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Multiplayer Stealth Game In The Works At New Studio Formed By Witcher 3 Vets; Set In Feudal Japan

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Former Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 devs have formed to create a new studio, Dark Passenger. The studio announced that they are working on an upcoming multiplayer stealth-action title set during feudal-era Japan.

The studio made the announcement late last week, as well as showed off a glimpse at the game world they are creating with the first piece of concept art. The game, a multiplayer, stealth-action title, is in the works using Unreal Engine 5, takes players to feudal Japan. 

Set in the Land of the Cherry Blossom, players will take on the role of a shinobi and kunoichi warriors to take on the reign of terror imposed by the ruling Shogun. Players will use a variety of weapons, such as the iconic Katana, kusarigama chains, kunai, and more. 

"The troubled time has come in the Land of the Cherry Blossom when nameless conquerors overthrow the ruling shogun and took over his throne. Everyone who dared to oppose him, not only failed but also, against their will, joined his ranks. While the army of the usurper grows stronger, his actions are being carefully watched by the cunning lords of the world of shadows. In order to learn the origin and motives of the aggressor, the secret houses of the assassins are sending their warriors to find the artifacts of his belonging that conceal extraordinary power."

The first-person title from the studio will feature what it calls a new locomotion system, which will allow players to truly engage with the ninja fantasy. Players will be able to jump from arrows fired at them run up walls using claws or pole vault using the samurai Yari polearm.

"Our goal is to create highly exciting on-line experiences that are focused both on cooperation and rivalry. We’re fascinated by interpersonal interactions, alliances, daring confrontations and unexpected twists of events. In order to make every game unique and surprising, we’re using advanced, procedural solutions. While the goal will be the same for all players, every time achieving it will require a different approach, tactics and taken routes."

It's still really early in the process, but you can check out the details on the Dark Passenger website. Currently, the title is being planned for PC (Via Steam and the Epic Games Store) as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore