Finnish indie developer Frozenbyte has announced their latest project, a co-op fantasy game called Nine Parchments. The game will be a magical blast ’em up that players can enjoy together. It will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2017.
In Nine Parchments players assume the roles of wizard apprentices that have dropped out of a wizarding college called the Astral Academy. Their goal is to obtain the powerful Nine Parchments, but without the proper training to do so their journeys will be full of chaos and death. Usually it takes a full nine years to master each of the spells contained within each of the titular parchments however, these wizards thought they would get on the fast track to the finish line with only two years of magical study under their belts. Now it’s up to players to throw caution to the wind and master all nine of the potent spells.
Play with up to four players, couch co-op or online multiplayer, to clear each harrowing level in this title. A hack and slash game with magic instead of swords, Nine Parchments lets players explore a colorful and magical world with a top down perspective. Featuring rogue-lite progression and randomly generated monsters each play session will feel different as you unlock characters and items along the way.
Chaotic spell casting will including a vast range of attacks like projectiles, DoT effects, beam, spray and AOE abilities. The trailer shows a variety of interesting environments, imposing enemies and elemental magical attacks that are just a sample of what the game will include when finished.
Currently in an early alpha version Nine Parchments is expected to be released sometime next year. The game will be showing at Gamescom this year in the Indie Arena. When released it will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.