Niche publisher Aksys will dip a toe into untested waters with this month's PlayStation 3 release of Magus, the first game the studio is tackling in a co-development role.
The Virtue's Last Reward publisher previously announced that it would develop Magus in partnership with Japanese developer Black Tower Studios, though few details regarding the game have been revealed since it was first teased in 2013. Magus is an action RPG in which players control a mysterious, god-like prisoner equipped with a powerful array of chromatic magical abilities.
Magus will be priced at $30 when it debuts at retail and digitally via the PlayStation Network on February 25.
Find the god within and unleash destruction
February 6, 2014 Torrance, CA – Magus, the third-person action-adventure PlayStation®3 entertainment system game, is now available for pre-order for $29.99 and will be arriving on February 25 in North America! The official Magus website has been updated to include a media gallery to show off some of the game features such as special magical attacks!
Magus has been imprisoned and tortured for years until one day a mysterious woman named Kinna helps him break free. Telling him that he is a god, she convinces him to embark on a perilous journey to fulfill his destiny and use his unique skills to defeat his enemies. But with two powerful kingdoms vying to control the land and their eyes set on Magus' powers, how will he overcome the odds to become the god he was meant to be?
A God with the Power of Chromatic Arcana
Players will control Magus as he uses his abilities to defeat his enemies. Kinna aids him in his quest, using her skills as a warrior to help him overcome the many obstacles that stand in the way.
Powerful Spells – Magus can absorb three types of colored stones – blue, red, and green. Each of these colors give him the ability to unleash powerful magic including raising the dead, deadly fireballs, and more.
Become Unstoppable – Each of Magus' abilities can accrue in strength and power as he defeats more enemies. He can become the master of one type of magic, or a master of all three.
Challenging Gameplay – Players who are up to the challenge can increase the difficulty setting in real time. You will need to use everything in Magus' arsenal in order to prevail over the vast array of enemies before him.
Magus is rated Teen (T) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. For more information, please visit www.esrb.org/
About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games includes the Record of Agarest War series, Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning "Best Story/Writing" Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (2012 GDC Awards "Best Story" Nominee), the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series, and Muramasa Rebirth. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company's website, www.aksysgames.com.
- Key specs
- Reviews • 18
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25