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Should you be on the lookout for a new online cooperative beat ’em up, then Clan N is one you should keep an eye on – especially now that the development team have released the first story details for the game.

Comng to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC, Clan N has been created by the team at Creamative, with this being their first PC/console title. It’ll be released later in 2019 but it is today that the very first details in regards the story have emerged.

Clan N is an ancient samurai group found in the region of “Far East”, sworn to protect the realm from all who seek its destruction. And it is this clan which consists of four group members – the shinobigatana-wielding ninja Akira, the staff-striking Reina, the dual sword-swinging Daiki, and the sickle-slashing monk Tarou. In Clan N we find that after years of training and dedication to their respective craft, each character has uncovered their own unique magical abilities – Akira shoots pulse-filled lightning bolts, Reina controls the ground with vicious earthquake shocks, Daiki swirls up brutal tornado waves, and Tarou can call for the help of Dragons.

As for the story and well, Akuji is a former samurai of the Clan N that discovered the balance of the world lies in three areas: Peace, Knowledge, and Time. Akuji discovered that if you knock the world of one of these, you can harness the powers of “spiritual imbalance” and grow stronger from it. As a result of pursuing spiritual imbalance, he was shunned from the samurai temple and kicked out of Clan N.

What Akuji didn’t know was that attaining spiritual imbalance would not only give you dark powers, it consumed your light and the purity of your life. Following his banishment from the temple and Clan N, Akuji was able to destroy peace by slaughtering villages and retain the power of those he killed, thus absorbing conflict and electric sorcery abilities, becoming the most powerful sorcerer warrior in the Far East. While he continued to grow, Akuji formed Seishin Gun, the spirit group, to join his conquest and remove anyone standing in their path.

Once his actions were discovered by Clan N, they set on a journey to stop the villainous pillaging by Akuji and Seishin Gun.

So that’s the story, but waht of the characters? This is where Creamative go into even further detail…

Reina and Daiki grew as siblings in a southern samurai clan. Reina was not taught the teaching of the clan like her brother Daiki but still observed and learned the ways mastering the staff. She eventually took onto Shamanism as well becoming one of the first shinobi shamans in the land as a young woman.

Akira was a childhood friend adopted into the clan as a lost child wandering in the outer lands chased by a pack of wolves, barely making it to the village. Daiki’s father took the child in and raised them, although Akira typically covers himself from head to after severe scarring.

Tarou was from the same monastery as Akuji (prior to his joining of Clan N) and learned under the same teachers. Akuji returned to the Monk’s temple many years later and stole an ancient scroll that explained how to destroy the pillars of balance and extract their spiritual imbalance. In pursuit of Akuji, Tarou traced his steps to Clan N. After explaining the situation to the existing three members, they all decided to team up and take down Akuji.

Features of the game will include:

  • A fast paced beatemup which combines the classic arcades gameplay with today’s modern brawlers.
  • A main story with 7 levels divided into more than 50 sections.
  • Levels contain casual minigames which are tightly integrated into the main story and can be played separately as well.
  • Can be played as local or online coop with up to 4 players.
  • A slick and clean pixel based graphics with accompanying far east inspired music and sfx.

If you can’t wait for the release of Clan N on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch or PC then you could do a ton worse than check out the available demos over on Steam and Discord.

Do these new details surrounding Clan N make it a game you’ll be keeping an eye on? Is the multiplayer beat ’em up scene one you wish to frequent? Let us know!

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