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The First Descendant

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Nexon Corporation
Developer: Nexon Corporation

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'Project Magnum' Now Called 'The First Descendant', Confirms Platforms, PC Closed-beta This Fall, Sign Up Now - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2022 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT

The First Descendant is a f2p 3rd-person co-op action/RPG shooter where you play as Descendants who inherited the unknown powers and make them stronger to fight against the invaders and protect humans.

The First Descendant 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.

Experience the fun of strategic boss fights through 4-player co-op and various unique characters, exciting gunplay, and looting. A variety of equipment is necessary for growth, and you can obtain them through clearing scenario missions within the game or in the World Missions where cooperation is crucial and battles with huge bosses.

The player becomes a Descendant in the game and is given a mission to fight against the invaders for the survival of humans and to protect the ‘Ingris continent’. The player can experience a spectacular story by growing stronger through various missions and stories to finally discover the Descendants' secret. You can also feel the First Descendant’s unique atmosphere through high-quality fields developed with Unreal Engine 5 and gain a new experience of reality and SF fantasy coexisting in one place.

The gameplay includes strategic boss fights with 4-player tactics, grappling hooks, unique character abilities, gripping gunplay, and tons of looting. After clearing missions and defeating enormous bosses, players can unlock powerful new characters, equipment, and upgrades. 


Previously revealed under its codename Project Magnum, The First Descendant is a free-to-play co-operative looter-shooter featuring high-quality graphics built in Unreal Engine 5.

Nexon is looking forward to sharing more of The First Descendant at Gamescom Online this August— and for players itching to get a hands-on look at the looter-shooter, beta sign-ups are available now on the game’s Steam Page.

The PC closed-beta is slated to kick off this Fall (2022.10.20 00:00 PDT ~ 2022.10.26 23:59 PDT ).

Key Features:

  • Charming and Unique Characters: You can play various characters with distinctive concepts and battle styles. We plan to add various customizable elements such as skins for each character to support character decoration.
  • Exciting Battles and Dynamic Action Using Various Skills and Firearms: Experience the First Descendant’s exciting battles composed of various characters with unique skill sets, free movements, and chain actions through Grappling Hooks, colorful firearms, and additional effects. With these, the player can create any battle style they desire.
  • Battles With Huge Boss Monsters Through Cooperative Play: You can target huge boss monsters with different appearances and abilities through 4 player co-op play. The various difficulties will stimulate your competitive spirit, and you can destroy or extract various parts of the huge bosses through 4-player cooperative play. By targeting the huge boss’s gimmicks, you will be able to experience a more compact team play.
  • Motivating Play and Growth: You can equip a character with 3 guns, 4 secondary equipments, and various sub-weapons. Of course, there will also be items to enhance a character or their firearm stats or add a new ability all together. A variety of equipment is a necessary element for growth, and you can obtain them through clearing scenario missions within the game, or in the World Missions where cooperation is crucial and battles with huge bosses. We provide equipment so you can develop the characters to play continuously through character growth and acquiring and combining the various equipment. Use it to challenge yourself with more difficult tasks and enjoy the thrill of clearing them.

The First Descendant is in development for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam).


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