If you want to run around a virtual battlefield lopping off knights’ arms with swords and axes, you can’t go too far wrong with Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. (Have You Played the first-person multiplayer melee murderfest?) But what if you want to do that and also be a wizard? Trying to perform coin tricks at your desk while playing will only get you killed. Friend, put your pennies away.
Chivalry devs Torn Banner Studios today announced Mirage: Arcane Warfare [official site], which seems to be Chivalry with wizards. Wizalry.
Torn Banner don’t have too much to say just yet, with this announcement being more a teaser leading up to a bigger reveal at 3pm next Wednesday. But it’s Chivalry with wizards – what more do you need to know? Here, check out this teaser trailer:
I can’t get a feel for quite how combat will work with everything cut up into such small snippets. Is it as deadly as Chivalry? Are careful strikes and blocking just as important? Do people look a little more mobile? How much does magic change things? What sorts of spells can wizards cast? Dunno. All we really have to go on for now is that trailer and the basic pitch of “a magic and melee-focused multiplayer FPS.”
The game’s due to launch some time in 2016, while a longer gameplay trailer is due on March 9th (with more details, I’d imagine).