Fat Dog Games and Deusald Studio are working on a new dueling wizards battle arena game called Ignis. The competitive title is due out during the fourth quarter of 2018 for PC, but the developers wanted to give gamers a small taste of what the gameplay would be like with a brand new gameplay trailer.
The title is a skill-based versus game where you’ll need to take control of the elements and trajectory of magic attacks in order to subdue your opponent.
In the press release, the developers explain what the hook is for the game…
“Thanks to this game’s unique controls, you can flexibly determine the path of magical projectiles by using a mouse or a gamepad analog stick. If the opponent puts barriers in the arena, just go around them! Before the fight, you choose spells for your character or upgrade selected spells during the battle. So, in addition to skill, victory also depends on good tactics.”
You can see what the gameplay is like with the trailer below.
The actual gameplay is a lot better than I thought it would be. Players will have a bar full of different spells they can use, and very similar to Dragon Ball Z, you’ll be able to block certain attacks with other projectiles. Curving certain fireballs or projectiles is possible, along with using lob attacks, streaming blasts, and attacks that rain down from the heavens.
It’s like a Sorcerer’s Apprentice version of WindJammers.
The game will feature both single-player and multiplayer modes, enabling local split-screen play for those of you who have friends or family in the vicinity, along with online ranked play for those who want to take their skills online.
There will be six playable characters, and eight familiars that you can summon. There will be 50 upgradeable spells to cast, along with a variety of arenas to battle in.
Ignis is still a long ways off from release, but you can keep track of development by visiting the Steam store page.
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