You may recall a game called Sorcery that Sony showed off at E3 2010 to showcase the capabilities of the Playstation Move. It showed the promise of the Playstation 3 motion controls by using the Move controller to cast spells and battle monsters. It disappeared for a while but Sony confirmed its return on Wednesday.
The third-person Move game is currently in development with The Workshop. Players use the Move controller to cast spells and solve puzzles while using either the Navigation controller or a Dualshock controller to move. Some spells can even be combine such as Fire and Tornado to create a “Firenado.”
The director of Sorcery explained the delay with the game by saying, “Coming out of E3, we knew there were some things we weren’t happy with. We really wanted to re-tool the game’s look, its world. We had the gameplay we wanted, but it just wasn’t ready for public consumption.”
The plot of Sorcery involves a hotheaded sorcerer’s apprentice named Finn who journeys to the realm of the dead and accidentally unleashes the Nightmare Queen. The hero must “master the arcane arts and fight back the foul creatures of this magical realm.”
On their journey, players will encounter a multitude of enemies, solve ingenious puzzles, learn powerful spells, and craft strange potions with the in-game alchemy system. With over eight spells that can be used in various combinations and countless items to discover and collect, Sorcery immerses players in a unique fantasy adventure like never before.
You can check out the screenshots of Sorcery in our slideshow gallery plus we have a developer interview showing some gameplay footage in our video gallery.
Here are the key features of the game according to the Sorcery press release.
A REAL MAGIC WAND – Use the PlayStation Move motion controller as your magic wand. Cast extraordinary magic spells, brew enchanted elixirs, solve ingenious puzzles, and defeat the forces of darkness!
UNIQUE COMBO SYSTEM – The gesture-based casting system lets you chain together basic spells into powerful combos. Freeze and shatter your enemies, electrocute them with lightning called down from the heavens, or incinerate them in a lethal firestorm!
DEVELOP YOUR CHARACTER – Collect magic items, learn new spells, and concoct upgrade potions, to turn your humble apprentice into an unstoppable magic force!
A LUSH AND VARIED WORLD – Explore five unique realms, each with their own enemies and challenges. Descend into the kingdom of the dead to battle the Banshee and the Restless Dead warriors, venture into the endless stair where vicious bogies are wreaking havoc, brave the faerie forest, raid the Slumbering Palace to free Lord Fey, the Faerie King, and much more!
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Via: PS Blog