Having originally released virtual reality (VR) spellcasting title The Wizards back in March 2018 for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, developer Carbon Studio has now confirmed a launch date for the PlayStation VR version, The Wizards – Enhanced Edition.
The Wizards – Enhanced Edition expands upon the original PC version which was all about exploring mystical realms and fighting off monsters with your spellcasting abilities. Immersion was key for Carbon Studio so there’s no HUD or other pop-ups where you have to choose a magical attack, with the gesture mechanic putting magic directly into your hands.
There are two modes in The Wizards – Enhanced Edition. The first is an approximately six-hour-long, single-player Story Campaign featuring a whole new level, never-before-seen map, battles, and expanded lore. The other is Arena, where you can compete in never-ending battles. Both modes include online scoreboards and a selection of game modifiers called Fate Cards that can change the game’s difficulty and rules.
Another additional feature is that of character customisation. You’ll now be able to change the colour of your magic gloves. But this isn’t purely cosmetic, the new glove design now also contains magical glyphs representing your health status. Plus there are checkpoints, improved hand tracking, accessibility and a whole bunch of other features to polish the experience.
When VRFocus reviewed The Wizards originally we gave it a solid four-stars, saying: “If you want to feel like an all-powerful sorcerer then The Wizards is up there with the best, an entertaining adventure that will make non-VR players jealous.”
The Wizards – Enhanced Edition is due to arrive for PlayStation VR on 12th March 2019, retailing for $24.99 USD / €24.99 EUR/ £19.99 GBP. Currently, PS Plus members can get a 20 percent discount if they pre-order. The PlayStation VR version will support English, German, French, Spanish and Russian languages, while the PC version also includes Japanese and Chinese (simplified).
Additionally, Carbon Studio isn’t forgetting about all of its fans on PC who have supported the title over the past year. The PC version will also see all of the new updates for free on launch day. For any further updates regarding The Wizards, keep reading VRFocus.
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Author: Peter Graham