Wyrmbyte today unveiled some of the unique powers players will use in the open world action game Ashes of Oahu. Inspired by the unique stories, traditions, and beliefs of the Hawaiian Islands, Ashes of Oahu is primed to provide players with an experience unlike any other. Ashes of Oahu is an open world, story driven shooter where you work with or against the surviving factions of a post apocalyptic Hawaii with the power of the ancient island’s gods at your disposal.
In Ashes of Oahu, Kai undertakes a perilous journey through the post-apocalyptic Hawaiian wilderness to rescue his son from an unfortunate fate and liberate the island from its evil oppressors. While Kai can silently creep up on a foe to whack them with a pahoa or take them at a distance staring down iron sights, run and gun warfare will only get him so far. This is where the Akua can lend a hand, even allowing Kai to become a shark or an owl as modes of transporation and scouting the island.
No mere mortal could face the
threats that challenge ‘Oahu. Empowered with the gifts of the Akua,
however, Kai’s strength can grow to rival the grim shapeshifting kapua
that ravage his island. Kai does not begin the story with these skills.
Early in his adventure, he will come across heiaus (shrines) dedicated
to six ancient Akua. After restoring their heiau and proving his worth,
Kai will have these abilities conferred to him and gain the strength to
strike down even his fiercest foes.
With powers like seeing into the spirit realm, the ability to manipulate the flow of lava around him, and deflecting bullets Kai has some game-changing options at his disposal. We don’t want to spoil all the fun so that’s just a sample of what Kai can learn to do. We look forward to sharing more about Kai and Ashes of Oahu with you as we march towards launch.