Kemuri Revealed at the Game Awards 2023: What Is It?


Kemuri Revealed at the Game Awards 2023: What Is It?

Dhruv Bhatnagar
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At The Games Awards 2023, Ikumi Nakamura has given us a glimpse into her studio's first project, Kemeri.
While the details are scarce, the game's art style is stunning. The cinematic trailer reveals the general vibe of the upcoming game.

The Game Awards 2023 started December with a bang, as tantalizing news, trailers, and announcements for the biggest and most hyped games of 2023 and beyond were revealed. However, there’s one game that caught everyone’s attention: Kemuri.

Ikumi Nakamura, a veteran from Tango Gameworks and Platinum, showed up at The Games Awards 2023 to show off the trailer for Kemuri, a project in the works at Unseen. In this article, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about Nakamura’s next project.

Ikumi Nakamura’s Independent Project: Kemuri

Ikumi Nakamura showed up at The Game Award to reveal her first solo project since she left Tango Gameworks. Here’s the official reveal trailer for the game –

Unfortunately, the announcement didn’t come with a gameplay reveal, but at least we got a look at the cinematic trailer that gives the vibe of the upcoming game. The brief teaser for Kemuri showcases a futuristic metropolis where a team of presumably heroes use a mix of futuristic items and weapons and appear on the hunt for mysterious, hidden creatures to take on. This blends into the tagline Nakamura stated throughout her speech: it’s really about “seeing the unseen.”

The game’s description reads, “Kemuri summons you into a realm where the unpredictable meets the extraordinary in an urban jungle where mysterious creatures, yokai, hide amongst the population.”

“Dive into a thrilling adventure alone or with friends, hunt yokai in style, collect their powers, and face even greater challenges. Where there are sightings of Kemuri, yokai are sure to follow. The only question that remains is: How will you Hunt the Unseen?”

And that’s really all we know about Kemuri for now. The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley has suggested that Nakamura doesn’t have a publisher for the game yet, so most likely, it’s still in the very early development stage.

Nakamura’s previous work at Capcom, TangoGameworks, and PlatinumGames makes her well-loved among fans. Nakamura was an artist on both The Evil Within games and was a creative director on Ghostwire: Tokyo, although she dropped the project before it was completed. Ever since then, she’s been doing various consulting and freelance gigs before creating her own independent studio, Unseen, which is now developing Kemuri.

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