Masquerada: Songs and Shadows will release on consoles in August, bringing with it a few enhancements to boot. PC players need not feel left out, though.
Ysbryd Games has announced that Masquerada: Songs and Shadows will make the leap from computers to consoles next month. According to the publisher, you can play the game on your PS4 or Xbox One on 8th August. It’s not coming empty-handed, however.
New to the console versions of the game will be a New Game+ mode that’s more than just replaying the same old game with different levels. Here’s how the devs describe it:
New Game+ will add new scenes and extended dialogue in existing scenes, as well as fights including a fiery giant chicken boss. The main character, Cicero Gavar, will gain the ability to equip skills from all four elements.
PC owners of the game will receive these enhancements free of charge, via an update.
Not familiar with this Venetian-themed adventure? Masquerada is all about masks, swords and good ol’ real-time-with-pause combat, just like your old Baldur’s Gate or Neverwinter Nights games. It’s also got a heavy focus on storytelling, what with its inventive worldbuilding and plot:
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
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.
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is developed by Singaporean developer Witching Hour Studios and was originally released on computers in September 2016. It is currently available on PC and Mac (Steam, GOG.com, Humble Store).
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