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SnowCastle Games provides early look at Festival of Magic alpha

PAX Prime was just a few weeks ago and SnowCastle Games were in attendance to show off Festival of Magic, a title that will be coming to Wii U in addition to PC. The game takes traditional Japanese RPG standards and brings a Western twist to both the story and art design. This is one of my most anticipated Nintendo eShop releases in the coming months, so if you weren’t able to attend PAX Prime to see this demo in full, you can check it out above.

Currently there’s no solid release date for Festival of Magic on the Wii U, but the team is shooting for a Q4 2014 release date. As we reported yesterday this studio has approached Nintendo in order to influence a number of additions to the Wii U eShop, hopefully including the ability to offer beta tests to fans and episodic content, which the eShop is not currently set up to provide.

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  • Sydney Ultrasyd

    Wii U needs more RPG !

    • Mr. J

      Agreed ; )

    • Veries Seals

      Yep I want this! I think the Wii U will become the creative developers Playground.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Wii U need more games

  • aldo2410

    When I saw the title I was like: mehh a new game, but after the video I liked it, it was like:

  • Keyser

    I love the “Snow Castle” at the beginning

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    WOW! :D
    I was really sceptical, because I only knew about those big and kinda empty battle screens and it looked totally boring without much details, but now that I see the actual overworld I’m WAAAY more interested in the game than before.

  • Schultz38

    OFF TOPIC:
    Does anyone know if the 2 for 1 Target deal is still going? If so I’m gonna go buy W101, Rayman and Splinter Cell.

    EDIT: Apparently Splinter Cell is out of stock in all Targets. At least all of them within a 100 mile radius of where I live. Bummer. I want to support you, Wii U and Ubisoft. I really do. ://

    • iamkjelle

      Then why not buy a 4th game as well?

      • Schultz38

        2 for 1 deal. Buy 2, get the third free.

        • iamkjelle

          So it’s 3 for 2 then! :)

  • Niknique

    hmm looks pretty good, if my wallet has money at the time then maybe I’ll get it.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Only Wii U and PC or all consoles + PC ?

  • Wayne Beck

    This game looks so good, i wish it wasn’t soooo far away. =(

  • Tobias Naustdal

    these people were actually at my school presenting their rpg game festival of magic, in the context of learning games… my mind seem to wonder, is this an educational game?

    • BendikStang

      This is just a game. Not an educational product.
      I think the presentation at your school was about how game mechanics can be used to motivate students. FoM was in that setting used as an example of a RPG with many of those mechanics.

  • discuss

    The battles look so incredibly dull. Not interested.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Not sold on it, but it does have my curiosity for sure.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Come on, its norwegian quality ;)

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        :P

  • PersianPirate

    This looks interesting is this just a e-shop game? The music that goes along with it is bothersom but it looks fun to play.

  • Louie

    This game has a lot of potential, but unfortunately the battles look a little bit dull, and the text boxes look really small and hard to read.
    But the world looks colourful and charming, I will have to keep my eye on this one…

  • http://people.ign.com/pdxmojo81 Pdxmojo81

    Hopefully the music gets an makeover. Otherwise looks fun?