Byking announces Magicians Dead for arcade

Powered by Unreal Engine 4, controlled via a motion sensor.

Magicians Dead

Byking, developer of the Gunslinger Stratos arcade games and Rise of Incarnates for PC, announced its latest arcade title, Magicians Dead, at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba today.

The Unreal Engine 4-powered game, which is set in a world of magicians-versus-psychics, is a multiplayer battle action title controlled with the players hands and fingers via a no-touch motion sensor similar to Kinect. Players take on the role of a magician or psychic and make use of various powers to defeat their opponents in vast fields where a number of players can participate. Players can also grasp, lift, and toss objects, and two people can interfere on the same object.

Magicians Dead

Magicians Dead

Here are the first details:

■ Setting

Magicians, those endowed with mysterious powers since ancient times—

Throughout the world, murals, carvings, and data that remains even today suggests a history of co-existence with humans…

But then, following terrorist activities that took place all over the world, rumors began to spread about it being the work of magicians.

It was someone’s conspiracy, different from the truth…

However, responding to the requests for public order, over a period of many years a group of people with artificially created super powers, popularly known as “E.I.X.”, came to coexist and arrest the magicians, and cases of murder occurred. Just like a modern day witch hunt.

In an effort to stand against the persecution of which they are innocent, the magicians launch a counterattack.

■ Character Designers

Character Design Direction and Character Design

  • Akiman – Known for Street Fighter 2, Gundam G Recongista
  • Shigeto Koyama – Known for Big Hero 6, Kill la Kill

Character Design

  • Masaki Asai – Known for figma series production and basic design, Hatsune Miku APPEND character design
  • Mari Shimazaki – Known for Bayonetta, the TV anime Rakuen Logic character drafts
  • Aruko Wada – Known for Fate/EXTRA

■ Characters


Magicians Dead

17 years-old. A sharp young leader who takes on the mission of exterminating the magicians. His upbringing before entering the force is entirely unknown. He is a psychic able to manipulate burning blue flames.


Magicians Dead

16 years-old. The one chosen to lead the future magicians clan. She has a gentle personality and wants to spend every day in tranquil happiness. She is a magician able to manipulate burning red flames.

Visit the official Magicians Dead website here.

Watch the first footage below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

Teaser Trailer

Demonstration Gameplay

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