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Witches Of The New World

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Horizontal Entertainment
Release Date: 2025

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'Witches Of The New World' Is A 3rd Person Witch-Hunting Action/Adventure, Scheduled For 2025 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 20, 2023 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT

Witches Of The New World is an action/adventure that takes gamers into the heart of New England, in the aftermath of the infamous Salem Witch Trials.

Witches Of The New World is a single player third person sword fighting souls-like action/adventure game with Souls-like combat system, acrobatic mechanics, a wide library of nightmarish creatures to put players on edge, an RPG dialogue selection and character advancement. The player takes control of Jedediah Hopkins, a witchfinder based on historical accounts of witch hunts in the seventeenth century, but placed in a fantasy genre context.

A young man armed with flintlock and sword enters a cave in a hill somewhere to the west of the town of Salem, where the woods are deprived of bird sounds. They had fled the countryside, fled a terror lurking in its depths. A witchfinder by profession, Jedediah Hopkins was sent from England to the New World, to investigate bewildering events in the aftermath of a witch hunt craze spread in Salem and its surroundings. Were the trials just collective hysteria, or were they based on actual supernatural events?

After investigating the town and interviewing its folk, witchfinder Jedediah uncovers a conspiracy of sinister origin; Devil-worshiping cultists working on behalf of a witches’ sabbath seeking to take control of Salem, plague it with hellish creatures, and claim for themselves the townfolk’s souls. Jedediah enters the cave seeking these witches, in a quest to defeat them and cast their demonic lords back into the abyss.

With its unorthodox combination of survival horror tone and Souls-like combat, this will be one of the first AA+ video games of this scope developed in Latin America.

“We believe this video game brings something new to the table,” William James, the project’s director, said. “Developed in Unreal Engine 5, Witches of the New World will introduce players into a time and place rarely explored in the industry: 17th century Anglo American colonies, and their inner conflicts.”

Up to this point, Latin America has been an ever growing market for video games, but it has the potential to also become a development powerhouse, not unlike what happened in Poland and Romania decades ago. “With Witches of the New World, we aim at showcasing not only TagWizz’ advanced skills in video game development, but also to position Latin America as a top-notch digital entertainment region,” said Adrian Gimate-Welsh, TagWizz’ CEO.

Key Features:

  • Jedediah Hopkins is an action hero that fights off enemies with his superior swordsmanship and firearms training.
  • The nightmarish monsters he’ll encounter and the tenebrous environments he’ll visit will chill down the spine of most players.
  • Developed in Unreal Engine 5, Witches of the New World offers a realistic and immersive experience with the engine’s cutting-edge tools.
  • Jedediah’s adventurous journey will confront players with complex moral questions and choices.
  • Witches of the New World explores with detail the English Puritanical society of the late seventeenth century.

Witches Of The New World is in development for unspecified platforms, scheduled for 2025.

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