If there’s one single game that made me buy a PlayStation Move kit, its Sorcery; a better Harry Potter game than the actual Harry Potter games. It was shown off at E3 in 2010, blew people’s minds, and then pretty much disappeared. Well it’s back with a dash of revengeance. Sony’s sent out a press release not only reminding us that Sorcery exists, but also detailing just how it works.
Is this the game Move owners have been waiting for?
Here’s what the press release had to say:
The Nightmare Queen has broken the ancient pact with mankind and threatens to cover the land in eternal night. As a young sorcerer’s apprentice, it is up to the player to master the arcane arts and fight back the foul creatures of this magical realm. Sorcery puts the power in the players’ hands using the PlayStation Move motion controller and letting them conjure and command powerful magic as they brave the dark world of the Faerie Kingdoms.
On their journey, players will encounter a multitude of enemies, solve ingenious puzzles, learn powerful spells, and craft strange potions with the in-game alchemy system. With over eight spells that can be used in various combinations and countless items to discover and collect, Sorcery immerses players in a unique fantasy adventure like never before.
According to that communiqué, Sorcery’s key features are :
- A REAL MAGIC WAND – Use the PlayStation Move motion controller as your magic wand. Cast extraordinary magic spells, brew enchanted elixirs, solve ingenious puzzles, and defeat the forces of darkness!
- UNIQUE COMBO SYSTEM – The gesture-based casting system lets you chain together basic spells into powerful combos. Freeze and shatter your enemies, electrocute them with lightning called down from the heavens, or incinerate them in a lethal firestorm!
- DEVELOP YOUR CHARACTER – Collect magic items, learn new spells, and concoct upgrade potions, to turn your humble apprentice into an unstoppable magic force!
- A LUSH AND VARIED WORLD – Explore five unique realms, each with their own enemies and challenges. Descend into the kingdom of the dead to battle the Banshee and the Restless Dead warriors, venture into the endless stair where vicious bogies are wreaking havoc, brave the faerie forest, raid the Slumbering Palace to free Lord Fey, the Faerie King, and much more!
Take a look at it in action below. It certainly seems darker and more mature than when it was first demoed. Sorcery will hit PS3’s towards the middle of next year.
Last Updated: December 15, 2011