CharacterBank today announced that its JRPG RUINSMAGUS is launching next week, coming to Quest 2 and PC VR headsets via Steam.
Update (June 29th, 2022): In a Japanese language tweet, CharacterBank today announced that Ruinsmagus is headed to Quest and SteamVR on Thursday, July 7th. Release in Japan is set for one day later, July 8th.
Original Article (April 20, 2022): In RUINSMAGUS, you venture beneath the alleyways of Grand Amnis, a town that sits atop a vast labyrinth of ruins, long-forgotten by those above. In search of precious and powerful artifacts, you journey into the heart of the ruins and unravel the secrets of a lost age.
Starting out as a humble novice wizard, you learn more powerful spells on your path to becoming a ‘Magus’. In total, the studio says there are 14 unique types of magic available across 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).
CharcterBank says the single-player adventure includes 26 quests, which feature the vocal talents of Naomi Ohzora, Ai Maeda, Eiji Takemoto, and more. In true JRPG fashion, RUINSMAGUS is being voiced entirely in Japanese, with optional English or Japanese subtitles.
In the new trailer, the studio says RUINSMAGUS is “coming soon,” (see update) which we hope is sooner than their last release window of “later this year.” Rebounding from an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign from last year, to bring the game to life the Kyoto-based studio inked a deal with Mastiff, an American publisher with offices in San Francisco and Tokyo.