Posts Tagged ‘Lince Works’

Aragami’s Stealthy Shadows Contain Few Thrills

As a professional ninja, I’m constantly frustrated by the representation of my noble traditions in video games. There is so much more to our art than teleportation and sneaky backstabs. Where is the game that shows our penchant for wicker work? When shall I see the portrayal of every ninja’s natural instinct for Polynesian cookery? Yet again, this is all ignored in Aragami [official site].

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Twin Souls Is Now Called Aragami, Out This Year

Remember Twin Souls: The Path of the Shadows? You know, that Tenchu-inspired stealth ’em up that first surfaced in 2014 and used a teleport mechanic similar to the one found in Dishonored? Well its back. Only it’s called Aragami [official site] now, and has a cool shadow dragon summoning combat mechanic thing going on. It’s also out this year, developers Lince Works have announced, and has a brand spanking new trailer.

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Twin Souls: The Path Of Shadows Has Pretty Dead Things

“The stealth looks too easy, but these murders sure do look pretty,” declare news overlord Alice, as she strokes a cat made out of pale, white bytes. We all nod. In the interstitial place that is the RockPaperShotgun headquarters, all hearts are one. Lince Works’ Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows [official site] is an interesting beast. For a stealth game, the stealth-y parts of this Japanese-flavored work-in-progress don’t look terribly difficult. But the kill sequences, at least in this gameplay video, seem quite elegant.

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Twin Souls Is A Gorgeous Stealth Game… With Teleporting

Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows could’ve chosen a better name because a) it’s generic and non-descriptive as all get-out and b) it just makes me think of Day-In-Ellen-Page’s-Totally-Normal-Life sim Beyond: Two Souls. On the upside, however, Twin Souls looks very, very nice despite being cloaked in creeping darkness half the time. It’s a (by the sound of it, pretty hardcore) stealth game whose influences range from classic Thief and Tenchu to more modern fare like Mark of the Ninja, but there’s a twist: you can teleport. Trailer and details skulking about below.

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