New Eden, 1695.
Antea Duarte and Red mac Raith are lovers and Banishers, ghost-hunters who have vowed to protect the living from lingering ghosts and specters. Following a disastrous last mission, Antea is fatally wounded, becoming one of the very spirits she loathes. In the haunted wilds of North America, the couple desperately searches for a way to liberate Antea from her new plight while trying to lift an ominous curse from New Eden.
Will you sacrifice the living to bring Antea back, or will you keep your Banisher’s oath?
“Life to the living, Death to the dead.”
When Red met Antea, she was traveling through Europe to study and discover the roots of the Banishers’ art. She fell in love with a good man crumbling beneath guilt. She banished his ghosts, setting him free to recover himself. He fell for her as she taught him how to improve his understanding and perception of ghosts and specters. Having been haunted himself, he forswore killing the living and set out to become a Banisher.
Red became a Banisher due to his guilty conscience. He was once a mercenary, haunted by the ghosts of those he had murdered. It was Antea’s saving grace that enabled him to find the path to redemption and eventually their love blossomed. When Antea tragically passes away, Red is faced with a heartbreaking dilemma between his beloved and his vows as a Banisher.
A renowned and experienced Banisher, Antea’s was brought up to rely on herself, which was strongly reinforced through her own experiences with prejudice. She is independent and resilient, so when she is killed and returns as a spirit – the very thing she hates most – she must rely on Red. Torn between love and death, she makes him swear an oath to help her find a way out of this excruciating situation.
As Banishers, you will solve haunting cases in a mystical, lore-rich world full of ancient secrets and lingering spirits – entities trapped in the liminal space between life and death. Their inability to progress to the next plane of existence is a consequence of past errors, choices, or tragic destinies. Investigate and uncover the truth behind the spirits’ malevolence.
Explore beautiful yet eerie New Eden, meeting memorable characters. Tormented spirits and afflicted residents share common stories involving love, betrayal, suffering, and hidden depths that bind them together. You will face challenging choices which will impact your story and the fate of New Eden’s inhabitants—be they living or dead. Beware: they may not be willing to let their fate rest in your hands.
Travel New Eden, finding new gear and unlocking abilities to unleash your full Banisher potential.
Switch between playing both Banishers and battle supernatural forces with magic, weapons, and powerful abilities.
Reveal hidden mysteries and truths of an old mystical, lore-rich world.
New Eden and the surrounding area can be impacted by the choices you make throughout the story, for better or worse.
We’re so happy to show you the Accolades Trailer for Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, which is full of rave reviews and critical acclaim from media. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to celebrate such a heartwarming reaction to a game our teams worked very hard on.
16 February 2024
After Vampyr, DON’T NOD and Focus Entertainment are proud to work together again on the poignant, historical action-RPG Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden.