Following Ghost of Tsushima, this new game set in feudal Japan is one to watch very closely

Earlier this month we introduced you to this new video game The Witcherannounced by the famous Polish studio CD Projekt Red, which, however, should not appeal to everyone. And recently, it seems that a new game is also in the crosshairs of quite a few players after the announcement of a brand new study very promising.

a project that inspires

It’s been years now the era of feudal Japan serves as an inspiration for the development of video games. Early fans of the genre will surely remember Tenchua series of stealth games with ninjas or even nah (2017), in which players played as William Adams, considered the first samurai of Western descent. And lately there have been too Ghost of Tsushimathe latest license from the famous developer Sucker Punch Productions.

However, a site recently posted online tells us that a new project is being developed and that it will take up the theme of feudal Japan as a base. If we don’t yet know the name of this next game, however, we do know the name of the studio responsible: Dark Passenger. If the name means nothing to you, that’s perfectly normal, then this independent study has just been created. Founded by former employees of CD Projekt Redwho worked on The Witcher 3 as well as Cyberpunk 2077arrives at the Polish studio with a very ambitious first project.

Dark Passenger thus promises us a multiplayer game, with an emphasis on cooperation within the same team, but also on the competitive aspect. Also, it looks like this next game highlights a unique “movement system” :

Our movement system will allow players to perform incredible feats, such as running on arrows fired by other players, quickly climbing vertical surfaces using shuko claws, or using a yari spear as a pole to jump over obstacles.

In addition, the game also had to allow for an extremely high degree of customization., both for the characters that players will embody, as well as their weapons and armor. More importantly, in the interest of constant renewal of the games, each will ask players to review their approaches, thanks to advanced procedural solutions.

If few details have been communicated at the moment, it seems that the developers are aiming for a simultaneous release on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X & S. But waiting, here is the description of the game that can be found on the Dark Passenger website.

A dark time threatens the Land of the Rising Sun when nameless conquerors overthrow the sitting Shogun and seize the throne. All those who dared to oppose him not only failed but also joined his ranks against their will. As the usurper’s army grows stronger, his actions are closely watched by the cunning lords of the shadow world. To know the origin and motivation of the aggressor, the secret houses of assassins send their warriors in search of the artifacts that belong to him and that hide an extraordinary power.

Taking on the role of shinobi and kunoichi, players will have to face the usurper’s henchmen, but also other shinobi who are in search of the same treasures. Traversing these dark lands, players will be able to jump over rooftops, hide under the floors of huts, climb pagodas, and sneak into shrines or temples. The verticality of the terrain will provide unlimited movement possibilities, and the dynamic weather will surprise the players with sudden rain, strong dusty wind or dense fog.

Players will encounter many social classes, ranging from simple villagers and beggars to high-ranking nobles and samurai. But their goal is to remain invisible and always be on the lookout for threats that can arise from all sides.

And to find out what drastic decision the study of the remake of Star Wars KOTOR had to take due to internal problemssee our previous article on the subject right here.

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