Project Mugen Unveiled by NetEase


  • Project Mugen Unveiled by NetEase

    No, not that fighting game engine thing.
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    NetEase Games and developer Thunder Fire Studio unveiled Project Mugen (working title) this week. This is an upcoming urban, open-world RPG that is a "love letter to urban fantasies," according to Riten Huang from Thunder Fire Studio.

    Project Mugen will be a free-to-play release coming at an unspecified date to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, mobile, and PC.

    Project Mugen takes place in a world similar to Earth, where "urban legends become reality and humans coexist with the supernatural." Players will get to explore a dense urban, open-world setting. Combat plays out in teams of four using abilities that can synergize with each other. Traversal is fast-paced with the ability to use parkour, swinging, wall-running, or you can just use a vehicle if you want.

    The game does also feature a really striking visual presentation. You can check that out in the new reveal trailer below.

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    In a world reminiscent of Earth, where urban legends become reality and humans coexist with the supernatural, players step into the role of an Esper, known as the "Infinite Trigger." This top investigator navigates through vibrant cities, confronting anomalies and supernatural occurrences that threaten the balance of this unique urban paradise. Along the journey, players will team up with various Espers, each with their own stories, to tackle the Chaos endangering humanity. Dive deep into the mysteries, explore the city life, and forge unforgettable memories with your companions. As players navigate through the game, they'll embark on a quest to recover lost memories, confront challenges in various distinct cities, and work to unlock the key to saving the world.

    "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,” said Ethan Wang, Senior Vice President, NetEase, Inc. “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."

    Key Features:
    • 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.
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