Enquanto os rumores e especulações típicos do período pré-E3 se espalham pela internet igual vírus da gripe, eis aqui a maior bomba desta segunda-feira: a From Software estaria preparando o anúncio de uma nova IP exclusiva para o PS4, e não Bloodborne 2. A franquia inédita supostamente se chama Phantom Wail e pode ser apresentada na conferência da mãe do PlayStation para a E3 2017.
É claro que as informações não têm qualquer natureza oficial. Uma postagem anônima no 4Chan, casa de outros vazamentos no passado (muitos dos quais se concretizaram), divulgou alguns dados sobre o título:
- Terá estética asteca/maia/tribal;
- Ênfase em técnicas de combate mano a mano com estilos de artes marciais;
- Armas corpo a corpo podem existir, mas não terão foco; combinações de movimentos específicos de armas não existirão;
- Os jogadores vão customizar seus golpes e estilos de luta, e as armas de corpo a corpo estão inclusas nisso (num sistema similar ao de Nioh);
- Terá o mesmo aspecto de fantasia sombria de Dark Souls;
Projeto colaborativo entre a Sony Japan e a From Software (mesmo esquema de Bloodborne).
There’s some talk online about From Software’s next game, called Phantom Wail, but the description makes it sound an awful lot like another game that already exists.
An anonymous poster on 4Chan has leaked what is apparently going to be the next game from Dark Souls, and Bloodborne developer From Software.
The project is called Phantom Wail, according to the user, and is said to be a co-production between Sony’s Japan Studio and From Software, similar to Bloodborne. The game will be revealed at E3 next month as a PS4 exclusive, apparently.
The 4Chan post mentions that Phantom Wail has an “ancient Aztec/Mayan” aesthetic. Right up to that point, this rumour may have seemed plausible, but things take a turn into fake territory when the user mentions an emphasis on hand-to-hand combat and martial art techniques.
Players will supposedly be able to customise their movesets and fighting styles. Melee weapons will return, but won’t be the game’s main focus. In case you didn’t pick it up yet, this premise sounds very familiar to a game that already exists, called Absolver.
In that game, you create your own moveset from the many martial art styles available. Absolver also features melee weapons, though they aren’t the focus, which is really when this rumour starts falling apart.
Some Reddit users suggest the anonymous tipster has a proven track record when it comes to leaking E3 announcements, but it’s hard to find proof of this online.
Though it’s certainly possible for From Software to reveal its next game at E3, and it’s also possible for the game to feature Aztec aesthetics, the rumour doesn’t make sense when taken as a whole, especially considering the uncanny similarities between this supposed leak and Absolver.
Maybe there’s some truth to it, but until more is revealed, it’s best to take this with a large pinch of salt.
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