Unreal-Powered 3D Action RPG Shinmoo Shows Off Some New Gear

By Eugene . April 26, 2014 . 3:30pm


Shinmoo: The Destiny Begins is a mobile full-3D action-RPG game from Korean developers WeMade Entertainment (Touch Fighter, Wind Runner). Their latest trailer shows off one of their new weapons—a katana and a ring—before throwing it into action.



Shinmoo is in pretty lavish 3D, and almost looks and feels like something we’d be playing on a Nintendo 3DS or Vita. That’s because it’s powered by the Unreal Engine. Still, you’ll have to make do slicing up demonic foes on mobiles. It’s interesting to see the skills being unleashed, as some look like they auto-lock on to foes.


It’s also pretty cool to see pieces of equipment actively reflected on your character, which always adds a little bit of oomph to making characters feel more powerful.



Expect to need plenty of memory on hand to even play this game, however.


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  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    I thought it’s a misspelling of Shenmue, but okay.

    • fairysun

      You mean like how they mispelled Honda?

  • The animation look really awesome and fluid.

  • Kornelious

    “Shinmoo: The Destiny Begins is a mobile-” BYE! lol
    This game does look cool though….Though it would look better on something like the Vita or any other ACTUAL gaming console……

    • Too bad for you the amount of people who has mobile phone exceed the amount of people who owns handheld consoles.

      • Aerione

        And too bad for the game industry, 3D games more complex than the likes of Angry Birds or Temple Run usually sell horribly and more often than not, are far too clumsy on touch devices. Physical buttons are still preferable for maximum comfort and enjoyment when it comes to those games.

        • Kornelious

          Exactly, I don’t mind games like Angry Birds or Temple Run, but full fledged 3d games running on a good engine just feel like they need to be developed for a handheld instead of a phone, especially one like this that would feel more comfortable with buttons. Plus there doesn’t really seem like there is any real reason it’s on the phone to begin with…

          • DyLaN

            Just make it multi plat for both the mobile and console crowd…. Then everyone should be happy…… Or not.

      • Fen Y

        Too bad for you mobile game are still bad, gameplay wise.

      • Aetheus

        People here are just butthurt that mobile games are pretty much now on-par or better than handheld games, specs wise.

        I have a 3DS and a kick-ass Android phone, and I have no illusions about which platform I’d be developing for if I was a big-shot developer who needed some quick and easy $$$.

        While it’s a shame that a lot of mobile games are crap (I’m looking at you, Generic Mobile Card Collecting Game #89), we should be ENCOURAGING developers who make an effort to make good (or at least, good looking) games like this one for the mobile platform. Because like it or not, mobile games are here to stay.

        • darke

          The problem with mobile games isn’t that they’re mobile; it’s that their marketing and sales methods tend towards abusive with providing ‘free’ games along with gameplay that tends to force you to pay.

          I like JRPGs, and to a certain extent I like grind (it’s the same as the no-skill console FPSes, it’s carthetic); what I don’t like is being nickle-and-dimed to grind, using gameplay grindy enough to make me want to pay to make the grind tolerable. :(

        • Guest

      • fernando jimenez

        really bad argument, because not event the 1% of that people have spent a cent in a mobile game, and when someone is even considering to buy a console, they have to do it knowing that they have to buy the games

    • Guest

      too bad that this game looks really crappy … it’s better if it stays on android …

  • Namuro

    What was with between 0:43 to 0:54? It seems as if the game plays itself. The player seems to only input certain commands from time to time, and the character just went nuts by herserlf.

    • Fen Y

      Autoplay. Mobile games have awful controls, so most have a function like this to have less strain on your fingers.

  • $104230449

    Looks really nice. I can’t read Korean, but that never stopped me from downloading Korean games before on my phablet. Might give this a spin once it’s released.

  • Kuromadou

    i could imagine my poor smartphone melts because of the heat .__.

  • Sav

    no buttons is what kills this.

    adding a controller is different an not as good as playing on a vita or 3ds.

  • Hakai Ouji Vegeta #BADMAN

    Looks like it’s on Android too… seems cool.

  • That looks really cool,

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    Is it only playable on Samsung Galaxies?

    • darke

      Probably plays on any high end phone running android. There’s no particular reason to restrict it to samsung.

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