Just look out for the many “Secret Nuclear Bunker – This Way” signs. In fact, part of what makes this game so special is the fact that most of what you see in The Bunker is real and was left after being decommissioned in 1992, down to the original Commodores, Packard Bells, government switchboards, and NBC suits.

Filmed in full HD, we’re bringing you a cinematic experience in which you’ll navigate around the bunker with traditional adventure style point-and-click gameplay. You’ll solve puzzles, search through documents and recordings, and collect childhood items to unlock John’s suppressed memories. You’ll experience a complex, twisting plot written by the award-winning screenwriters behind The Witcher, Broken Sword and SOMA.

Expect The Bunker to land on PS4 in September 2016. Head to our Twitter page for news updates!

Thank you all for joining me and I hope you like what you see! Please feel free to continue the discussion in the comments section below and I’ll be around to answer any questions.

-Ben and the Wales Interactive team

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  • SaviorMachine

    As an adult, John strongly resembles George Orwell. He just needs a razor-sharp mustache

  • Will this play something like Myst? I know, I went REALLY old-school.

    • Ben Tester

      Oof that is old-school. Think more Heavy Rain and you’re on the right track. Thanks for reading today!

    • Woh! Heavy Rain is one of my favorite story based video games where it is all about choice and consequence and story continues even as you make poor choices. Is this going to be like that an Until Dawn, but instead of high-end graphics engine you used live-action to connect the scenes?

  • Oh wow! I did not see this coming. I haven’t played a live action game since the days of 3DO! Congrats on the PS4 release and I look forward to the experience next month!

  • Ouhhh that looks insane!! With real people, that reminds me of Phantasmagoria back in the days!

  • Looks quite promising! :)

  • whereymyconary

    Looks really interesting. I do like horror and point and click adventure games.

  • This definitely has my interest. If done right, it could be great. I’ll be keeping an eye out for updates on this one.

    • Ben Tester

      Thank you for your support! You can follow @walesinter for future updates.

  • Oh my stars and garters. I must play this.

  • patthebaker321

    Anyone else thinks this looks made for PSVR?! Wish so. Sounds great!

  • createdtokill

    Bringing me back to the days of Phantasmagoria and Gabriel Knight! I love it!

  • So this is like a serious fmv game? Usually fmv has been fodder for some hilarious bad games (Mad Dog McCree, Night Trap, e.g.), but this could be really good. I might have to keep an eye on this one.

  • I’ve placed my order. Can’t wait.

  • So this will be somewhat like that Her Story game?

  • Can’t wait to play this!

  • It seems the pre-orders aren’t working for North America, or is it just me?

  • Wow this game looks incredible! I saw the quick look of this on giant bomb and I can’t wait to get my hands on this! Thank you so much for bringing this to the PS4!

  • I wound up getting an extra 20% off with my PLAY 2016 Code, which made this a no brainer for me.It is an enjoyable experience and love the fact it had a platinum.

    My only gripe is that it is so short. It has to be the best FMV Games I’ve every played.

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