By Spencer . September 11, 2009 . 8:14am
A few weeks ago, we discovered a trademark for Gyromancer. Thanks to another leak we know a lot more about Square Enix’s upcoming title.
According to the ESRB, Gyromancer is heading to Xbox 360 and PC. Their summary also unveils the puzzle game.
This is a puzzle game in which players control a mage who must track down rebels responsible for murdering members of a royal family. The basic combat revolves around manipulating colored crystals to make matching sets. Matches serve to build up “attack moves” that can be triggered to deplete an opponent’s health meter/hit points. Successful hits are indicated by screen shakes and slashing sound effects; red blood splashes onto the puzzle screen when an especially strong attack is executed. Occasional blood splatter and blood drop effects are depicted in event scenes and stage maps as well.
I’m getting an impression of Bejeweled or maybe this is Square Enix’s take on Puzzle Quest. Gyromancer also appears to be a smaller title, like an Xbox Live Arcade game instead of a retail release.