By Michael Fontanini / October 9th, 2020
Developer Nerdook Productions, along with indie publisher, Digerati, are excited to announce that in addition to the Steam version, The Magister is also now coming to the Switch. The murder mystery card battler RPG is set to release sometime early next year according to the press release. After having a successful beta on the PC, the game’s development has been extended to allow for more features and improvements.
In this randomly generated murder mystery, players step into the shoes of a Magister, an agent whose job is to maintain law and order in the provinces of the empire. You find yourself dispatched to a remote village known as Silverhurst, where you must investigate the death of another Magister. However, you have 14 days in which to solve this mystery. Should it become necessary, you can recruit a Mercenary, Sage, or Spy. You can also get a little help in battle by befriending local cats or dogs that can fight by your side. You can choose to be friendly or intimidating to the village’s inhabitants, but one way or another you must find the murderer. Here is The Magister announcement trailer:
Of the Magisters you can choose to play as, each has their own specialties, and of course flaws. This is one of the aspects of the game that helps make each playthrough different. Furthermore, events, motives, clues and murder change with each playthrough, so you’ll have to follow the clues to find the culprit. Your cards determine not just your negotiation skills, but also your combat skills. Will you try to pacify your enemies, or kick their butts in battle?
Nerdook Productions is a one-man studio, with three other games on consoles, including the deck-building RPG, Monster Slayers, which was liked by critics. The other two previous games are Reverse Crawl, and Vertical Drop Heroes.
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