I’m attempting to maintain calm right here, however Ghost – sure, the steel band – has teased its personal videogame, Escape the Ministry. Set within the hallowed halls of the band’s satanic church, a lot of the puzzle recreation will probably be acquainted to followers of the steel titans and their long-running lore video collection, with fan-favorite Papa Emeritus IV, affectionately generally known as ‘C’, presumably going down as our protagonist.
The 30-second teaser reveals little concerning the recreation, aside from that you’ll have the possibility to “discover the ministry” and “remedy the thriller”, however we predict a brief, escape room fashion recreation. In an audio clip straight from chapter 16 of Ghost lore, we hear Copi, the present Papa, decide up the cellphone to Sister Imperator, suggesting each will play their half within the story.
In any other case, we see a bust of the late Papa III, a secret door, and a clue on a post-it observe – however little else. Whether or not this will probably be a survival recreation of kinds stays to be seen, however with the band’s satanic affiliation, we definitely hope there’s one thing somewhat spooky to expertise.
The sport is being launched to coincide with the band’s newest album launch, Phantomime, which options covers of the likes of Iron Maiden and even Tina Turner. The Escape the Ministry launch date is Might 19, 2023, the identical as Phantomime, and you might be urged to go to ministry.ghost-official.com to play. The positioning presently redirects to a web site internet hosting service.
Whereas the sport is little greater than a advertising and marketing device, we’re fairly excited to see Ghost branching out in its gaming period – I’m preserving my fingers crossed for Ghost to seem within the subsequent Steel Hellsinger DLC now. If you wish to know extra concerning the band’s lengthy and more and more complicated backstory, take the chance to observe the 17 chapters of its lore on the Ghost YouTube channel earlier than Escape the Ministry is launched.
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