The Mage’s Tale (2018), the first-person sword & sorcery dungeon crawler from The Bard’s Tale series developers inXile Entertainment, has officially landed on PSVR today.
Update (February 5th, 2019): The Mage’s Tale is now available on the PlayStation Store, priced at $30. Since it’s a game heavy on object interaction, PS Moves are required. The original article announcing its PSVR release follows below.
Original Article (January 2nd, 2019): The Mage’s Tale puts you in the enchanted boots of an apprentice wizard on a quest to retrieve your recently kidnapped master, Mage Alguin. As a lowly novice spellcaster with only a few tricks up your sleeve, you take to the dungeons in search of his powerful fellow mages, a quest that takes you through ten dungeons where you’re confronted with various puzzles, traps, and monsters.
The trailer is light on new info sadly, saying simply in the description of the video that the game is “[c]oming soon to PlayStation VR.” (see update)
Initially we were hoping The Mage’s Tale would make its way to PSVR in the summer of 2018, as inXile’s Brian Fargo noted in a tweet that it would be released on “more VR formats in 12 months.”
The studio has stayed mum on its plans to bring The Mage’s Tale to PSVR since then, although they broke silence after a recent acquisition by Microsoft Studios, saying they will continue autonomously developing their own games, talent, and IP moving forward.
We already had a chance to put The Mage’s Tale through its paces back when it released on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in June 2017; you can check out why we gave it a respectable [7/10] in our full, spoiler-free review.