Project Magnum is a new game from NAT Games, a subsidiary of Nexon. Announced in July the game now has a trailer, some of which looks like game play but it’s probably a ‘vertical slice’ of pre-rendered action.
PROJECT MAGNUM is a PC/console-based game that combines RPG play with third-person
shooter combat. It presents beautiful visuals and attractive and unique characters based in a sci-fi style player vs. environment worldview.
It also provides exciting battles using various skills, actions, and guns, as well as the fun of high quality PvE shooter battles that target huge bosses.
PROJECT MAGNUM will be available in most major markets worldwide. More information on the
release schedule of PROJECT MAGNUM will be announced at a later date.
The game seems to take elements of Anthem, Destiny, Warframe, and Monster Hunter and mash them up for a new four player co-op action title.
NAT Games was founded in 2013 and has been focused on creating MMORPG games for mobile devices. The games, which include Overhit and V4, have only ever been released in the East so creating a console and PC looter shooter that will launch worldwide is rather a big step for them.
Project Magnum is one of twelve mobile, PC, and console games in development at Nexon. The publisher also announced “Project Early Stage” which is exactly what it sounds like. “Games for the Project Early Stage brand will be developed at a faster pace and brought to market where they can be fine-tuned based on valuable input from players,” say Nexon. Project Magnum is not a Project Early Stage title.
Looter shooters aiming to take the crown from Destiny have so far failed to live up to expectations. Anthem lost almost all it’s players a month after launch, but Outriders has had more success. However, the developers People Can Fly have suggested the game has not sold as well as they had hoped, and there have never been any solid plans for post launch DLC, the game is not a ‘live service’, so player numbers have been falling.