The First Descendant is an upcoming free-to-play third-person cooperative looter shooter (in the vein of Outriders) powered by Unreal Engine 5, and while we only have a brief teaser to judge it by, it sure is a looker. The First Descendant is coming to PS5 and PS4, although there is no word on a release date as yet.

Developed by Korean studio Nexon Games, The First Descendant (previously known as Project Magnum) features massive boss encounters, up to four-player co-op with a particular focus on mobility, with players able to use both jump packs and grappling hooks to navigate the battlefield. Outside of what we see in the brief teaser trailer, Nexon has released the following information on the game:

Key Features

  • Charming and Unique Characters – You can play various characters with distinctive concepts and battle styles. We plan to add various customizable elements such as skins for each character to support character decoration.
  • Exciting Battles and Dynamic Action Using Various Skills and Firearms – Experience The First Descendant‘s exciting battles composed of various characters with unique skill sets, free movements, and chain actions through Grappling Hooks, colourful firearms, and additional effects. With these, the player can create any battle style they desire.
  • Battles With Huge Boss Monsters Through Cooperative Play – You can target huge boss monsters with different appearances and abilities through four-player co-op play. The various difficulties will stimulate your competitive spirit, and you can destroy or extract various parts of the huge bosses through four-layer cooperative play. By targeting the huge boss’s gimmicks, you will be able to experience a more compact team play.
  • Motivating Play and Growth – You can equip a character with three guns, four secondary equipment, and various sub-weapons. Of course, there will also be items to enhance a character or their firearm stats or add a new ability altogether. A variety of equipment is necessary for growth, and you can obtain them through clearing scenario missions within the game, or in the World Missions where cooperation is crucial and battles with huge bosses. We provide equipment so you can develop the characters to play continuously through character growth and acquiring and combining the various equipment. Use it to challenge yourself with more difficult tasks and enjoy the thrill of clearing them.

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