Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:08pm 10/03/22 | 1 Comments
Trek to Yomi has an awesome classic Samurai film look to it, from a grainy black and white aesthetic to some gorgeous interplay between light and shadow. Plus, plenty of measured, graceful sword action. From Flying Wild Hog (Shadow Warrior 3) it's on track for a Spring 2022 release (Autumn for us in Australia), and today we've got a very cool story trailer.
Check it out.
"Trek To Yomi’s theme and narrative are built upon two essential pillars: historical Japan and Shinto mythology," writes Leonard Menchiari, Creative Director, Flying Wild Hog. "Shinto belief is that gods are present everywhere, they live in every rock, tree or flower, so part of our narrative dives deeper into this belief, telling short tales of our hero Hiroki’s kami ancestor spirits, the various eras of Japan they lived in, and the tragic, violent or otherwise undeserved deaths that mean they now endure a torturous half-life in Yomi. Often, these stories reflect Hiroki’s journey and his dilemmas – vignettes to aid him in his final decision about the path he will tread."
Leonard goes on to say that the inspiration and idea for Trek to Yomi came from "watching Kurosawa movies" and experimenting with black and white visuals in Unreal Engine. Played from a side-on perspective, scene composition draws on the cinematography, angles, and things like shot length seen in classic Samurai cinema. Plus, silent films from the 1920s and 1930s. Awesome.
"Authenticity is of utmost importance to us, and everything that we did was carefully crafted while keeping in mind ancient Japanese culture, from religious beliefs, to the way the sword is hung on the wall, or the way the kimono is tied," Leonard Menchiari adds. "The amazing music in our game is based on ancient material from specific regions of Japan, inspired by the atmosphere that we wanted to create and the feelings that we needed to portray. Some of the instruments used in the recordings are extremely rare, and the musical scales are original to pre-westernized culture."
Trek to Yomi will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam). It's also headed to Xbox Game Pass.
Posted 01:28pm 10/3/22