Post by Steve Farrelly @ 05:01pm 18/09/21 | 0 Comments
We've already got our eyes keenly on Black Myth: Wu Kong, which comes from independent Chinese studio, Game Science. Now another new Triple-A leaner from the East, WUCHANG: Fallen Feathers, has debuted equally coming to us from the hands of independent studio, Leenzee Games.
This new Souls-like looks to be still pretty early in development, with quite a bit of tidying up to do, based on the gameplay from the trailer -- at least from a visual perspective. However, what impresses most is the setting, monster design and pacing. Undeniably Souls-like, but brimming with potential.
Here's the official line:
This epic journey puts the player in challenging encounters with battle crazed bandits, deformed human giants and massive demonic monsters with two-handed swords, axes, and ancient gunpowder weapons. Set in the chaotic final years of the Ming Dynasty, WUCHANG: Fallen Feathers is an exploration of the hauntingly beautiful landscapes of imperial China and the battle against a mysterious force that transforms a grim reality to supernatural horror. The game is based on the ancient Shu civilisation - Sanxingdui, Jinsha, and other Chinese historical mythologies adapted into the style of Cthulhu-like fiction.
WUCHANG: Fallen Feathers takes place as the Ming Dynasty Emperor, Chongzhen, has just hanged himself. Conflict and rebellion erupt throughout China as warlords fight for power among the remnants of the Ming Dynasty. Bandit armies take advantage of the chaos, raiding villages throughout the land and human order has all but disappeared. A strange event has begun to unfold - people’s bodies start to grow feathers, drastically altering their behavior and appearance. In this adventure, players will travel through traditional Ming Dynasty towns, remote human villages, misty temple pagodas, and underground ceremonial Shu sites to uncover the powerful force behind these horrific transformations.
The press we were given highlights this is early Alpha, and says the game is looking at PC and next-gen consoles for release, with no mention of last-gen machines. And no hint of a release date, though if we had to speculate we'd suggest 2022 at least, and likely later in the year.
Watch the debut video for WUCHANG: Fallen Feathers embedded below.