Aksys Shows What Happens When A God Of Magic Gets Imprisoned

By Eugene . November 22, 2013 . 1:34am

Magus, the first co-developed game by Aksys and new Japanese developer Black Tower, was quietly announced back in June this year. While it was initially slated for a release in 2013, the game has now been pushed back to an “early 2014” release date on the PlayStation 3.


Players are the titular Magus, the God of Magic who has been sealed away in the Waterfall kingdom and tortured for years and years. Finally, a strange warrior woman called Kina appears and frees him, beseeching him to fulfill his destiny and, presumably, bring magic back into the world.


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The main gimmick of Magus is that Magus (this could get confusing) is a master of chroma-magic, with the ability to absorb energy from the red, blue, green spectrum. As a third-person action-adventure game, you’ll run around flinging spells as a normal course of action rather than swing a sword – that’s up to your partner Kina to handle. Like in most such games, you’ll be able to level up, increasing your abilities in one of the three trees of magic and learn new magic abilities such as teleportation. There’s also the ability to upgrade equipment with gem sockets ala Diablo.


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While the game does look a little rough around the edges, we’ll keep an eye on this and pass on word once more is available.


Magus is slated for an early 2014 release on the PlayStation 3.

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  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    Well… I guess good luck to Aksys and hopefully the game sells well enough to justify the efforts ~~

    Now please focus on more Otome games and perhaps more JRPG localizations.

    • Thatguy

      … Fate/Extra CCC…

      *run away*

      • SerendipityX

        Ugh, I want this game so bad. ;_;

      • Aristides

        Don’t run away! Make a stand! lol

    • Ric Vazquez

      That would renew my faith in humanity lol

  • GDI

    What’s the point of hiring a Japanese developer to make a western game? You can just be like Atlus and publish western indie and midtier games.

    If you’re gonna get a Japanese developer, at least let them make a Japanese game.

  • Aristides

    Wow that teaser sucked, but oh well we love you Aksys. We’ll probably buy it so don’t but-hurt us too much. I do enjoy the classic old school WRPG mechanics though.

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. I like the concept, though the MC’s design is a bit too generic-town for my tastes..

  • “Color” me excited! This sounds like it could be fun!

  • Demeanor

    But are there red roses in the gardens of Black Tower studios? XD Does the building have 19 floors? XD
    I’m a sucker for magic-centered stories, but this Magus guys looks more like a Mass Effect acrobat than a mage… :P

  • I’m a bit worried about this one.

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