Wuchang: Fallen Feathers has been announced by Leenzee Games and it looks ambitious, especially considering it’s the Chinese developer’s first project, but it’s going to be a long wait until it’s released and ready to play.
Wuchang: Fallen Feathers is still in development and currently isn’t expected to release until sometime in 2024. The game is being developed by a Chinese indie studio that was formed in 2016, which really adds to the weight of what’s shown in the gameplay trailer.
The first gameplay trailer was shared by the developer exclusively through IGN and it appears to be coming along quite nicely. It’s hard to make judgments on titles too early since things can change and vertical slices of games aren’t necessarily an accurate representation of the final game. Still, no harm in being excited and optimistic about a new indie title, even if it is at least three years away.
Based on historic events, Wuchang: Fallen Feathers follows a fictional character named Wuchang as she goes on a journey about seeking the truth set within ancient China. The eighteen minutes of gameplay already look pretty promising, especially for a studio’s first game. Further reading on the studio paints a more detailed of the direction and tone the game could contain and explore.
The studio’s website says it’s “committed to exploring the organic combination of cutting-edge technology and the human spirit.” Many will take note of the clear inspiration from the Soulsborne series but hey, Nintendo once considered putting a patent on jumping in a video game. There are only so many different ways to frame a story whereas there are infinite stories to share.
Leenzee Games provided some additional details in a short description, which gives just enough info to give players a glimpse of what to expect:
“Set in the chaotic final years of the Ming Dynasty, WUCHANG: Fallen Feathers is an exploration of the hauntingly beautiful landscapes of imperial China and the battle against mysterious forces that transform a grim reality to supernatural horror.”
It may be some time before we see more on Wuchang: Fallen Feathers but it certainly looks like it’ll be worth paying attention to when that happens. The game is so early in development that platforms have not been announced yet. But it looks like the wait will be worth it.