Mixing some Souls-like action with Action RPG mechanics and Chinese mythology as the base, WUCHANG: Fallen Feathers has been revealed for PC and next-generation consoles.
Debuting as the premier title at billibilli Game Charging Fest and coming from Leenzee Games, an 80 person independent development team whose members have previously worked on Far Cry 4, Halo 5: Guardians, Fallout 4 and more, is WUCHANG: Fallen Feathers.
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. It is set in the chaotic final years of the Ming Dynasty, as WUCHANG: Fallen Feathers delivers up 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.
It’s been based on the ancient Shu civilization-Sanxingdui, Jinsha, and other Chinese historical mythologies adapted into the style of Cthulhu-like fiction and you can get a taste for how it plays by taking in the 18 minute announcement trailer below.
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 behaviour 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.
Give that trailer a watch and then hold tight for further details down the line. Expect WUCHANG: Fallen Feathers to release on PC and next generation consoles at some point. It’s currently in the pre-alpha stage of development so don’t hold your breath for a release date any time soon.