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Witchfire Gets Atmospheric New Screenshots, Clarifies Destiny Influence

Witchfire the astronauts

A new development update for dark fantasy shooter Witchfire has brought with it some entrancing screenshots and a fresh tease of the style of the gameplay.

The game’s creative director, Adrian Chmielarz, has previously divulged that the team has used Destiny as a reference for the feeling of the gunplay. However, in response to a fan’s comment about Witchfire‘s resemblance to Bungie’s shooter series, Chmielarz has emphasized that those similarities will be reduced as development continues: “That game is most definitely our inspiration when it comes to the simple acts of firing a gun or moving with one. However, and I am seeing this already in our internal builds, the deeper we are in the development, the more de-Destiny’ed we become. When the game is done, there’ll be no confusion about it at all.”

Chmielarz also shared a series of new stills from the project. Most of them show off a gloomy atmosphere, though one sun-drenched image feels more hopeful. Across the four scenes is an impressive visual flair and level of detail.

In addition to the environmental screens, Chmielarz also provided a look at an updated weapon model. The changes are relatively minor, but Witchfire‘s gaslamp aesthetic comes to the fore through the ornate decorations.

Witchfire Weapon Update

In recent times, The Escapist’s Nate Najda and Marty Sliva have both highlighted Witchfire as a game they hope to hear more about in 2020.

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Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.