GSC Game World, the developer of Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl, has released a new trailer for the game, which is the first in six months and the first to showcase the game in action since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, where the developer is based. GSC Game World has released a trailer for their game, Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl, on their YouTube channel. The trailer features gameplay footage, including scenes of a player using various weapons to defeat enemies, including a sawed-off shotgun, pistols, and machine guns. The gameplay looks intense and action-packed.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a series of first-person survival horror games developed by Ukrainian game developer GSC Game World. The series is set in an alternate reality where a second Chernobyl disaster occurs, resulting in the creation of a “Zone” which is filled with mutated creatures, anomalous areas of radiation, and artifacts with strange properties. The player takes on the role of a “Stalker”, a person who enters the Zone in search of these artifacts and the secrets it holds.
The first game in the series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, was released in 2007, followed by two standalone expansion packs and a prequel, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, in 2008. The sequel, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, was released in 2009. The series has received generally positive reviews and has a devoted fan base.
STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl is the upcoming sequel to the series, which is currently in development by GSC Game World. It was announced in 2010, but development was halted in 2011. In 2018, the developer announced that development had resumed and that the game would be released in the future. There were rumors of delaying the game deep into 2024, but they were denied.