A new Witchfire trailer has been released, and it's a doozy. The Astronauts' upcoming dark fantasy roguelite shooter will feature Nvidia's DLSS 3 technology, allowing it to offer the best of both worlds in terms of high-quality visuals and smooth framerates, even on less powerful graphics cards.
It's clear Witchfire is a labor of love for The Astronauts, which counts ex-Painkiller and Bulletstorm devs among its staff. The devs seem to be going to great lengths to ensure the weaponry and atmosphere in the game are top-notch, and the latest Witchfire trailer has more eye candy scenery to admire.
The trailer shows off exactly the kind of RTX-enabled dark fantasy landscapes you'd expect from Witchfire, all burning villages and vast, imposing castles. Despite the high visual fidelity of the game, Nvidia and The Astronauts say that DLSS 3 "allows the seemingly impossible" by enabling high framerates without compromising graphics. You can check out the trailer for yourself right here.
As well as the visuals, the new Witchfire trailer is also intended to highlight what the devs are calling "open-level design", which is distinct from open-world gameplay. Originally, Witchfire was to feature arena-style combat with limited exploration, but creative lead Adrian Chmielarz realized he "hated" boxing players in, so the team opted to open up the levels and allow for more free movement. This led to a delay in the game, but Chmielarz says it's worth it.
Witchfire was originally announced all the way back at The Game Awards 2017. It's a brutal dark fantasy FPS with roguelite elements in which you play a "preyer", a hunter empowered by the Vatican to dispatch witches and their unholy minions. The game was originally slated for a late 2022 release into Early Access, but was pushed back after Chmielarz and the team realized their vision needed to be expanded.
You can add Witchfire to your Epic Games Store wishlist right now. It'll also arrive on Steam after its Early Access phase is complete, although naturally, we don't know exactly when that will be. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more news about this intriguing-looking shooter.