Nexon’s Project Magnum now known as The First Descendant

Nexon’s bombastic Unreal Engine 5 RPG heist shooter just got its official title ahead of its Gamescom appearance: First Descendant.

Nexon — a South Korean video game developer and publisher known for games such as MapleStory, KartRider, DNF dueland Law breakers – first revealed this game under the title Project Magnum in September 2021. It looks like a mix of all major AAA gaming trends. First Descendant will be a free-to-play, sci-fi, co-op shooter. On the heels of games like Outriders, First Descendant it’s about destroying hordes of enemies and giant bosses with friends to unlock new loot to upgrade your character.

The First Descendant│Official Trailer Trailer Revealed (4K)

Taking notes from the heroic shooters, players will choose from at least 12 characters, all of whom have unique abilities; meanwhile, each character’s grappling hook and in-game rapid fire also look like they will continue the action. While it’s not the most unique game out there, First Descendant it looks nice in Unreal Engine 5 and could appeal to gamers if the gameplay is enjoyable and the microtransactions are not excessive.

While we got a short new teaser with this confirmation of the title change, Nexon has also confirmed that it will show a longer trailer and reveal even more about First Descendant at Gamescom 2022. After that, interested players will have a chance to try the game before the end of the year. The Steam beta will appear between October 20th and 26th this year. There’s no word on when the console beta will hit, but people can sign up for the PC beta on the game’s Steam page.

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Although The first descendant beta in October is limited to Steam, the final version of the game will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X at an unspecified later date.

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