February 24, 2024

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Vietnamese Horror Game Taken Soul – Đoạt Mệnh Set to Haunt Steam in February

February 24, 2024 | Andreas Betsche

Taken Soul – Đoạt Mệnh, a survival horror game developed by Vietnamese studio SOGA Studio, has been scheduled for release on Steam this February.

Taken Soul - Đoạt Mệnh

Set in the city of Da Lat during the 2000s, renowned for its foggy landscapes and distinctive architecture, the game draws inspiration from local mythology.

Players assume the role of Trung, who embarks on a journey to find his mysteriously vanished mother and younger sister while encountering the dark forces lurking within Da Lat. The game promises exploration of various locales, each presenting its mysteries and puzzles for players to solve.

Taken Soul - Đoạt Mệnh Action Gameplay

Trung must confront his enemies using weapons and magic, navigating through haunted houses, old train stations, and other eerie locations throughout Da Lat. The game aims to faithfully recreate the city’s iconic landmarks, such as Pine Hills, Xuan Huong Lake, Da Lat Station, and Da Lat Pedagogical College, transforming them into chilling backdrops for the horror narrative.

In addition to its visual elements, Taken Soul – Đoạt Mệnh features Vietnamese voiceovers for character dialogue scenes, enhancing the atmosphere of fear and tension.

One of its standout features is the freedom for players to shape the story and determine their ending through various decisions and interactions. Depending on player choices, the narrative unfolds in different directions, adding to the game’s replay value.

Taken Soul - Đoạt Mệnh Ghosts

Taken Soul – Đoạt Mệnh presents an intriguing blend of survival horror set against Da Lat’s unfamiliar landscape. As the release date approaches, we anticipate whether the promised atmospheric horror and solid combat mechanics will deliver an engaging experience. The game is slated for release on February 28 on Steam.

Andreas Betsche

Andreas Betsche founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after researching Cambodian mobile games for his Master’s thesis. He has a background in Southeast Asia studies and has worked and lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Since he has been actively playing games since the early 90s, combing both worlds in Virtual SEA brought together both of his passions.

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