F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch studio TiGames has announced during Sony's latest ChinaHero Project showcase that its next title is a story-driven action RPG named The Winds Rising, releasing on PS5. The reveal trailer embedded above gives very little away, but it's said to sport a "grand adventure" all about a female main character who "encounters a lost monster cub" that can affect "the rise and fall of the entire kingdom". Check it out above.

A description comes from Gematsu: "The Winds Rising is a story-driven action RPG developed by TiGames. It follows the journey of a girl from a peaceful village who embarks on a grand adventure after she encounters a lost monster cub, which affects the rise and fall of the entire kingdom. Her fate is in the player’s hands. Players can look forward to a refreshing and smooth combat experience, immersive and captivating story, and a world of ever-changing adventure."

The Winds Rising will form part of the China Hero Project's third phase of releases alongside other newly-announced games like The God Slayer and Dhaba: Land of Watermarks. F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch, is one of the most recognisable — and also one of the best — China Hero Project titles released so far, so TiGames has built up a small pedigree now.

Complimenting its challenging combat, pretty locations, and smart level design, we awarded the game an 8/10 in our F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch PS5 review. We called it "a stellar Metroidvania adventure set in a beautifully realised world, replete with challenging combat encounters, rewarding exploration, and some spicy platforming action. Rayton Rabbit might be of diminutive stature, but he's punching well above his weight here in what is one of the best games of 2021 so far."

[source gematsu.com]