A44, the developer behind 2018's superlative Soulslike, Ashen, revealed its rather excellent looking open world action RPG, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, a little earlier this year via an official trailer that showed little to nothing in the way of actual gameplay.

However, we now have a gameplay trailer proper to dig into - which you can check out above - and it's all looking very promising indeed. The graphical style and swords/shooting/sorcery action on show here looks heavily reminiscent of Ashen, with a little bit of Greedfall thrown in for good measure, and we get a good old look at the game's high-octane combat, unique teleportation traversal methods, some freaky looking bosses, shiny knights, majestic level design and...eh...big scary birds that want to peck you to death.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn was initially scheduled to arrive later in 2022 but this new trailer confirms it will now launch in 2023 and, from what we've seen from this studio already, it's gonna be well worth the extra waiting time. You can check out a few more official details and screenshots below:

"Join humanity’s last stand as Gods and guns collide in an all-new action-RPG open-world adventure. The Door to the Afterlife has been opened, allowing the old God’s army of the undead to escape from within. The living are on the brink of extinction. It’s time for the coalition army to retake their world. Embrace vengeance, gunpowder and magic and embark on an epic journey to lead mankind’s final siege against the tide of the dead."

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