Arabian Nights-inspired 'City of Brass' launches on Xbox One in May

Today, Uppercut Games announced that its Arabian Nights-inspired first-person adventure called City of Brass will launch on May 4, 2018 on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The game is already playable on Steam Early Access. Uppercut Games consists of BioShock veterans who are masters at creating deadly cities with numerous secrets.

According to the studio, City of Brass is set in a mythological metropolis undone by its love of gold. The game follows a cunning thief who wants to obtain a fabled treasure hidden in the heart of the opulent ruins. Armed with a bullwhip and blade, players will lash-and-slash their way through the legions of damned souls that haunt this legendary labyrinth while pilfering relics and other riches contained within its walls.

After every death, the streets shift to ensure that no two playthroughs are ever the same. The game features "rogue-lite" mechanics so after every playthrough you're just that much more experienced for the next run.

The whip is an important weapon because, not only is it used to disarm, trip and stun enemies, but it also allows you to swing to safety or capture objects that are out of reach. You can also use the whip to trigger traps. Let's say you see a Prince of Persia-like spike trap on the ground with an enemy close to it, you can hit it with the whip and instantly kill the foe.

City of Brass also features optional modifiers which can tweak everything from player health to damage output. This system also extends to Mixer where viewers can interact with streamers by griefing them with additional enemy spawns or helping them out with a gold drop or healing items.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

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  • "Arabian Nights-inspired 'City of Brass' launches on Xbox One in May"
    Once again Asher Madan try to mislead and misinform the reader here...
  • I hardly choose my titles just so you know.
  • Author not choosing the title of an article he writes? Ok so what is it? Is it guidelines by windowscentral?
    Either way based on your own logic this is misleading readers and consumers.
    To think that you already complained about "media bias"... smh
  • There is finite space in the title box and we don't have many PlayStation readers who come to receive Xbox news. I don't write the rules. If you have an issue with the titles then you should bring it up with senior staff. I'm following guidelines and agree with them.
  • Right, so you have NO RIGHT to complain about others doing it. You have NO RIGHT to talk about media bias.
    I mean I don't really care about it until you said it was misleading people.
    So if you consider that misleading why you are doing it and why do you do stuff that you believe mislead people? It's a question of morality and respect. Will you disrespect and mislead people just because someone tells you to do it?
    If my superior or boss tells me to lie to someone I just won't blindly do it. It's about having a bit of morality. Having my own beliefs...
  • Who said anything about misleading? What are you talking about? You need to act more civilized or read the comments again. The body of the article clearly states it's also coming to PlayStation 4.
  • Well, you did say this:
    "I completely agree with you. The press release we received saying that Far Cry 5 was out barely mentioned Xbox One or Xbox One X. [...]
    I understand marketing but at this point it's just misinformation."
    Do you need a link for that? Isn't misinform a synonym to mislead? Act more civilized?
    Are you kidding?
    Can you quote where exactly I was being uncivilized? Come on, please do it. I've quoted your title not the content of the article and that's why I mentioned it. And talking of being civilized. I can't believe such a statement is coming from you. Aren't you one of the guy who used to run ICXM? Aren't you the one who used to delete posts that were criticizing XB or talking positively about the competition? Aren't you the one who used to edit that criticised MS to something like "XB is the best" or "I'm an idiot" or you would just post their IP address?
    So that's why I can't believe what you posted. I'll just say good thing we are on windowscentral where people are not allowed to do anything... See, like I said I don't mind not seeing PC or PS4. I don't mind if you guys are pro MS/XB but what I can't understand is how you could have such opinions on marketing deals being "misinformation" or on possible bias when you're basically doing the same.