After a tactical RPG which comes complete with an all-star voice cast? Masquerada: Songs and Shadows may just be for you.
Coming to Xbox One and PS4 on August 8th 2017, Masquerada: Songs and Shadows will see developer Witching Hour Studios, and their publisher, Ysbryd Games, deliver a dark and magical world that has been inspired by Renaissance-era Venice, all powered by an all-star voice acting cast including Felicia Day, Matt Mercer, Jennifer Hale, Dave Fennoy and Ashly Burch.
Set in a city-state whose people don’t believe in an afterlife and where only the rich and powerful are granted the privilege of being remembered after their passing, the world of Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is one with rich lore and world building, bright, hand-painted environments, and a thoughtful story that explores how societies deal with love, life, power and death.
It’s been five years since Gavar was exiled. Allowed to return home in exchange for investigating the disappearance of an old friend who has been researching the Mascherines, magical masks that grant extraordinary powers, Cicero’s journey will force him to navigate through a civil war and a mystical, ancient history full of intrigue and tragedy. Cicero and his four companions will confound their enemies in real-time combat with tactical pause. Between skill trees of Cicero and his allies, the party can activate elemental combos to deal devastating damage.
A new game mode, that of New Game+ will see its debut on Xbox One and PS4, whilst also hitting home on PC at the same time via a free update. It’ll add new scenes, an extended dialogue, new fights and a giant chicken boss!
“Masquerada was an incredible experience for me. As a lover of storytelling and character development, the incredible writing of the game drew me in immediately,” says Matt Mercer, voice actor for Cicero Gavar. “Now mix this grand tale with my love of Isometric RPGs of yore, and I’m sold on multiple levels. I’m not just a cast member of the project, but a dedicated fan.”
We will be sure to remind you when Masquerada: Songs and Shadows arrives.