Kemuri is an intriguing new game from Unseen, an indie studio founded by Ikumi Nakamura, known for her work on titles such as The Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
The game was announced at The Game Awards 2023.
Setting and theme
Kemuri is set in a futuristic Japanese metropolis, blending elements of traditional Japanese folklore with modern culture, anime, and international influences.
The game immerses players in a world where mysterious creatures known as Yokai hide among the population.
This urban jungle setting serves as a hunting ground for these supernatural beings, providing a rich and vibrant backdrop for the game’s narrative and action.
While specific gameplay details are still under wraps, Kemuri is described as an action-adventure game with elements of Yokai hunting.
Players take on the role of hunters using a tool called the Fox Window to track down and engage these Yokai.
The game promises fast-paced combat and parkour systems, allowing players to navigate the chaotic verticality of the city.
Players will also have the ability to collect powers from the Yokai they encounter, adding a layer of strategy and customization to the gameplay.
Development and future prospects
Ikumi Nakamura established Unseen after leaving Tango Gameworks, bringing her extensive experience and creative vision to this new venture.
Kemuri represents a significant project for Unseen, showcasing Nakamura’s ambition to innovate within the action RPG genre.
As of now, there is no confirmed release date or platforms for the game, indicating that it is still in the early stages of development.