Fan Game Bionicle: Masks of Power is Getting a Steam Release

BIONICLE: Masks of Power, a long-running fan project, is retelling the 2001 story of Bionicle in a video-game and it has a steam release upcoming

Published: August 10, 2021 10:27 AM /


Promotional art for BIONICLE Masks of Power

When it comes to fan games based on their IPs, LEGO seems to be more accepting than most companies. Now a Bionicle: Masks of Power steam page, showing one fan game is going to be reaching a wider audience by being on PC gaming's largest storefront.

Originally starting as a project back in 2015, Bionicle: Masks of Power is a game that lets players take control of 6 Toa, the elemental heroes, as they explore the island of Mata Nui and battle the Rahi beasts. Developed by the independent non-profit studio Team Kanohi, they recently released their final update for the legacy version of the game and are making a new version from the ground-up, which will be hosted on Steam.

The developers cite a variety of sources for the games' systems, such as Breath of the Wild's world design and exploration, NieR: Automata's combat, and Monster Hunter for the hack-and-slash combat versus large beasts. In their devlog, the team also mentions that David Michael Williamson, who was the narrator for Bionicle's 2001 Nestlé Promotional CD, made a return to the series by voicing the teaser trailer, which you can see below.

This announcement about Bionicle: Masks of Power also coincides with August 10th's celebration of Bionicle Day. To celebrate, a two-day Twitch stream is being held on The Beaverhouse Twitch's channel, featuring a wide variety of fan projects, music, and overviews of the series. Of particular note for gamers is the Bionicle Direct that runs from 2:30 to 3:00 PM EST, which will showcase a variety of fan games, including Masks of Power.

BIONICLE: Masks of Power no release date, but it will be available for free and will have a demo on its Steam page soon. Meanwhile, the full schedule for BIONICLE Day can be found here.

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