Wanted: Dead is launching across Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 sometime in 2022. Key staff on the game include director Hiroaki Matsui (Ninja Gaiden series director), producer Yoshifumi Okamoto (producer on Ninja Gaiden II and Devil’s Third), lead designer Natsuki Tsurugai, and composer Dasha Rush.
The developers are teasing Wanted: Dead will have “spectacular melee combat and exciting gunplay” while taking place in a “dark and dangerous version of science-fiction Hong Kong where you will need sharpened skills to survive.”
Here’s a teaser trailer:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Featuring spectacular melee combat and exciting gunplay, Wanted: Dead’s new teaser trailer offers a peek at a dark and dangerous version of sci-fi Hong Kong where you will need sharpened skills to survive.
Players assume the role of Lt. Hannah Stone, leader of the “Zombie Squad”, an elite team who work outside the purview of the traditional police force. Taking inspiration from the likes of Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, a deep combat system will give you the opportunity to take on enemies up-close and personal, or engage with guns from a distance, with cool slow-motion sequences, and a limb-severing mechanic that changes enemy attack patterns adding style and substance to combat encounters.
Among the talented team working on the game’s finessed combat systems are developers that previously worked on Ninja Gaiden and the Dead or Alive series.