Watch 18 minutes of Soul Wu Chang: Falling Feather’s gameplay

Wuchang: Fallen Feather is a new action role-playing game by Chinese independent developer Lenzee Games and FIST: Forged in Shadow Torch publisher Bilibili. The game draws a lot of inspiration from FromSoftware games such as “Dark Souls” and “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”. The mission is to save a country plagued by social unrest and supernatural diseases.

The game takes place in the last years of the Ming Dynasty in China, when Emperor Chongzhen hangs himself. The power vacuum created by his death triggered bloody conflicts across the country, as the army and other forces clashed for control, leaving the village helpless for plunder and wanton chaos. If this is not bad enough, a mysterious and incurable disease called “eclosion” is causing people to grow feathers. This not only deforms the body of the tortured person, but also causes their minds to collapse in unpredictable and often violent ways.

You control a mysterious female warrior, wielding a sword almost as high as her. She is also equipped with a side pistol (ala Bloodborne) and can be equipped with another weapon, such as a heavy axe. Sekiro fans may notice the similarities between the design and Sekiro, from checkpoints to menu layout, although the battle in Wuchang does not seem to be that fast-paced. You will eliminate all kinds of enemies, from human soldiers to supernatural threats immersed in various Chinese myths from ancient cultures (such as the sites of the Shu civilization in Sanxingdui and Jinsha). Leenzee released an 18-minute alpha game screen. Although the edges of the game still look rough, it provides a good proof of concept. Wuchang: Fallen Feathers does not have a release window, but Leenzee stated that it intends to release it for PC and current game consoles.

What do you think of Wuchang: Falling Feather and how does it borrow from FromSoftware? Share your impressions in the comments.