Guns, magic, and death wait for us in Witchfire. This upcoming game is expected to change the mold of medieval RPGs, and everyone at EarlyGame is thoroughly interested to see where this RPG goes. Could it rival Elder Scrolls or Mass Effect? Who knows. Either way, we have broken down this upcoming game for you. Find out about Witchfire today!
The 2022 Summer Game Fest could be defined by one word: horror. It seems that horror-themed games are returning to popularity, as announcements made at the SOGF were related to games of fear and tension. We cannot wait for this increase in horror-themed games, but one that pops out is Witchfire from The Astronauts.
Witchfire was initially announced in 2017 for the PC. However, development delays pushed this game back by five years. Sadge.
Everyone at the Summer Game Fest became excited at the prospect of Witchfire. Despite that, few details have been revealed about this medieval-themed game. Most people don’t even know it exists, but we’re here to change that with an informative analysis of Witchfire. Get ready to learn about Witchfire.
Is Witchfire Coming Out In 2023?
The Astronauts haven’t provided an official release date for Witchfire. However, these developers have claimed that Witchfire will arrive for PC in Q4 2022. This means we can expect this upcoming RPG anywhere between October 1st to December 31st, 2022.
After five years of development, The Astronauts aren’t expected to announce additional delays for Witchfire. But the release date should have been announced at the Summer Games Fest 2022. As such, we wonder what’s going on behind the scenes. Could another delay be announced? Who knows, but we will keep you updated when a release date is officially announced.
Game Setting, Story, And Everything We Know About Witchfire
This first-person shooter is set within the “War Against Witches”. The church will utilize various forms of pagan magic to overcome these witches, and that’s where our protagonist comes in. They will travel toward the Black Sea in search of an ancient artifact. If this artifact can be located, the Holy Roman Empire and Church will stand victorious over their sinister enemies.
Details about the gameplay and combat abilities have been kept under wraps. However, we know there’s a complex magic system that surrounds the four elements. We will combine our gunpowder with earth, water, fire, and air elements. This enables us to gain unique abilities like freezing our enemies with water or decaying them with fire. We even have the option to hurdle enemies outward with a powerful gust of wind, and moves of this nature will allow us to overcome any witch, including the Black Sea’s Queen.
The gameplay in Astronaut’s Witchfire is described similarly to Elden Ring and BioShock. You can see an immediate familiarity with BioShock when viewing the shooting mechanics & magical abilities in Witchfire. We found there were more similarities to Elder Scrolls: Oblivion than Elden Ring, but that’s our personal opinion. Either way, the gameplay appears versatile and exciting.
Is Witchfire Coming To Xbox Series X/S And PC?
Unfortunately, The Astronauts haven’t announced the launch of Witchfire onto the Xbox Series X/S or PS5. This game isn’t slated to arrive for consoles, at least not during its initial release. It is launching to the PC as an exclusive for the Epic Games Store.
This means The Astronauts won’t launch Witchfire onto Steam for a minimum of one year, as exclusivity rights will be held by the Epic Games Store. If you’re interested in Witchfire, we recommend downloading the Epic Games Store and adding this upcoming RPG to your Wishlist.
Is Witchfire Part Of Xbox Game Pass?
Witchfire’s exclusivity to the Epic Games Store. This means the Steam Store won’t be supported during launch. As we previously mentioned, purchasing this game via Valve’s PC platform wouldn’t be possible for a minimum of one year.
Any chance of this RPG arriving onto the Xbox Game Pass is low. But what does it matter? Xbox fans have Elder Scrolls Six coming to the Xbox Series X/S as an exclusive title. You can bet Elder Scrolls 6 will be more popular than Witchfire.
Is Witchfire Coming To The Steam Deck?
Anyone owning the Steam Deck will be capable of downloading Witchfire. However, the installation process is somewhat complex. You have to go through multiple steps to download the Epic Games Store. Fortunately, we have provided those steps for you below.
- Power up the Steam Deck
- Select Desktop Mode
- Click the Discover icon in the toolbar
- Search for Epic Game Store or Heroic Games Launcher
- Select to download & wait the required time for installation
Various players have reported the installation process taking multiple tries before actually working. You might need to download the Epic Games Store three times before it works. It all depends on your Steam Deck.
The Astronauts have released an official trailer for Witchfire already. Should any more trailers release, we will update this article.