Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios reveal that beta testing of
will begin this spring (or autumn, for those down under).
This will offer a first crack at this
action/MMORPG based on
collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Word is: "The first playtest will
introduce two new Planeswalkers, the earth-shattering Geomancer and the psychic
power-wielding Mind Mage." If you are interested, they are still accepting
signups from potential testers on
. They also now offer a
off actual gameplay footage. Here are some details on the game and the first two
classes they are revealing:
From the developers behind Neverwinter comes a
new top-down MMO Action RPG featuring fast-paced combat inspired by Magic: The
Gathering. An ancient force moves in darkness, posing an ever-growing threat to
the entire multiverse. Players will experience the power of becoming a
Planeswalker as they discover exciting mana-based spells and strategically build
out the perfect hand of balanced attacks to control the chaos of the
battlefield. While openly exploring the vast planes from Magic: The Gathering,
players will fight alongside iconic characters and legendary creatures made
popular by the original card game. Key features of Magic: Legends include:
- Become a Planeswalker – Players can choose from five diverse classes and
switch between different Planeswalkers at any time.
- Walk Your Own Path – Players will need to cross various planes to save
the multiverse, but how they weave their path is up to them.
- Control the Chaos – Control the chaos in real-time combat. Choosing what
spells go into each hand requires strategy, as they will be drawn at random
- Collect and Upgrade – Players will discover a myriad of spells and
collect spell fragments to make them more powerful.
- Fight Together – The planes in Magic: Legends can be traversed alone or
with up to two other Planeswalkers.
Here’s a closer look at the first two classes announced for Magic:
- The Geomancer draws upon the power of the Earth to pummel enemies in
close quarters with devastating stone and lava attacks. They are capable of
absorbing blows that would otherwise incapacitate other Planeswalkers with
their rock shield. Geomancers prefer to call upon creatures like goblins,
kavu and earth elementals.
- The Mind Mage personifies cool intellect. As a Planeswalker that focuses
on psychic powers, they can battle enemies from a safe distance, controlling
projectiles with telekinetic powers, and lock down dangerous foes with
spells that put them to sleep, or turn them against their allies.