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Firewatch gets four (!) new trailers, Steam preorders are now live

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Firewatch, the narrative-driven adventure game about spotting forest fires and pondering your role in this great, swirling pit of existential chaos we call life, will be out in just under a week. To remind everyone that it's coming, developer Campo Santo has released four—count 'em, four—new teasers, each one offering a brief look at some of the game's magical moments: fire, pain, poop, and pure, stirring beauty.

First up is The June Fire, about a roaring conflagration that took place in July.

Next is The Shale Slide, which I would've called Road Rash Ravine, if anybody had bothered to ask.

Third is Trowel, and poop. I told you there'd be poop.

And finally, we have Ambience, which is exactly what it sounds like, and my goodness it looks nice.

Firewatch is now available for preorder on Steam for ten percent off its regular price of $20/£15, or $25/£19 when bundled with the soundtrack. The Firewatch website has also been “relaunched,” and now has a little FAQ and a bunch of new screens including the derpy-looking turtle below. It comes out on February 9.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.