Ninja stealth game Aragami announced for PS4, PC
posted on 04.20.16 at 01:16 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Merge Games to publish physical release.

Aragami

Spanish game developer Lince Works has announced Aragami, a third-person stealth game originally conceived under the name Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows, for PlayStation 4 and PC. It is set for a global fall release both digitally and at retail, via publisher Merge Games.

The game, inspired by the likes of Tenchu, Mark of the Ninja, and Dishonored, puts players in the role of Aragami, an undead assassin with supernatural abilities, risen from the dead by Yamiko, a mysterious girl with ties to his past. Yamiko is imprisoned by Kaiho, the army of light, whose warriors guard the fortified citadel known as Kyuryu. Aragami can manipulate darkness using his newly acquired Shadow Powers to become “the ultimate ninja assassin.”

The press release’s title mentions receiving “support from Sony Computer Entertainment,” but is not elaborated upon in the body of the announcement.

Get the fact sheet and trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

About

Aragami is a third-person stealth game in which you control the shadows. Play as Aragami, an undead assassin with supernatural abilities. You, a once mighty warrior, have been summoned back from the dead by Yamiko, a noble girl from the sacred citadel of Kyûryu. How you were once defeated or any clear memories to your past are all fragmented. Make your way through the heavily guarded city with Yamiko by your side as you uncover memories from your past life and ultimately decipher your connection with your summoner.

Use your Shadow Powers to become the ultimate stealth killer. Cast shadows on any surface and use your Shadow Leap to move around undetected. Dispose of enemy corpses using your Shadow Vanish, create shadow clones to distract your enemies or invoke black holes to swallow your targets in one fell swoop. As you advance you will need to use all your powers and wit to sneak past guards, teleport between shadows, create your own areas of darkness and strategically assassinate those who stand in your way.

Originally announced as Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows, the team renamed the game to Aragami after the project evolved through two years of iterative development.

Aragami has strong influences from stealth classics such the Tenchu saga, or more modern stealth gems like Mark of the Ninja and Dishonored. The scenarios are open and filled with multiple hidden paths and ways to reach your objectives. Aragami has a punishing difficulty; you are lethal when undetected, but outmatched in numbers. Getting detected can lead to an abrupt defeat, so you must rely on your supernatural abilities and stealth to choose your battles wisely.

Features

  • Control the shadows – Use your Shadow Powers to become the ultimate stealth killer. Cast shadows on any surface and use your Shadow Leap to move around undetected. Dispose of enemy corpses using your Shadow Vanish, create shadow clones to distract your enemies or invoke black holes to swallow your targets in one fell swoop.
  • Become a master assassin – As you advance your powers will evolve to let you sneak past guards, teleport between shadows, create your own areas of darkness and strategically assassinate those who stand in your way.
  • Piece together your fate – The twin souls of Aragami and Yamiko share a common destiny. Fight your way through the heavily guarded city of Kyûryu to reach Yamiko and uncover the secrets that lie in your past.
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  • Stealth + Ninjas = buy.

  • interesting

  • Hooray physical!

  • Well, this game certainly sneaked up on me…
    It came out of nowhere…

    I don’t know where I’m going with this.
    But I’m interested.

    • MrJHound

      Stealth puns…
      Didn’t see that coming.

    • Sasuke Uchiha –ZERO–

      that was quite the stealthy pun.
      Upvote.

  • ????????

    Still feels like yesterday when Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows‘s Kickstarter campaign ended up being unsuccessful… I’m glad it works out in the end.

  • Twin Souls was announced for Xbox One as well and looks like it’s still coming.
    https://www.facebook.com/aragami.game/posts/463030203908034?comment_id=463226730555048

  • Revorse

    I saw just the name on my Youtube subscriptions and thought it had something to do with God Eater. This could be pretty cool though.

  • iamDTS

    Love Stealth games, so i will take a new one whenever i can get one.

  • Guardian Byakko

    Looks interesting.

  • ?Ph●︎enixAut●︎matic✈

    Looks neat. I hope it’s a little bit faster, gameplay wise.

  • Blesmi

    This could be pretty cool

  • Budgiecat

    first quick glance at the thumbnail thought it was Deadpool lol

  • ◎הÎsu

    Deadpool Ren final got his game… So happy for him!

  • tokyobassist

    I’ve kept up with the NeoGAF thread on this when it was Twin Souls. Glad to see the team making it is getting some attention. Nice folks and very passionate.

    That said I’ll buy this immediately if it’s got the openendedness of Tenchu.

  • tokyobassist

    Same reason Naruto runs around in Florida Orange doing warlock spells.

  • Dean Gorden

    Not sure how I feel about this one, it seems kinda stylized but at the same time low budget, I mean the inspiration from the tenchu series is nice but they seem to be missing some elements that made the tenchu series great, I don’t really feel a ninja vibe when I watch this, not to mention we all know how Undead ninja games turn out :/ *COUGH Yaiba..*

  • VBShinra

    you had me at Tenchu.
    cant wait for this game

  • Skerj

    Oh yes, this is a buy. Anxiously awaiting to see just how open the stages are.

  • Ultimate Hope

    Good good we need more stealth gamess

  • planetofthemage

    This guy used to post on the Unity engine subreddit. My advice to him was that the camera looks funky since it’s on the outside of the way the MC stands. Since his default stance is facing right, it would make more sense to put the default camera view to his right, so he appeared to be looking straight forward.

    I’m kind of sad he didn’t take my advice — it makes the camera angle look too far to the left everywhere.

  • Haru Onodera

    Where is new Tenchu!

  • MrKappa

    Game looks really low budget but I’ve been waiting for a new Tenchu for a good while so if this might get me a little taste then I’ll give it a try.

  • Zackasaur

    Physical release~ ♡

    • “It is set for a global fall release both digitally and at retail, via publisher Merge Games.”

      • Zackasaur

        Oh, I know. Just celebrating good policy on their part. :)

        Thanks for reporting!

  • Chris Saldana

    Looks sick yo

  • PuppetMaster

    Looks…okay i guess.

    “Aragami has strong influences from stealth classics such the Tenchu saga”

    From Soft, where the heck is the new Tenchu?!
    At least put Tenchu 1-3 on PSN please >.<

  • DavidCage

    Why use cartoon style???