Witchfire is a rogue-lite FPS from the creative minds behind Painkiller and Bulletstorm. Like those games, the developers are using photogrammetry technology to achieve stunning visuals and a grim, immersive dark fantasy world. The game is set in a medieval setting, and it looks and feels like an old-school shooter. Its frantic and intense gunplay borrows from Bioshock, Dishonored, and Wolfenstein.
Witchfire has received some press attention, and it’s a fun look at an exciting new dark fantasy genre. While no one has seen the upcoming Witchfire on a console, it will be available in early access on PC via the Epic Games Store. According to The Astronauts, the developer will retain exclusive rights to host it on that platform for at least a year, after which it will come to Steam and possibly other PC platforms, including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
A Grim Alternate World Where Witches Are Very Much Real And Evil
In an alternate reality of Witchfire, a deadly war rages between powerful witches and the Church. In this grimdark fantasy world, the Church calls on forbidden pagan magic to turn willing sinners into immortal witch hunters called prayers. Armed with an array of guns and forbidden spells conjured by Vatican sorcerers, you hunt powerful witches on behalf of your shadowy benefactors.
While the story isn’t as complex as some other Witch hunt-themed games, it does feature many interesting characters and a twisted tale of supernatural shenanigans. It also features a variety of weapons and powers, including Steamjacks and Warjacks, steam-driven robots with magic brains that are often used on the front lines in battle.
Witchfire gameplay is an open-world, rogue-lite shooter from the creators of Painkiller and Bulletstorm. Assigned by the Church, you must use forbidden pagan magic and strange weapons to hunt powerful witches on behalf of your mysterious benefactors.
The Astronauts, an independent Polish development studio behind Witchfire, recently unveiled its gameplay in a video. Creative Director Adrian Chmielarz revealed that players will unlock new weapons as they progress through the game. Each gun possesses powerful magic within, which can be unleashed to enhance your combat experience.
It has not yet been confirmed if The Astronauts will offer co-op gameplay. However, it seems likely that The Astronauts will introduce multiplayer at some point down the line.