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

GSC Games gave fans their first look at gameplay for S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Hunt for Chernobyl, along with a release date set for next year.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl from developer GSC Games has just gotten its first gameplay reveal trailer, along with an official release date: April 28, 2022. It will launch on PC and as an Xbox console exclusive. 

The horror shooter will be available through Game Pass on day one, and though there's no mention whatsoever of a PlayStation version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, there have been recent reports that the game is a three-month Xbox exclusive. However, it's not 100% clear if things have changed or, again, if the game will come to other consoles. 

Either way, the E3 2021 trailer takes us through a stalker retelling his last adventure in the Zone, as the dark atmosphere of the game sets in. The trailer showcases the expected FPS combat mixed with the survival and resource-gathering elements of the franchise. Of course, some of the terrifying dangers you'll face make appearances, too. 

The anomalies and creatures you'll be facing in S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Hunt for Chernobyl already look like they'll be giving players nightmares, and according to the developers, the Exclusion Zone has been greatly changed since the last explosion, leading to more violent and deadly mutations. 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Hunt for Chernobyl is set to launch next year, though you can pre-order it now to receive extended content, an exclusive weapon skin, and an exclusive multiplayer badge. Stay tuned for more. 


David is a Freelance Video Game Journalist who never got over how GlaDOS lied to him about cake. He only eats pie now.

Published Jun. 13th 2021

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