Japanese RPG Ruins Magus Secures Publisher, Plans Spring 2022 Launch

The promising Ruins Magus, a virtual reality (VR) role-playing game (RPG) from Japanese studio CharacterBank, didn’t have much luck when it launched a Kickstarter last year. Barely making it over 50% of the funding goal before the campaign ended, the studio has seen an upturn in its luck, announcing that publisher Mastiff has picked the videogame up; aiming to release Ruins Magus this spring.

Ruins Magus

Mastiff has previously helped publish the likes of Home Sweet Home and Heavy Fire: Red Shadow for PlayStation VR so the publisher knows what it’s doing in the space, with Ruins Magus providing a different VR experience to those previous titles.

“With Ruins Magus, our goal is to welcome gamers to a jaw-dropping virtual fantasy world unlike anything else in VR,” said Shuto Mikami, President, CharacterBank Inc. in a statement. “We’re delighted to partner with an experienced publisher in Mastiff to share Ruins Magus with the world. Thanks to our joint efforts, we’ll be able to devote more time to the project to deliver a mind-blowing VR experience.”

Alongside the Mastiff announcement, CharacterBank has revealed further details regarding what to expect in Ruins Magus. An RPG where you go to investigate the abandoned ruins below the prosperous town of Grand Amnis, it’ll feature over 25 story-driven quests where you have to face powerful Guardians who protect ancient artefacts and solve deadly puzzles to unlock the mysteries of the ruins. In battle, you’ll be able to call upon 14 types of magic across three categories: Charge Magic, Skill Magic, and Special Deadly Magic, as well as utilising nine armour, gauntlet, and shield types.

Ruins Magus

“CharacterBank has the creativity, passion, and technology to create beautiful, compelling worlds that make for immersive gaming experiences that everyone can enjoy. We’re thrilled to be working with CharacterBank and are honoured to help deliver these experiences to the world,” adds Bill Swartz, President & CEO at Mastiff.

With Mastiff onboard, CharacterBank is now aiming to launch Ruins Magus for Meta Quest and SteamVR headsets this Spring. As further updates are released gmw3 will keep you updated.