Ninja stealth game Aragami announced for PS4, PC

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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