Stealth Assassin Game ‘Aragami’ Announced

Posted April 21, 2016 by John Little in Announcements, Gaming News, PC, PS4, Release Date, Screenshots, Trailers

A very cool looking new stealth action game named Aragami was announced recently for release on PS4 and PC.

The game was previously announced as Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows, however after 2 years of development and evolution was renamed as Aragami.

Playing as an undead assassin with supernatural powers, Aragami was once a mighty warrior, yet was somehow defeated. Brought back from the dead by a noble girl (named Yamiko, from the sacred citadel of Kyuryu), you must stab and stealth your way through a heavily guarded city in hopes of recovering your memory, how you were defeated, and why Yamiko has decided to summon you from the grave.

The game lists strong influences as titles like Mark of the Ninja, Dishonoured and the Tenchu Saga, and it’s easy to see why.

A colourful cell-shaded graphic style with a blend of stalking, hiding in shadows, fluid assassinations and supernatural powers; it certainly looks the part.

The game is boasting the ability to control the shadows – allowing yourself to become invisible – along with teleportation and other shadow based abilities you can use to take on your enemies. The trailer shows this in action, with Aragami using shadows as cover to sneak up on enemies, teleportation to swoop in and quickly take people out, as well as an awesome looking shadow dragon which seems to devour some poor bloke. It looks like there’s a lot of potential for creative gameplay.

Additionally, multiple paths and playstyles are teased – suggesting you may be able to attempt the game undetected or as violently as possible.

It’s looking exciting, to say the least, and I’m hoping the blend of stealth gameplay and supernatural abilities will allow for some really cool and creative methods of play. The mystical Japanese setting and aesthetic is also intriguing, with the developers mentioning there are influences from other Asian cultures and mythos as well.

Aragami is due for release sometime in autumn this year on PS4 and PC.

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John Little
John Little

I started gaming with the release of the PS1 - Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer Revolution being the first 'real' games I ever set eyes on - and have been enthralled with the medium ever since. I particularly love strategy and horror games, the sort offered by titles such as Total War and Silent Hill, though I also have a soft spot for a good RPG. I studied Journalism at university in the hopes of progressing into writing about games. You'll most likely find me covering indie games as I'm always on the look out for interesting little titles, and generally I stick to the PC and PS4 platforms. I'm not interested in MMOs or really any kind of online game, and I have an unusual and frankly worryingly expensive obsession with collecting gaming guide books, but aside from that I like to think I'm a well rounded average gamer. Find me on twitter @JohnLittle29

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