Tencent Games has announced that Undawn, a new free-to-play, open-world survival RPG from Lightspeed Studios and Level Infinite, will be launching on PC (Steam) and mobile devices (Android, iOS) on June 15, 2023, with pre-registrations now open for the chance to earn special rewards. Complementing the announcement is a new cinematic trailer that can confirm the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air himself, Will Smith, will star in the game as Trey Jones, a character seemingly inspired in part by the 54-year-old actor’s role in the 2007 post-apocalyptic action thriller, I Am Legend. Critics of Smith, who found himself banned from the Oscars for 10 years after slapping Chris Rock last year, are making fun of the actor, saying that he must need the money really badly despite his net worth reportedly being $350 million.
From an Undawn post:
In the post-apocalyptic world of Undawn, survivors have split into different factions each with their own rules of survival. As a member of the storied Raven Squad, players will face off against members of the Clowns, Eagles, Night Owls, and Reivers for territory, and make it through some of the darkest nights until the next sunrise. To protect their home, allies, and what’s left of humanity, these survivors will need to utilize a wide variety of weapons and armor. Beyond the standard weapons, players can also use tactical gear including melee weapons, drones, decoy bombs, auto turrets, and more to level the playing field.
During their daring adventure, players will encounter legendary survivor Trey Jones played by global moviestar Will Smith. Trey will act as a guide to help other survivors navigate the world four years after a global disaster. In this new civilization, players will explore an expansive open world filled with diverse environments such as plains, mines, deserts, swamps, and abandoned cities, each with unique ecosystems and dangers. Survivors must be prepared to brave rain, heat, snow, and storms while monitoring their character’s health and well being to stay alive against overwhelming odds.