Publisher NetEase Games and Thunder Fire Studio developer Naked Rain have released first trailer, information, and screenshots for the newly announced free-to-play “urban open-world RPG” Project Mugen, which will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, iOS, Android, and the cloud. The PlayStation 4 version is newly confirmed. Pre-registration is available now via the official website.
“Project Mugen is our love letter to urban fantasies,” said Thunder Fire Studio senior marketing manager Riten Huang 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 are the first details:
Project Mugen (working title) is the much-anticipated urban, open-world RPG set to dazzle players with its intricate cityscapes and deep lore. Developed by NetEase Games as a truly transnational project alongside Thunder Fire Studio’s new subsidiary studio, Naked Rain, Project Mugen incorporates team members from Hangzhou and Montreal and is a testament to the fusion of diverse cultures and gaming expertise. Coming to PC, mobile, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4, Project Mugen will launch as a full free-to-play title.
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.
- 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.
Watch the reveal trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.