Longtime Shin Megami Tensei and Persona composer Shoji Meguro announces stealth RPG Guns Undarkness for PC
Longtime Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series composer Shoji Meguro, along with Kodansha Game Creators Lab, has announced Guns Undarkness, an RPG that combines stealth gameplay and traditional command-based battles. The game is set to release for PC (Steam), though no release window has been shared.
Shoji Meguro announced his departure from Atlus a few weeks ago with the aim of developing his own indie games while composing freelance, including continuing to work with Atlus in future projects. Guns Undarkness is made in collaboration with Kodansha Game Creators Lab, an indie game support project that provides funding for new creators.
An announcement trailer, description, and screenshot set for Guns Undarkness can be found below. Thanks to Gematsu for the heads up!
"Guns Undarkness" is a "Stealth RPG" that combines typical stealth game features such as remaining undetected and invading antagonist’s territory, with the traditional command type JRPG. The gameplay is roughly divided into two parts: a stealth part that hides on the field and a battle part that is developed by a turn-based command-type battle system. Encountering without being found by the enemy allows you to enter the battle in an advantageous manner. Aim for the depths of the antagonist’s territory while managing your resources well.
The main weapons of the protagonists are firearms such as hand guns and assault rifles. By defeating enemies and obtaining materials, you can customize the equipped gun more powerfully.
The story takes place in the year 2045, in a devastated world after a nuclear war, where you become a member of a PMC (Private Military Company) and carry out missions with your peers. Amid fierce battles, the protagonists realize the “true love” that will lead humanity to a higher level of existence.
The game was designed, composed and developed by Shoji Meguro, a legendary game designer who worked as a composer and director for the “Persona” series and the “Shin Megami Tensei” series. The lyrics of songs are written by Lotus Juice, also from the "Persona" series. And Ilya Kuvshinov, an up-and-coming Russian illustrator known for his work on "Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045", will create characters that give color to the game world.