Midnight Ghost Hunt is a 4v4 FPS/prop hunt via Ghostbusters (who, coincidentally, announced a new game this week), with a team of poltergeists capable of possessing inanimate objects looking to outwit a team of paranormal investigators armed with laser weapons.
The new trailer is mostly cinematic, contrasting the ghosts in their idyllic illusion with the hunters on their way to eliminate them. Hunters are shown using a variety of energy weapons, including a laser machine gun, while ghosts are not only able to hide in objects, but also use them offensively to knock out hunters, leaving them open to possession.
Most of the pre-release material for Midnight Ghost Hunt focused on a classic spooky Victorian mansion setting, but a montage at the end of the launch trailer showed the hunters exploring a variety of locations including a museum, pirate cove and hospital, indicating quite a bit of variety in the end-game maps. The variety of maps also lends itself to more tools for the ghost team: in the trailer you can see ghost players taking control of armor, a basketball and a ship cannon at the pirate level, with a level of utility that reminds me of Arkane’s Prey’s imitation ability.
Midnight Ghost Hunt appears to offer a robust asymmetrical multiplayer experience and will be available for purchase at Steam March 31.