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Hunted: The Demon’s Forge Announced/Screenshots

by William Schwartz

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Bethesda Softworks recently announced that it will be publishing the title Hunted: The Demon’s Forge on behalf of Xile Entertainment. Not much is known about the third person fantasy action game, other than the demon face image that accompanied the press release. (Update: Screenshots have been released)  Xile Entertainment has some developers that have worked on some of the biggest and best franchises of all time.  But we’re assuming you can read this for yourself in the press release below.

“Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that it will publish Hunted: The Demon’s Forge™, a third-person co-op fantasy action game. Hunted is being developed at inXile Entertainment for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows.

inXile entertainment was founded in 2002 by industry veteran Brian Fargo. During his distinguished tenure in the video game business, Fargo has been behind some of the greatest fantasy game franchises of all time including The Bard’s Tale®, Baldur’s Gate®, andFallout®. Hunted’s development is being overseen by Fargo while Michael “Maxx” Kaufman serves as the game’s Director. Previously, Kaufman served as Art Director on such titles as Kingpin™: Life of Crime™, Redneck Rampage and the award-winning Return to Castle Wolfenstein® at Gray Matter.

“We are thrilled to be working with Bethesda Softworks on this upcoming release that takes us back to our roots,” said Brian Fargo, Founder of inXile Entertainment. “Bethesda’s track record speaks for itself and the game we are developing for them is no exception.”

“inXile has an extremely talented team and we couldn’t be more pleased to have them working on one of our upcoming titles,” said Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks.  “We believe gamers will be really excited about what these guys have in store for them.”

Bethesda also offered this brief description of the title:

“The dark ages have become corrupted. Heinous creatures have emerged from underground.  Townsfolk across the land are disappearing.  Upon promise of their fortune in gold, mercenaries E’lara and Caddoc take on the daunting task of discovering where the innocent villagers have been taken.  Their journey will lead them on a dark and twisted path where they will encounter death, slavery, and sacrifice.  Travel deep within the world of Kala Moor and to the secrets of The Demon’s Forge.”

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