Whether you’re looking to play alone, take part with a mate, or have a group of like-minded friends in tow, MageQuit covers all the bases you could ever wish for. Particularly if those bases are centred around top-down wizard-based brawling on Xbox One!
Priced up at £12.49 and available to purchase and download this very minute from the Xbox Store, MageQuit comes about via the minds of the team at Bowlcut Studios, to promise all types of wizardy action as you get to partake in some frantic spell-slinging and some beard-bolstering brawling in order to carve your name into the spellbooks of history.
Currently also in Steam Early Access, this multiplayer arena battler works just as well for the single player as it does for 10 players, as they battle it out across 9 rounds of combat. And it also matters little whether that combat sees one mage going up against all, or if two equal teams prefer to fight it out to the death – this is a game that should well cater for everything.
MageQuit is all about giving players access to a vast array of spell options spread over several different elements that offer endless potential for creative build combinations. You may wish to use the power of Sand to turn back time on your enemies or conjure an enormous Sandworm, or perhaps go with a classic Fire spell and blast your enemies in the face with righteous Pillar of Fire.
You’ll find that spells get drafted from a limited pool at the beginning of each round, so whatever you decide, you’ll need to choose your build carefully. However, the strength of the cabbalistic combatants is only half the battle as each of the eight stages come with their own unique environmental hazards that add a whole other dimension to fight. Want to knock your enemies into the water and let the sharks do the dirty work? Simples. Prefer to go for a classic and kick them into a volcano? You can do.
“At the end of the day, MageQuit is about playing with your friends — and destroying them,” said Brett Pennings, developer and co-founder of Bowlcut Studios. ”We had a ton of fun creating MageQuit, and we can’t way to see where players take the game once it launches.”
“MageQuit is all about creativity,” said Chad Pennings, artist, and co-founder of Bowlcut Studios. “We give players the tools to craft their own experiences, from the spell drafting to the physics and hilarious arenas, are we’re stoked for everyone to jump in and go crazy with it.”
The key features of MageQuit on Xbox One include:
- Go from Soul Patch to Santa Claus: Slugging it out with salty sorcerers over nine intense rounds of gladiatorial combat isn’t easy, but it’s worth it to grow a beard Merlin himself would envy — not to mention your defeated foes.
- Math meets Magic meets Mayhem: Physics-based combat grants the warring wizards the power to use both natural and unnatural laws to their advantage — arc spells to nail a fleeing opponent or carefully direct an explosion and blow them out of the arena!
- A+ for Arithmancy: With 35 spells to draft from five elemental categories — over nine rounds of battle — the combination potential is off the charts. And that’s only the beginning, with plans to double the amount of spells and elements post-launch.
- Volcanoes and Sharks and…Hockey Pucks?: Each of the eight different arenas features unique environmental hazards that can be your best friend — or your worst enemy. Use magic to trap your opponent with an impervious force-field or blow your enemies into dangerous waters!
What are you waiting for? MageQuit can be grabbed right now from the Xbox Store for Xbox One, and will be coming out of Steam Early Access real soon. We’ll have a full review coming your way in the days ahead, and so if you’re sat on the fence in terms of a purchase, may well wish to hold out to see how that goes.
In the meantime though, check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts on all things MageQuit by hitting up the comments and hunting us down on the usual social channels.
A top-down wizard brawler about spell drafting and beard envy, MageQuit allows up to 10 mages to battle it out online or 8 locally. Beards grow longer with each kill; the wizard with the longest beard after 9 rounds wins! WAYS TO PLAY MAGEQUIT * Playing solo? Choose quick play. * Have 1 or 2 friends over? Connect more controllers and choose quick play. * Have a group of 4 to 8 at your house? Play locally. * Have 1 or 2 friends online? Party up and choose quick play. * Have a group of 4 to 10 online? Play online, party only.