DON’T NOD, the team behind the upcoming story-driven action adventure, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, has announced that it’s delaying the game from its original November 7th release date all the way into February 13th next year.
According to the studio’s message, the game is “finished and set for release,” but the move was decided in order to get the game out of the packed end-of-year 2023 release calendar and give it more room for success. It’s also now landing on the day before Valentine’s Day, which is cute but also a touch dark considering the circumstances.
The full message from DON’T NOD and Focus Entertainment reads:
“With so many unforgettable games in 2023, it’s important that each of them shines brightly. Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is no exception.
“Though finished and set for release, we want Red and Antea’s story to get the spotlight it deserves. As a result, with the team at DON’T NOD, we took the decision to postpone its release on PCs & Consoles to February 13, 2024. A perfect date for an epic love story!
We recently were able to go hands-on with a portion of the game and came away hungry for more, saying we’re “equal parts optimistic and intrigued. This team is known for creating characters you care about and choices you tend to ponder. And I’m already so invested in learning much more about Red, Antea and their relationship and how that will play out. Of course, tracking down ghosts and spirits like a pre-Conjuring Ed and Lorraine Warren doesn’t sound like a drag either. So while I might be concerned about the variety of the experience overall, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is now sitting squarely on my radar. And it should be for you too.”