Poor old Sean Bean just can’t catch a break. The man gets himself killed in half the movies and TV shows he appears in, and that trend continues into video games. Here he is providing narration for the new horror exploration game Kholat, and within a few seconds of his monologue, you realize he’s describing the last moments of his life.
Kholat is based on the mysterious deaths of nine hikers in the Ural Mountains in 1959. From the game’s Steam page:
Narrated by one of the most popular british actors Sean Bean, Kholat is an exploration adventure game with elements of horror, inspired by true event known as Dyatlov Pass incident – mysterious death of nine Russian hikers, that led to countless, unconfirmed hypotheses. Player will dive directly into boundless scenery of inhospitable Ural Mountains, with task to find out what really happened.
Dyatlov Pass incident was a real story that happened in winter of 1959. Nine skilled alpinists went for a trip to the northern part of Ural Mountains, which ended fatally. Bodies of expedition’s crew were found scattered on slope of Kholat Syakhl.
Russian investigators closed the case stating that “a compelling unknown force” had caused the deaths.
Theories involve avalanches and a military exercise gone wrong, but don’t be surprised if the video game version’s cause is something more sinister and evil. Otherwise, you wouldn’t hire Sean Bean to narrate a video game about catching hypothermia. The man needs a more compelling storyline than that if you want him to die for your art project.