5 Things You Need to Know About Wuchang: Fallen Feathers

The entire publishing team at 505 Games along with our developer partners at Leenzee are thrilled to reveal Wuchang: Fallen Feathers with the world! Announced earlier today during Xbox Games Showcase 2024 as a day one with Game Pass title set for 2025, our game tells the story of Bai Wuchang, a pirate warrior struck with amnesia and battling the dread of Ornithropy — a disease granting her power while slowly transforming her into a monstrous creature. 

Our trailer (above) introduces Wuchang and lets you get a feel for the environments, foes, and gameplay you will experience in Wuchang: Fallen Feathers. You also get to see how the game is leveraging the power of Unreal Engine 5, with intricate details of ancient architecture to the realistic textures of natural landscapes, you will find an authentic, visually stunning action RPG experience when it launches next year for Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC. But that’s not all – read on to learn even more about Wuchang: Fallen Feathers and see pre-alpha gameplay footage.  

Diabolical Boss Fights

Your path in Wuchang: Fallen Feathers is fraught with danger, pitting you against grotesque beasts, spectral foes, and your own inner demons. Expect to face vicious boss fights with multiple phases that will test your resolve and will to endure. The game is a non-linear experience where you will get to choose your path and which bosses you will encounter first. In the image below, you can see Wuchang face off against one of the early bosses, a former priest who has transformed into a deformed hunchback monster.   

An Arsenal Against the Darkness 

Weapon and category will influence how your Ornithrophy magic accumulates and your playstyle. Choose from powerful double-handed axes or nimble dual one-handed blades; every weapon category comes with an extensive set of skills, encouraging you to experiment and master different techniques to suit your preferred combat style. For example, the unique skill named “Endurance” allows you to avoid attack interruptions while taking damage and this pairs well with the heavy axe which specializes in delivering devesting blows.  

Shape the Land of Shu 

While navigating through interconnected large open environments you will discover chisel fragments and journal scraps that change the story and lead to one of several potential endings. Throughout the story, there will be numerous NPCs also aware of these powerful fragments, and it will be down to you to decide who to team up with in your pursuit of their secret power. As the haunting narrative unfolds with each step, you will be challenged with these types of decisions that will ultimately shape the fate of Shu. 

A Dark Retelling 

Immerse yourself in a dark retelling of the late Ming Dynasty through numerous in-game cutscenes, NPC interactions, and collectible items. Wuchang: Fallen Feathers incorporates real historical figures like Zhang Xianzhong and Li Dingguo, providing a unique blend of historical authenticity and fantastical storytelling. Your interaction with such figures will lead to in-depth quest lines, spanning numerous chapters throughout the game and generating branching dialogue options, each resulting in unique outcomes. 

Original Soundtrack Composed by Anti-General 

The soundtrack is composed by Anti-General Zhong Ziqi, who is widely known for his ability to utilise electronic music in combination with traditional Chinese culture and instruments. Best known for his involvement in “Cyberpunk Shanhaiching” and “The Bad Kids,” Anti-General blends grand ancient melodies with modern musical elements, enhancing the overall atmosphere to draw you deeper into the world of Shu. 

You can stay up to date by following the official Wuchang: Fallen Feathers social channels for updates, special events, and more. You can also find us on the official Wuchang Xbox Club and let us know what you think of the new announcement trailer. 

Look for Wuchang: Fallen Feathers to launch for Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and day one with Game Pass in 2025.