On social media, indie developer Red Candle Games shared a bit of information about their next project. The work-in-progress title is Nine Souls, with the game looking quite different from their previous two games, Detention and Devotion.
Red Candle Games share info on their next project
WIP title #NineSols, a lore rich hand-drawn 2D action platformer with Sekiro-inspired deflection-focused combat. Embark on a journey of Asian fantasy, explore the land once home to an ancient alien race & follow a vengeful hero’s quest to slay 9 Sols, rulers of a forsaken realm pic.twitter.com/yRy4yHtlnF— redcandlegames (@redcandlegames) December 16, 2021
Talking about their next project on Twitter, Red Candle Games noted that it’ll be a hand-drawn 2D action platformer that’s rich in lore.
“WIP title #NineSols, a lore rich hand-drawn 2D action platformer with Sekiro-inspired deflection-focused combat. Embark on a journey of Asian fantasy, explore the land once home to an ancient alien race & follow a vengeful hero’s quest to slay 9 Sols, rulers of a forsaken realm.”
Outside of being markedly different from Red Candle Games’ horror games Detention and Devotion, it’s interesting to hear the game takes some combat inspiration from FromSoftware’s game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It’ll be interesting to see where Red Candle Games takes this combat style in Nine Souls.
It’ll also be interesting to learn more about the lore of the game’s world, with the game being described as an Asian fantasy set in a land where an ancient alien race once lived. If you’re curious about how the game will look, it seems like Red Candle Games shared early footage of Nine Souls back in March, though at the time there was no information with the clip.
Work in progress pic.twitter.com/yPiNIWEOv6— redcandlegames (@redcandlegames) March 19, 2021
From what was shown, the game already looks striking with rich, warm colors and a scene with an enemy popping out, ready to square off against what appears to be the protagonist of the game, both with blades at the ready. Overall, we’re extremely excited to learn more about Nine Souls from Red Candle Games.
If you haven’t played their other two games, Devotion and Detention, and you enjoy horror games, we recommend checking them out.