Nexon and Neople unveil single-player action RPG The First Berserker: Khazan based on Dungeon and Fighter universe

Publisher Nexon and developer Neople shared a World Premiere trailer for their upcoming single-player action RPG, The First Berserker: Khazan. This game is set in the Dungeon and Fighter (DnF) universe. It is releasing for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam), though no release date has been shared.

Players take control of exiled general Khazan, who has been falsely accused of treason. He embarks on a quest of vengeance filled with hack and slash combat encounters and RPG progression systems - including character skills, weapons, armor, and perks.

The First Berserker: Khazan originally had a prototype called Project BBQ and the shift into becoming a Soulslike action RPG was announced in March 2022 according to Gematsu.

Watch the World Premiere for The First Berserker: Khazan down below and take a look at the first batch of screenshots for it.

Live during The Game Awards 2023, Nexon and Neople unveiled The First Berserker: Khazan, an upcoming single-player action RPG from the cutthroat universe of Dungeon & Fighter (DNF) to millions of viewers around the world. Known for its dynamic, anime art style and distinct combat system, the DNF series combines the fast-paced, high-energy action of old-school brawlers with classic RPG elements, and has earned a loyal global fanbase. The reveal trailer introduced audiences to the story of Khazan, an exiled general armed with hardcore hack and slash skills that players can develop and customize to take full control of their gameplay experience:

The Pell Los Empire has been saved – at a cost. After the Great General Khazan and Archmage Ozma defeat the Berserk Dragon Hismar and the Dragon Legion, players will step into the shoes of Khazan as he is falsely accused of treason and exiled beyond the empire. In this hardcore action RPG, thrilling combat takes center stage with every step of Khazan’s quest for vengeance against those who orchestrated his downfall, marked by intense, aggressive and ever-changing styles of battle.

To survive the relentless onslaught of antagonistic forces, players must master the art of combat, upgrade character skills and combine weapons and armor - each with unique perks. As players clear more difficult missions, they’ll go head-to-head with intimidating bosses, acquiring powerful gear and abilities to unleash vicious combos and stylish yet brutal take-downs.

Fighters who dare step into Khazan’s shoes should prepare for a brutal journey:

  • YOU MUST PREVAIL: Players must survive the relentless pursuit of imperial forces, navigate conspiracies aimed at killing Khazan, and overcome the harsh environments they encounter.
  • YOU MUST REMEMBER: Khazan was once a hero in the history of Arad, a once-in-a-lifetime figure. As the forgotten hero, players will recall the skills of battle learned through brutal torture and slay the enemies who defame and stand against him.
  • YOU MUST RECLAIM: Players will find all potential enemies, reclaim everything that was taken from Khazan, seek revenge, and regain honor and glory.

The First Berserker: Khazan will be available for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The First Berserker: Khazan