Publisher NetEase Games and Thunder Fire Studio team Naked Rain have fully revealed Project Mugen, their recently announced “urban open-world RPG.”
Project Mugen is in development for Windows PC, PlayStation 5, iOS, Android, and cloud platforms – and PS4 now as well. Pre-registration is now available on its official site.
“Project Mugen is our love letter to urban fantasies,” Thunder Fire Studio senior marketing manager Riten Huang said in a press release. “We wanted to create a world that players could relate to, yet find enough mysteries to keep them coming back. The city is alive, and every player will have their unique journey through it.”
NetEase Games senior vice president Ethan Wang added, “Today’s unveiling of Project Mugen extends beyond this announcement; it represents NetEase Games’ spirit of global collaboration, creativity, and innovation to push the envelope in interactive storytelling. This project draws on development talent from Hangzhou to Montreal, reflecting our dedication to transcending boundaries and redefining gaming experiences. By merging a modern metropolis setting with elements of mysticism, we’re excited to create a world where every player can find a moment that resonates with them.”
Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:
Project Mugen (working title) is an urban open-world RPG that attracts players with its complex urban landscape and rich world setting. Developed by NetEase Games together with NAKED RAIN, a new subsidiary of Thunder Fire Studios, it is a truly international project with team members from Hangzhou and Montreal joining forces to bring together different cultures and gaming expertise.
In a world similar to Earth where urban legends become reality and humans and supernatural beings coexist, players become psychics called “Infinite Trigger”. Set in a vibrant city, you’ll confront the anomalies and the paranormal that threaten your unique urban paradise. During this adventure, players will team up with various psychics with their own stories to face the chaos that threatens humanity. Uncover mysteries, explore urban life, and create unforgettable memories with your friends. As the game progresses, players will quest to recover lost memories, face challenges in different cities, and unlock the key to saving the world.
- Urban, Open-World Setting – Explore a vast map that delivers a rich city life experience. From neon-lit nightlife to serene parks, every corner of the city holds a story. Engage in open exploration, scaling skyscrapers, diving into subways, and interacting with a dynamic environment that reacts to your every move.
- Unique Combat Experience – Engage in team-based combat with four characters, each having different attributes that synergize with each other. Utilize environmental objects in battle and make use of the urban terrain to deal with monsters in various ways.
- Captivating Artistic Style – Project Mugen is more than a game; it’s a visual journey. The art direction, a blend of modern aesthetics with ethereal touches, promises to captivate players at every turn.
- Fast Paced Traversal and Vehicles – Every character has a basic movement skill such as parkour, swinging, or wall-climbing. Some characters also have a unique travel ability based on their individual identity, like riding a special war hammer. Players can also intercept and ride vehicles like cars in the city.