Not For Broadcast is back, with a new “Live & Spooky” DLC episode that sends Patrick Bannon on a ghost hunt.
And you know what? It couldn’t happen to a nicer person. This FMV game’s roving presenter is Alan Partridge meets Atilla the Hun, so being harried by spectres seems like fair turnaround. The snag is that Not For Broadcast: Live & Spooky sees him dragging his own crew along who don’t have a clue what they’re in for.
That’s where you come in. Not For Broadcast’s previous episodes put you in charge of a malfunction-prone broadcast room, deciding who sees what and when. If someone swears on air it’s up to you to censor it, and it’s your job to to stop the audience getting bored. And, as the game progresses, you control the message that goes out.
Not For Broadcast: Live & Spooky, on the other hand, will throw something new into the mix. In addition to keeping the show going, you’ll also get to decide where Bannon and his crew go exploring. Which area of this abandoned film studio are they going to investigate next? And what will be left of them?
The other mystery is how Live & Spooky is going to tie into the main game’s storyline. We’re guessing the answer is “not at all” and we’re fine with that. The prospect of (presumably) skeptical Bannon running into ghosts has us grinning in anticipation. The teaser trailer certainly suggests he’s in for a paranormal encounter or two. Plus, despite the theme, you can expect a splash or two of the game’s trademark humour.
Not For Broadcast: Live & Spooky will require the main Not For Broadcast game (check out our review). It’ll haunt PCs this March 23rd and, in the meantime, you can wishlist it on Steam.