Mastiff will publish CharacterBank-developed virtual reality action RPG RUINSMAGUS for PC via SteamVR and Quest via Oculus Store when it launches this spring, the company announced.
“CharacterBank has the creativity, passion, and technology to create beautiful, compelling worlds that make for immersive gaming experiences that everyone can enjoy,” said Mastiff president and CEO Bill Swartz in a press release. “We’re thrilled to be working with CharacterBank and are honored to help deliver these experiences to the world.”
CharacterBank president Shuto Mikami added, “With RUINSMAGUS, our goal is to welcome gamers to a jaw-dropping virtual fantasy world unlike anything else in virtuall reality. We’re delighted to partner with an experienced publisher in Mastiff to share RUINSMAGUS with the world. Thanks to our joint efforts, we’ll be able to devote more time to the project to deliver a mind-blowing virtual reality experience.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Mastiff:
RUINSMAGUS sets out on a quest to redefine the action RPG genre with a beautiful, anime-inspired fantasy world brought to life through immersive VR mechanics and perfectly-tuned Oculus Touch controls. An engrossing narrative, a heartwarming musical score, and well-known Japanese voice actors add to the game’s depth—making RUINSMAGUS a truly magical experience.
Solve the Mysteries of the Ruins
In RUINSMAGUS, you will take on the role of a novice in the magical arts who is sent to investigate the abandoned ruins below the prosperous town of Grand Amnis. The town’s wealth depends largely on artifacts hidden deep within the ruins, protected by powerful Guardians. Faced with a daunting challenge, you must answer the question that haunts each and every one of your fellow citizens: What mysteries lurk beneath the gilded streets and corners of Grand Amnis?
As a member of the renowned RUINSMAGUS Guild, your goal is to help strengthen it with magic, resources—and wisdom!—as you fulfill more than 25 unique, story-driven quests assigned to you. Face off against guardians tasked with protecting the ruins from intruders—and solve deadly puzzles to advance the story. When you’ve successfully completed a quest, head to the surface to acquire new items and upgrade your equipment in town—if you want to live another day, that is!
Lifelike Oculus Touch Controls
Effortlessly cast spells with a gauntlet using your right hand, defend with a shield with your left—or use blink (a short-range teleportation move). There are 14 unique types of magic available in RUINSMAGUS in three major categories: Charge Magic, Skill Magic, and Special Deadly Magic. The game also features nine armor, gauntlet, and shield types—and 13 items (including potions, injections, and grenades).
If you missed it, watch the latest trailer here. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.