Out of all of the first-person styled battle games, the one thing we appear to be short of on the Xbox One would be a purely spell-casting battle game. Sure, a few titles can boast the flinging of the odd fireball, but nothing that might tempt me to start lobbing lightning bolts at various undead and not so undead enemies.
All that is about to change.
Maximum Games and Xaviant have, after teasing us way back in July, announced a release date for their conjuring battler, Lichdom: Battlemage on Xbox One. The title is unique in the fact that there are no physical weapons to attack the enemy, just pure magical force.
Christina Seeyle, Maximum Games’ CEO, explains a little more;
The game is classic in its storytelling, yet completely unique in its gameplay. Like most magic games, there are definite RPG elements, but the game is pure action, through and through.
Lichdom: Battlemage will feature no mana bars and there are absolutely no coll-downs after each casting making it pretty much a full-on action battler. Collect loot, customise your play style, craft thousands of destructive offensive spells.
You’ve been granted unlimited magical powers in your quest for vengeance upon Shax, the evil overlord who has ripped your closest loved ones from your world.
It’s just a shame the developers couldn’t have slipped a deathmatch between you and Paul Daniels in there too.
Lichdom: Battlemage is due for release on the 22nd of March 2016.
Here’s the E3 2015 teaser to give you some idea of the poer you can unleash.