Masquerada: Songs and Shadows has today revealed itself to all PS4 players. But what has happened to the Xbox One launch? Well unfortunately it’s been smacked with a delay. The good news though is that we won’t have to wait too long before seeing it arrive.
Originally due for release today, the 8th August, on Xbox One and PS4, whilst the PC version received new content, Masquerada now won’t be due for arrival on Xbox One until August 23rd 2017. A Nintendo Switch version will see a release at some point after that.
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a tactical RPG from Ysbryd Games and Witching Hour Studios, featuring the voice acting talents of Felicia Day, Matt Mercer, Jennifer Hale, Dave Fennoy, and Ashly Burch, launches today on PlayStation 4.
When it does arrive (and PS4 players will no doubt be happy that they can get in on the action right now), Masquerada will tell of Cicero’s investigation behind the disappearance of a friend, as it leads him on a journey through a magical setting, inspired by Renaissance-era Venice and depicted in a vibrant, hand-drawn style. He and his companions must combine their elemental skills in real time combat with tactical pause to overcome the foes in their way, human or otherwise.
A sharp class divide puts Mascherines, masks that grant magical powers, in the hands of only the rich and powerful. Five years of civil war have destroyed many of the precious artifacts, and Cicero’s party will learn along the way that the secrets and hardships of their pasts are intimately intertwined with the war, their society, and the history of the Mascherines themselves.
You’ll find a New Game+ mode that enhances the dark Venetian story with additional scenes, extended dialogue, and new fights including a giant chicken boss. The main character – Cicero Gavar – will face the challenges in this new game mode armed with skills from all four elements instead of the single element chosen in the regular campaign, so it may well be worth your while investing a little more time in the New Game+ mode too.
“The mysteries that Cicero and his friends unearth are all interconnected with the greater mysteries of the setting and social issues of the city-state in which they live,” says Ian Gregory, Creative Director, Witching Hour Studios. “We’ve crafted something really special and are glad to bring it to a new audience.”
“This is a fantastic and imaginative game, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it,” says Felicia Day, voice actress for the character Orlana Corvail.
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows can be played in English, French, German, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese and Turkish, and is available for $19.99 right now on PS4 and PC. As always, we’ll be sure to let you know the second it arrives on Xbox One – just stick that Aug 23rd date in your diary right now though.