New gameplay has been released for the upcoming dark fantasy first-person shooter Witchfire, and it looks like a pack of steampunk demons and roguelike gunfire.
First revealed in 2017, Witchfire was presented with new footage from the game as part of Summer Game Fest 2022. While there’s little in the way of context, story or plot to get from the 2-minute video, there’s certainly plenty of violence.
The first-person shooter, which will reportedly feature roguelike elements, includes plenty of medieval-style weapons – from stun-loaded revolvers to automatic crossbows – and plenty of hellish monsters to employ them against. You will be navigating a dark world of Gothic fantasy, slaying legions of demons that are sent your way.
Watch the game clip below.
That premise isn’t too surprising, given that the game’s director worked on People Can Fly’s 2004 Painkiller. While Witchfire looks different in many ways, it will certainly capture Painkiller’s frantic, hellish shooting. It’s been a while since any FPS has been able to capture the sumptuous arcade shooting of this game – I hope Witchfire fits the bill.
The shooter is a big change in direction for developer The Astronauts. The studio’s previous title, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, was a brainy, slow-paced horror adventure game. The developers ditched the mystique in favor of murder for their latest release.
It’s being released on the Epic Games store and will launch in early access “soon,” according to the trailer.