If you’re into riding brooms and taming dragons, and you were legitimately disappointed that you never got an invitation to attend Hogwarts when you were ten, then Citadel: Forged with Fire might be the game for you.
Blue Isle Studios is best known for Slender: The Arrival, a survival-horror game featuring Slender Man, and less known for Valley, its exceedingly nifty first-person adventure-puzzle platformer. But Citdael makes those games seem like child’s play in comparison.
Touted as a “massively online sandbox RPG,” Citadel will put players in the role of a “newly minted apprentice of the magic arts.”
Players can learn a diverse range of spells, like Conflagration (which lets you rain meteors from the sky) or Telekinesis (which allows you to lift an entire castle), and do battle with other players or tame different fantastical creatures. To cast these spells, players will choose a conduit, but that doesn’t mean you have to go with a dinky magical wand. Why cast a spell with a stick when you can use a battle ax?
In addition to combat, groups of players can form alliances called Houses and go to war against other Houses, build castles, or explore the world by flying around on a broomstick.
If this doesn’t sound epic enough for you, check out the trailer:
Citadel: Forged with Fire is getting an early access release for Steam on July 26th, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions coming at an unspecified later date.