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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl Launches April 28 on Xbox Series X|S

GSC Game World have announced the release date of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase.

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was rocked by a second explosion in 2006, causing space-time to warp. Mutants and anomalies now occupy the Zone, along with factions seeking to make their fortune from artifacts within, along with the truth of the Heart of Chernobyl.

Boasting a photorealistic seamless open world and a nonlinear story, choose your friends and foes carefully, fight with over 30 different and highly modifiable weapons, and witness horrors beyond imagination. The game also boasts survival mechanics, advanced AI, improve life-simulation, and mod support.

You can find the Gameplay Trailer below.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 launches April 28th on Xbox Series X|S, and later on Windows PC. The game will be available on Xbox Game Pass on launch.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone has changed dramatically after the second massive explosion in year 2006. Violent mutants, deadly anomalies, warring factions have made the Zone a very tough place to survive. It turned out that the center of the Zone hides the source of incredible power. Nevertheless, artifacts of unbelievable value attracted many people called S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s, who entered the Zone for their own risk striving to make a fortune out of it or even to find the Truth concealed in the Heart of Chernobyl.

EPIC NONLINEAR STORY IN SEAMLESS OPEN WORLD

Take over a role of the lone stalker and explore photorealistic seamless open world in a 64-km² radioactive zone with a variety of environments that reveal post-apocalyptic atmosphere from different angles. Make your way through the Zone to define your destiny as you choose your paths within highly branching epic story.

VARIETY OF ENEMIES AND HUNDREDS OF WEAPON COMBINATIONS
Meet members of different factions deciding who of them worth your friendship and who deserve a bullet. Engage intense gunfights with a variety enemies that follow different tactics trying to outsmart you. Choose your preferable firearms from 30+ types of weapons with numerous modifications that allow creating hundreds of distinctive lethal combinations.

LEGENDARY MUTANTS WITH DIFFERENT BEHAVIOUR MODELS
Prepare to encounter horrifying mutated creatures that will try to slaughter you following different behaviour model. Each mutant may appear in different subtypes which makes their behaviour less predictible. Truly extreme danger represent regions with lairs with numerous mutants hunting in large groups.

ARTIFACTS OF INCREDIBLE VALUE AND UNFORGIVING ANOMALIES
The most valuable artifacts and secrets of the Zone are hidden in the most dangerous places. Beware of the hazardous anomalies and unique devastating arch-anomalies as you hunt for highly valuable artifacts scattered around the Zone. Will you dare to unveil the mysteries of the Zone that took lives of many others before you?

Discover legendary S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe and experience:

  • Unique gameplay built on a blend of FPS, horror and immersive sim
  • Non-linear story with the variety of paths that lead to one of the several endings
  • Benchmark-setting graphics developed using cutting-edge photogrammetric and scanning technologies
  • Advanced artificial intelligence systems that will keep engaged even the most hard-boiled players
  • Life-simulating system “A-life 2.0” that makes the game world feel alive as never before
  • Immersive survival mechanics like hunger, sleeping, bleeding, radiation effects that enrich the gameplay
  • Dynamic day-night cycle and weather will add even more realism to the gameplay experience
  • Mod support giving the freedom to the creative players to extend and enrich the game universe

GOOD HUNTING, STALKER!

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