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S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl Release Date, Trailer

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl is coming to PC and Xbox systems later this year.

Updated: Jan 31, 2022 1:08 pm
S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl is a game that many people have been waiting a long time for. While the original series may never have reached the sort of mainstream appeal as some titles, they’ve become a cult classic loved by many. With over a decade since the last game, it’s not too shocking that the series’ hardcore fans are dying to get their hands on this latest entry.

Whether you’re a fan already or not, there’s never been a better time to experience the radiation-based horror of the series. With that in mind, we’ve collected all of the important release information on the game to get you ready for when it finally comes out later this year.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl Release Date

This title was initially announced back in 2011, 2 years after the previous title in the series. Due to some issues at the company behind the game, this build was scrapped and wasn’t started up again until 2014. Very little was heard about this title at all until E3 2021 when it was a surprise announcement as a console exclusive for Xbox with a simultaneous release on PC, slated to release in April of 2022.

Then in January, there was news of a delay. The official Twitter account announced that S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl would officially be released on December 8th, 2022 to give the team more time for testing and polishing the game. Many fans reacted to the news incredibly well, generally agreeing that a delay was fine if it meant that the game would come out better for it.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl Trailer

So far, we don’t know too much about S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl beyond what can be glimpsed in trailers or extrapolated from knowledge about the previous games. Obviously, it’s going to be an FPS game set in ‘The Zone’, which is the in-universe name for the alternate-history Chernobyl exclusion zone. Presumably, Stalkers, folks who journey into the zone looking for artifacts, will also play a part.

In the main gameplay trailer, we got to see the FPS combat, and it seems like it’s as snappy as ever. There’s also a complete lack of any interface shown, but that might be a product of the trailer, rather than an intended feature. Whatever the case, we know that you’ll still have to deal with anomalies that could potentially tear you apart if you’re not too careful around them.

Check out the gameplay trailer below and you’ll see what we mean.

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