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Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit, the indie stealth action game that was announced during the Gamescom 2020, has revealed the first four introductory levels during the Steam Game Festival: Autumn Edition.

The main character is a Korean girl who was killed along with her family during an attack on her village. She meets Jeoseung Saja, the God of Death, and makes a deal with him. He gives the heroine a paranormal ability to turn into a ghost and possess living creatures.

The central game mechanic is stealth: since the girl is not protected by anything, and her only weapon is an ability to turn into a ghost, players need to move covertly and plan every step. The high complexity of the game makes players monitor each of their actions closely, since the punishment for being caught is a one-bullet death (and if you’re dead you need to go through the mission again). This is a challenge for the players that keeps them in constant tension.

Key Features

A girl and a ghost

A defenseless child surrounded by enemies, the heroine uses a paranormal ability granted by the God of Death. She can take life force (Qi) from living creatures, turn into a ghost and possess them. With no other offensive or defensive ability, the only option is to sneak and hide from the enemies looking for the best opportunity to attack.

The player is always in a losing position, and this cannot be corrected by leveling up and development during the game: your opponent will always be stronger and ready to hunt you down. The player can create a lot of ways to complete a mission, balancing between stealth and action-based violence. But you need to be focused and plan your every action, as the penalty for a mistake is severe.


The game is set in the alternative history of Korea in the beginning of the 20th century. Killed along with her family during a military conflict, the girl decides to make a deal with Jeoseung Saja, the God of Death, who promises her a reunion with her family in the afterlife. She helps the spirits of her people to find peace by completing their favors and performing brutal revenge. But everything has its price, and she will have to face the consequences of her actions and restore the balance of life and death.

Wonhon is not a game for the faint of heart, providing a hardcore challenge that only the most skilled players dare to play. You don’t believe us? Let’s have a quick look at these facts:

  • You play as a girl with only one weapon: revenge! Your only ability —  become a ghost and possess living creatures for a short time;

  • To complete your mission, you will have to sneak between soldiers that are always ready to kill you with one shot;

  • You can become a ghost and most people won’t see you, but they are not your only enemies! With so much of the world hell-bent on your demise, it won’t be easy;

  • Balance between stealth and action-based violence at your discretion;

  • You died. But you must keep going and start over to complete your vengeance.


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