Though the trailer for Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess was proven once more throughout Capcom’s showcase, no substantial particulars had been revealed, apart from an extra voiceover describing it as a “stunning but unsettling world of thriller” which—in a fittingly mysterious means—does not reveal a lot in regards to the game itself.

This has diehard followers of Japanese action-adventure video games questioning what impressed this new IP. The primary and most probably alternative for its DNA comes from Capcom’s personal Onimusha. Initially meant to be a Sengoku tackle Resident Evil, Onimusha grew to become its personal well-regarded motion sequence. It isn’t had a brand new launch shortly, save a remaster of the primary game—Onimusha: Warlords—in 2018, leaving its fanbase hungry for extra.

One other source of inspiration might be Okami—one other Capcom-published motion game—which has been name-dropped for its related ambitions in presentation. Path of the Goddess appears to be bursting with deep-saturated reds and purples, with an emphasis on the bizarre and fantastical. Equally, Okami was lauded for its ink-wash portray, cel-shaded model.

There are additionally some similarities within the plot between these two titles. Within the trailer, we see gnarled arms clawing their means into the panorama, portray all the pieces with a corruptive darkness, earlier than our protagonist bursts onto the scene. Okami begins you off in an analogous boat as a reincarnated goddess of the solar summoned to purge the world of comparable ills.

One shock contender talked about by followers outdoors of Capcom’s publishing historical past is Otogi, a FromSoftware Xbox game. Initially launched in 2002, Otogi: Fable of Demons is an action-adventure game that follows Raikoh Minamoto as he seeks to—say it with me—purge the land of a demonic infestation. Having watched some gameplay, it is simple to see the similarities in palette and elegance, although Otogi maintains FromSoftware’s ordinary grim pastiche.

Whereas it is enjoyable to invest, we cannot discover out which mantle this demon-infested game is inheriting till we get our claws on it. As somebody who missed out on the period of video games it is resurrecting, I am very eager to seek out out. There’s not an actual launch date deliberate, however we all know it will be coming to Steam and Game Go on day one.