Nexon’s next major project, which was previously known simply for the codename “Project Magnum,” is finally revealed to be a free-to-play looter shooter game that is being developed using Unreal Engine 5 and is labeled The First Descendant.

In The First Descendant, players take on the role of a “Descendant” who is given the mission to protect the “Ingris continent,” and therefore mankind, from the invading forces that seek to eradicate it.

Described also as a third-person cooperative action-RPG shooter, The First Descendant features high-quality visuals, thanks to Unreal Engine 5. But while being an “eye candy,” maybe one of this developing title’s notable highlights, the gameplay is also another aspect of it, with it being a shooter involving up to players at a time who play co-op against a powerful boss.

With equipment playing an integral role in a player’s advancement in the game, looting becomes paramount, akin to the mechanics seen in Monster Hunter. That is, as players gather new and better equipment, they become stronger and make advancing to a more difficult stage more bearable and more likely to be accomplished.


But the story also plays center stage in making the player a stronger version of himself as players gather experience with every progression into the storyline.

The First Descendant Release Date

Still a work-in-progress, it will take a while before players can get their hands on a full commercial release of The First Descendant. Although, there is a planned Steam release on October 20 and October 26, 2022, and an eventual release on last-gen and next-gen consoles.

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