Urban Open-World RPG ‘Project Mugen’ Reveals First Trailer, Screenshots & Character Art

The urban open-world RPG previously teased by publisher NetEase Games and developer Naked Rain of the former’s subsidiary Thunder Fire Studio, Project Mugen, has released its first trailer, screenshots, and character renders. 

Unfortunately, no planned release date has been shared yet, nor are pre-registrations currently available, but you can keep an eye out on the official Twitter account for further updates.

UPDATE: The title is planned for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, mobile via iOS and Android, and the Cloud.

The official website has the following message:


You are about to enter a world where “reality” and “anomalies” coexist. Remember one rule – do not follow any rules, including but not limited to this one.

After all, here, every tomorrow and every possibility of the future is “infinite”!

Hello, “Infinite Trigger” investigator!

Welcome to the N.I.U. and good luck with the rest of your journey!

Riten Huang, Senior Marketing Director at Thunder Fire Studio, said the following:

“Project Mugen is our love letter to urban fantasies. We wanted to create a world that players could relate to, yet find enough mysteries to keep them coming back. The city is alive, and every player will have their unique journey through it.”

Ethan Wang, Senior Vice President at NetEase, Inc, said the following:

“Today’s unveiling of ‘Project Mugen’ extends beyond this announcement; it represents NetEase Games’ spirit of global collaboration, creativity, and innovation to push the envelope in interactive storytelling. This project draws on development talent from Hangzhou to Montreal, reflecting our dedication to transcending boundaries and redefining gaming experiences. By merging a modern metropolis setting with elements of mysticism, we’re excited to create a world where every player can find a moment that resonates with them.”

The game’s premise is quoted below:

In a world reminiscent of Earth, where urban legends become reality and humans coexist with the supernatural, players step into the role of an Esper, known as the “Infinite Trigger.” This top investigator navigates through vibrant cities, confronting anomalies and supernatural occurrences that threaten the balance of this unique urban paradise.

Along the journey, players will team up with various Espers, each with their own stories, to tackle the Chaos endangering humanity. Dive deep into the mysteries, explore the city life, and forge unforgettable memories with your companions. As players navigate through the game, they’ll embark on a quest to recover lost memories, confront challenges in various distinct cities, and work to unlock the key to saving the world.

Key Features

  • Urban, Open-World Setting – Explore a vast map that delivers a rich city life experience. From neon-lit nightlife to serene parks, every corner of the city holds a story. Engage in open exploration, scaling skyscrapers, diving into subways, and interacting with a dynamic environment that reacts to your every move.
  • Unique Combat Experience – Engage in team-based combat with four characters, each having different attributes that synergize with each other. Utilize environmental objects in battle and make use of the urban terrain to deal with monsters in various ways.
  • Captivating Artistic Style – Project Mugen is more than a game; it’s a visual journey. The art direction, a blend of modern aesthetics with ethereal touches, promises to captivate players at every turn.
  • Fast-Paced Traversal and Vehicles – Every character has a basic movement skill such as parkour, swinging, or wall-climbing. Some characters also have a unique travel ability based on their individual identity, like riding a special war hammer. Players can also intercept and ride vehicles like cars in the city.

You can view the currently revealed cast for Project Mugen via our gallery below:

You can view official screenshots for Project Mugen via our gallery below:

Pre-registration will be available via the official website.

You can view the first trailer for Project Mugen, “Tomorrow and Surprises Come Together,” below. Several characters and vibrant environments are showcased.

We’ll keep you all updated on the eventual launch of Project Mugen.

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Orpheus Joshua

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