DO NOT GO GENTLE
Our story begins. A mountain town. Between a plane crash and a hardcase.
Strange lights in the sky. An old Trapper, and an angry bear.
A doctor and a small-town priest. Fire in the hills. A voice on the phone.
FURY, THEN SILENCE
A remote prison. A psychopath in solitary. Try to get out alive.
EPISODE FIVE Unlocked as it is released.
WINTERMUTE is the five-episode narrative mode for The Long Dark. *The episodic story builds on the award-winning survival sandbox gameplay that has put The Long Dark on the top of many "best of" lists since the game's launch in 2014, adding a thoughtful narrative experience that explores the history and current mysteries of Great Bear Island, as survivors there comes to terms with the "Quiet Apocalypse". WINTERMUTE tells the story of bush pilot Will Mackenzie and Dr. Astrid Greenwood as they race to save a remote community from the ravages of this deadly wilderness in a world where all electronics have gone dark, possibly for good.
Each WINTERMUTE episode features between 5-8+ hours of story-driven survival gameplay, ~60 minutes of cinematics, a custom soundtrack, and achievements (platform allowing).
Features voice performances by award-winning actors Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, David Hayter, Elias Toufexis, and others, and a haunting soundtrack by composer Cris Velasco.
* As of 2023, four of the five WINTERMUTE episodes are currently available. Episode Five will automatically unlock for all owners once released.
The Long Dark is about more than just the WINTERMUTE Story Mode. Survival Mode offers 100s of hours of free-form, open-world survival gameplay. Experience your own survival adventure as you challenge yourself — how long will you survive?MORE ABOUT SURVIVAL MODE
Bush pilot Will Mackenzie (player character) and Dr. Astrid Greenwood are separated after their plane crashes deep in the Northern Canadian wilderness in the aftermath of a mysterious flash of light in the sky. Struggling to survive as he desperately searches for Astrid, Mackenzie comes across the small town of Milton, where he begins to understand the scope of this quiet apocalypse.
Mackenzie’s search for Astrid takes him deeper into the savage Winter wilderness. A mysterious trapper may be the key to finding Astrid, but can he be trusted?
In the aftermath of events in Milton, an enigmatic stranger rescues Dr. Astrid Greenwood (player character) from near death. Facing the blizzards of Pleasant Valley, Astrid must bring all her skills as a doctor to bear on the survivors she encounters. But will she find Mackenzie, and get closer to the mystery that's taking them to Perseverance Mills?
A murderous gang of convicts has captured Mackenzie (player character). Desperate to escape one of the darkest corners of Great Bear Island, he must somehow survive his fiercest enemy yet. Can Mackenzie recover the Hardcase, continue his search for Astrid, and also save the innocents caught up in this deadly confrontation?