Incineration Productions — a game studio comprised of powerhouse developers on the cutting edge of game design — is thrilled to announce that their virtual reality multiplayer spellcasting battle arena SpellPunk VR is now available in Early Access for Windows PC via Steam and Viveport.
Get ready to flex some punk prestidigitation and cast some devastating divinations as you become (and face off against) mighty magicians in a stunningly surreal world with a vibrant comic book aesthetic and sick musical tracks. In SpellPunk VR, you embody a full-body avatar who must duel in fast-paced mana-manipulating multiplayer battles. SpellPunk VR puts extraordinary powers at your fingertips, allowing you to cast some wild wizardry against offline or online foes by drawing magical symbols that unleash terrorizing magical attacks. There’s no spellbook or menus here, champ. You’ll have to correctly draw your various spells in the air with your hands while facing opponents in the three leveled game modes.
“We’re thrilled to invite players across the world to unleash the power of SpellPunk VR,” said Incineration Productions CEO, Gergana Gruncharova. “Throughout Early Access, players can expect to see some exciting enhancements to our already almost fully formed game, including bigger battles and even more exciting environments. Today’s initial launch is just the beginning!”
When battle-casting in SpellPunk VR, do it to a wicked mix of hip-hop and electronic beats created by world-renowned feature film and game composer Penka Kouneva –– best known for her work as a composer on Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, and as an orchestrator for World of Warcraft: Legion, WoW: Warlords of Draenor, and WoW: Cataclysm, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and SC II: Wings of Liberty, and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.
Initial Early Access Launch Features:
- Throw Up Some Shapes: Instead of choosing spells from a cumbersome menu, become a virtual sorcerer and use your own finger-wands to draw magic symbols in the air for a fully “hands-on” spell slingin’ experience. Cast one-handed or conjure more powerful incantations by combining spells with both hands. String combinations of spells together for the ultimate show of wizardry. With offensive, defensive, and healing spells part of your arsenal, no matter what your playstyle is, you’re fully loaded with everything you need to achieve victory.
- More Than Just Floating Hands: Gear up as a full-bodied virtual duelist for a truly immersive combat simulation. Each avatar comes equipped with enchanted masks that feature holographic emoji expressions that change based on how you’re faring in battle, bringing a whole new meaning to “bringing your game face.”
- No Flutes, Lutes, or Lyres: This ain’t your granddaddy’s magical dogfight; Spellpunk VR features a slappin’ Hip-Hop and EDM soundtrack composed by one of the top musicians in film and gaming to keep energy levels high as combatants blow each other to bits with fireballs and curses.
- Three Tiers of Matchmaking: Whether a lowly apprentice or a Master Mage, Casual, Normal, and Ranked region-specific matchmaking allows you to climb the ranks –– or not –– at your own speed. As a trainee thaumaturge, you can even develop your skills offline against a cunning AI opponent in Training Mode, giving you the experience needed to lay a smackdown on the online battlefield.
SpellPunk VR is available now for Windows PC via Steam and Viveport at a reduced Early Access price of $16.99 USD. The game supports the Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S, HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro, Vive Cosmos, and Vive Cosmos Elite, with support for additional VR devices available in the future. Additional features and content updates will be released throughout Early Access.
Players who would like to learn more about the world and characters featured in SpellPunk VR can look forward to an original SpellPunk comic book. More details about this lore-expanding comic will be available at a later date.