all in! Games, the publisher behind titles like Ghostrunner and Chernoblight, revealed its first in-house studio, Ironbird Creations, during today’s Gamescom Opening Night Live showcase. It also unveiled a 30-second teaser for its first game, Phantom Hellcat, a nerd-inspired hack-and-slash action-adventure game coming to PlayStation/Xbox consoles and PC.
A press release read, “Break a leg as Jolene, a rebellious young woman who makes the grave mistake of breaking the seal on a cursed theater full of dangerous dimensions filled with fanfare.” “The theater’s seal is weakened by barring darkness until the evil trapped within takes Jolene’s mother hostage. Soon, warped stories of humanity will begin to flow out of the world and wreak havoc.”
Watch the Phantom Hellcat for yourself in the teaser trailer below,
As you can see, this new IP feels heavily inspired by Nier: Automata, especially the end of the amusement park section in the game.
Claim a stake in a Transylvanian Bibliotheque castle, possibly full of vampires, read the press release. “Venture into other pop culture-inspired theatrical dramas and make sure Jolene has a starring role in all of them, no matter which one she has to cut. Explore these worlds to access esoteric enemies as well as opportunities for character development.” Turn the surroundings and props into additional weapons.”
It looks stylish and fast-paced as far as hacking and slashing go, which is a plus. Jolene also has access to various skill and stat changes, using powers sealed within mysterious character masks. The game will also feature dynamic camera-perspective transitions from 2D to 3D and vice versa.
Ironbird Creations’ creative director, Norman Lenda, says the team has great nostalgia for the 2010s era of action games and wanted to revisit that era together.
Lenda writes in the press release, “Recently, action games have leaned more toward the ‘Soulslike’ and ‘Roguelike’ subgenres and are missing the classic DNA.” “Phantom Hellcat Hack-N-Slash will bring the title back to its roots.”
Currently, however, the game does not have a release date.