S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 offers an in-engine look at its miserable world

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Bring a scarf, looks chilly out

Ukrainian developer GSC Game World has released the first in-engine video for its grim-looking adventure sequel S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, which is currently in development for Xbox Series X and PC.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is the official sequel to the ’00s story arc, which began with 2007’s Shadow of Chernobyl and ended with 2009’s Call of Pripyat. The games are loosely adapted from Boris and Arkady Strugatsky’s 1972 sci-fi novel, Roadside Picnic, telling the story of a fictional second explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear facility and its effects on the surrounding cities. Cheery stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree.

The new trailer – which you can check out below courtesy of IGN – doesn’t give too much away, but fans can rest assured that they will be thrust once again into an irradiated world of misery and mutants, as they explore a dystopia of destruction, meet their fellow wastelanders, and do battle against the horrifying creatures that have spawned out of this nuclear nightmare.