The Last Campfire is Looking Hauntingly Cute

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The Last Campfire is Looking Hauntingly Cute

April 7, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

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Hello Games
Hello Games
Release Date
August 27, 2020 (Calendar)
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Hello Games has given us a first good look at The Last Campfire, a tiny side project that the studio has been working on in the midst of its continual development on No Man's Sky.

Let's get right to it: here's your first look at The Last Campfire gameplay, straight from today's Inside Xbox reveal:

In The Last Campfire, players will take on the role of Ember, an adorably tiny person. Don't let the cute art fool you, though — this game is definitely aiming for a spooky atmosphere.

This hauntingly cute game will largely focus on players exploring the world and freeing caged flames; freeing these bits of fire will open up new paths and allow you to move forward in the game. There is also quite literally a large campfire that makes up a part of this game, although we don't yet understand all of its mysteries.

The Last Campfire painting
Much of the gameplay in The Last Campfire will be narrated in lieu of Ember himself speaking.

When Can You Get The Last Campfire?

Now that we know a bit more about the game, when will you be able to get The Last Campfire?

Unfortunately, Hello Games declined to reveal a specific release date just yet. The game does look like it's coming along nicely, though, so one hopes that we're not going to be waiting too long.

What we do know, however, is that the game will be launching sometime in the Summer of 2020. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida tweeted about the release date a few weeks ago, highlighting a PlayStation Blog post with some more details. Presumably, the Xbox One will be launching around the same time.

What do you think of The Last Campfire? Does the art style and gameplay appeal to you or would you prefer to have seen a more challenging game? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!