MaidSouls, a monochrome katana-wielding maid action game, is in development

Written by. Ryuki Ishii based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-04-29 16:41 JST)

Japanese indie game developer Nagi has released an alpha version of MaidSouls for PC. While what you can do in the alpha build is limited, you can get a glimpse of its distinctive black and white art direction.

MaidSouls is a third-person action game where you play as a katana/gun-wielding maid. You’ll explore a monochrome world as you fight through skeletons and monsters using a trusty katana and a handgun. Actions such as weak and strong attacks, dodge roll, guard, and jump consume your stamina gauge.

The combat system and the name MaidSouls might evoke a soulslike-vibe, but the developer Nagi states that they’re not particularly good at making action games and warns players to not expect too much in terms of combat. Their focus is on the exploration part, says Nagi on Twitter.

The currently available alpha version is an in-development build to get a small taste of what’s to come. The majority of sounds haven’t been implemented yet, and while you can at least move your character around, the enemy AI is pretty bare-bones at the moment. The world itself is certainly intriguing, with a medieval castle waiting for you beneath a massive structure full of exposed piping and steel frames.

MaidSouls is being developed by Nagi using Unreal Engine 4. Check out their Twitter account to see more on the game’s development progress. The Google Drive link to the alpha version can be found here.