Today, Mexico-based developer Lienzo announced that its 3D indigenous action adventure game, Mulaka, is coming to PS4 and Xbox One, as well as to the previously announced PC. Further, the developer revealed the game is poised to release — on all platforms — sometime during Q4 2017.
For those that don’t know, Mulaka — in some capacity — has been in development since 2014, and is developer Lienzo’s — who you may know from the recently released Hunter’s Legacy — biggest effort to date. The game is based in northern Mexico and on the Tarahumara indigenous culture. Here’s an overview of the game via Lienzo itself:
The gods have witnessed foulness spreading throughout their creation, corrupting men and beast alike. They now delve deep within themselves debating whether or not it’s time to wipe this world clean and start over. It’s your duty to rally the demi-gods and gain their trust to save humanity! The Sukurúame is the shaman or warlock capable of interacting with the gods above, below and everywhere in between. He is also the most capable of facing mythical creatures like the gigantic Ganoko, the soul-eating Rusíwari or the fire-spitting Sipabuara.
Mulaka is being designed hand in hand with renowned anthropologists and Tarahumara leaders to capture the true essence of the culture in the game. We have unearthed old books, crumbling texts and forgotten diaries and gotten the most playable elements, as well as the coolest myths and stories and recorded authentic Tarahumara dialogue. Everything has been done so you can experience the power and adventurous history of this culture.
Action-adventure at its finest! Explore a 3D world inspired by real Sierra Tarahumara landscapes while solving puzzles, collecting magic herbs, fighting soul-eating foes, and running with the world-renowned Tarahumara prowess. The Tarahumara have been called super athletes, super humans, and even The Greatest Race the world has ever seen because of their running skills. Harness this amazing ability and engage in fast-paced gameplay!
Sukurúames are skillful at melee combat and can create special magic potions to enhance their powers and gain new abilities. Obtain new powerful transformations from the mighty demi-gods throughout your quest and become a true Sukurúame!
Low Poly Art:
Mulaka features a gorgeous low-poly art style that shines with vibrant colors and breathtaking vistas that you won’t believe! The low polygonal visual direction allows us to portray the vast varied landscapes of the region without sacrificing any fidelity to their real world counterparts.
Not only will you look at a pretty game, but you’ll feel in the Tarahumara lands. Enjoy the barren dunes of the Samalayuca desert, the unique architecture of Paquimé, the calm and romantic mood at the Lake of Arareko, the majestic nature of Basaseachi, and more!
Sounds of the Sierra:
Music and sound go hand in hand with the full indigenous experience of the Tarahumara. That’s why we created music as authentic to the experience of an indigenous soundtrack as we could get
Not only that, but we also recorded sounds at the locations of the game. Yes, we captured how a bonfire sounds at the Sierra Tarahumara. We captured the sounds of nature, all to create an immersive experience.
Mulaka will be available both at retail and digitally when it launches. How much it will cost though, hasn’t been divulged. Below, you can check out the game’s latest trailer and a batch of screenshots: