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Finding The Way Back : Identity V Released Its New Map Dark Woods

'Dark Woods' map released.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]


GUANGZHOU, CHINA, NOVEMBER 18, 2021 -Now that the old owners are deceased, the fate of No Return is still haunting. NetEase's first 1V4 Asymmetrical mobile game Identity Ⅴ just released its latest map Dark Woods. The evil buried in the nightmare came back again: withered trees, polluted rivers, and frightening animals... Come and follow the detective's steps into the depths of Dark Woods and find the way back together.


The Sealed Past When Mountain Fire Burned Everything Down


This used to be the most beautiful forest in Oletus Manor, with lush trees, cute animals playing everywhere, and children laughing and playing around. But after the Gamekeeper Bane’s accident, the forest was completely shut down, not only for poachers, but also visitors. This didn’t last long, after the owner of the Manor and his wife passed away, the forest that lacked maintenance, was later destroyed in a mountain fire.

Since then, the beautiful forest was then sealed in the dust. Nobody has even seen that Gamekeeper again, but the legend of Dark Woods was passed on ever after.


The Nightmare of Dark Woods Again


Dark Woods video:


Traces of the past can be vaguely found in the barren forest. The withered trees stood quietly like ghosts in the dark night, the once-clear gurgling rivers were now dirty green, and the animals became hideous and creepy. Will misfortune befall you in this nightmarish runaway?


With abandoned swings, vines hanging from trees, and crane ropes, players can quickly pass through on the terrain. Map elements such as cages, hidden hunter traps and abandoned Gamekeeper huts can be seen everywhere in the map scene, which will also bring more tactical possibilities to the battle and more changes to the chase.


In the second phase of all-server mission of the Time of Reunion, players have experienced the map of Dark Woods in advance, helped or prevented the little girl from escaping. On November 18th, the map of Dark Woods is officially available in the game, and all players can go to this forest to explore the mystery.

The past that burned up by the mountain fire now presents itself in your nightmare. NetEase's first 1V4 Asymmetrical Battle Arena mobile game Identity Ⅴ just released its latest map Dark Woods. The latest expansion Time of Reunion is also in process. Join us in the Manor and find your way to the forest and the truth!


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About NetEase Games

NetEase Games is the online games division of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999), developing and operating some of the most popular mobile and PC games in markets including China and Japan. As one of the world's largest incubators of quality online game content, NetEase Games is dedicated to supporting the growth of innovative studios around the globe and growing an international presence along the way. To complement its self-developed games and world-class R&D capabilities, NetEase Games also partners with other industry leaders including Blizzard Entertainment, Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary) and other global game developers to operate some of the most popular international online games in China. For more information, please visit


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