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Aksys announces Magus, their first co-developed game

Posted by: James at 6/11/2013 8:37 PM
Aksys Games have announced earlier today their first co-developed game title Magus (pronounced “may-jus”). It is an action RPG which they have made with the folks of Black Tower using Unreal Engine 3. Magus thrusts you in its world as you set out to discover just who Magus is and discover why he has been imprisoned.

Magus supposedly has a mysterious past. He’s been imprisoned in a tower and tortured for reasons unknown until a strange new prisoner arrives and helps Magus escape. They’re journey takes them through the Waterfall Kingdom and battling its forces while Magus discovers uncovers his true purpose and masters his true power; chroma magic, a magical ability that allows him to absorb power and fire it back for deadly attacks.

According to Aksys, Magus’s powers will allow him to create magical feats from creating powerful tornadoes to shapeshifting to casting fireballs to manipulating gravity.

More on Magus will be revealed tomorrow at E3, including a first-look trailer.



An Epic Quest for Power – Travel to dangerous lands and battle the forces that prevent you from become the god you were meant to be.

Unleash Blistering Attacks – The world possesses red, green, and purple magic. Absorb these colors to unleash powerful magical attacks. Everything from devastating tornados to shapeshifting—Magus’s abilities are sure to please any fantasy fan.
Evolve and Become Unstoppable – Choose between throwing fireballs or manipulating gravity—or both!  Hone in on one type of magic to become the master of it or learn them all, and let no one stand in your way.

See the First Look Trailer at E3 2013 – E3 will feature the first sneak peek at this new game co-developed by Aksys Games and Black Tower! We will have open house hours at our meeting space at Concourse Hall #6604 from:

June 12, 2013 - 3pm-6pm
June 13, 2013 - 3pm-5pm 

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Magus has not been rated (RP) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. For more information, visit www.esrb.org for more information.

About Black Tower
Our goal at Black Tower is to one day unite the world under our rule. Until then, we’ll make some cool games. You’ve been warned.

A “western studio” based in Tokyo, Black Tower creates high quality console, PC, smartphone, and tablet action RPGs. More information about Black Tower may be found on the company’s website, www.blacktower.jp.
About Aksys Games

Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games includes the Record of Agarest War series, Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing” Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, and the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.aksysgames.com.