Empathy: Path of Whispers Release Date Announced

Empathy: Path of Whispers is a "walking simulator" in the vein of Firewatch set in a post-apocalyptic world where you can see and interact with the emotions of its previous denizens.

Empathy: Path of Whispers has been confirmed to release on May 16 for PC via Steam and other platforms.

For those unfamiliar with the game, Empathy is a first person adventure game in the vein of other so-called walking simulators, such as The Vanishing of Ethan Carter or Firewatch. As such, you can expect a heavy emphasis on story with puzzles thrown in intermittently throughout the journey as well.

The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. The events that caused this apocalypse to transpire seem to be uncertain and have left behind an odd effect. That is to say, the emotions of the world's previous inhabitants still exist everywhere. Interacting with certain objects can trigger ghostlike apparitions to appear. Through them, you see the emotions and events that imprinted upon these objects. It even seems you can interact with these apparitions, as the player is shown to point and shoot a gun at the end of the Steam trailer.

Empathy: Path of Whispers seems to be full of intrigue and mystery, whether that be from the "residents" or the events that sent the world into ruin. While I can't speak for the final quality of the game, I can say that the trailers have peaked my interest. I look forward to learning more about this title and recommend that you keep it on your radar as the next interactive story darling. If nothing else, we'll learn if that's the case in a couple weeks.

Published May. 3rd 2017

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