Citadel: Forged with Fire takes the broomstick flight onto PS4 and Xbox One on October 11. They announced it was "coming soon" to PS4, like, two years ago. But hey, video game development is hard. Stuff happens.
Ignus is a charming but utterly mixed-up world of online high fantasy RPG-isms. You've got your pointy Galdalfian wizard hats, old school broomstick witch flight, weirdly smooth-looking dragons, bobble-headed pixies, and sparkly unicorns. Seriously, Citadel's art style is all over the place. It can be difficult distinguishing its screenshots from any other fantasy role-playing game's screenshots out there. Yet the fact that it is all over the place can open up a lot of imaginative doors.
Along with spellcrafting, it's got a really great castle-building tool set, too. Honestly, harvesting resources and building a fantastical stone and wood keep was the best time I had when previewing Citadel in 2017. And you can build just about anywhere. I remember building a sweet-looking place on the edge of a lake, backed up against a sheer cliff wall. Another person on the server had leveled half the local forests just to build an insane staircase up to their wizard's tower at the top of that same cliff.
I rarely saw anyone. Mostly I just saw the results of their construction efforts. Most players put up purely functional square sheds. A few others went all out and busted out some of the craziest castles this side of Mad King Ludwig. But it's been two years since early access. The PC audience feels like the developers have done a fair-to-middling job since then. Hopefully the server populations make for more interesting interactions, too, and that bringing Citadel to PS4 and Xbox broadens the audience.
Again, Citadel: Forged with Fire hits PS4 and Xbox One on October 11.
GRAB YOUR BROOMSTICK TO EXPLORE THE MAGICAL, ENCHANTED WORLD OF CITADEL: FORGED WITH FIRE, LAUNCHING OCTOBER 11 ON PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, AND STEAM
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TORONTO, CANADA – July 24, 2019 – The magical world of Citadel: Forged With Fire is preparing to take flight on October 11 for Steam, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, for both retail and digital platforms. Set in the enchanted world of Ignus, this magical massive online sandbox RPG teaches aspiring wizards the art of spellcasting, spellcrafting, broomstick flying and extensive building as you make allies to form a House and then an empire.
Citadel: Forged With Fire is now available for pre-order through major retailers thanks to Solutions 2 GO, the exclusive worldwide distribution partner. Visit www.citadelthegame.com for more information and retail availability.
“With three major content updates and more than 90 patches, we worked directly with the community during Early Access to ensure that Citadel was massive in scale and rich with content in preparation for it’s full launch,” said Alex Tintor, managing director of Blue Isle Studios. “Three huge boss dungeons, the refinement of our broomstick flight and addition of the Broomstick Sports combined with enhancements to our spell crafting system will envelop players into this magical realm.”
Citadel: Forged With Fire gameplay features include:
Spellcrafting Any Item: Enchant any wand or weapon, select the desired effect and add the elemental essence to craft amazing spells, aiding you in combat, beast taming and resource harvesting.
The Power of Flight: Why walk when you can fly? Use your Wizardly prowess to take to the skies and cast from above or travel throughout the world. Enjoy your custom-crafted broomstick, tame and mount dragons and giant eagles or use alchemy to levitate without the aid of beast or broom.
Build Breathtaking Castles: Construct your own medieval palace and enhance it with magical shields, attack towers, mana pools and respawn stones.
Rich Fantasy World: Sweeping plains, dense forests, craggy mountains, festering swamps, frozen tundra and dangerous caverns set in a 36 square km world.
Broomstick Sports: Gather your team and challenge players in aerial competitions proving you own the skies. Take a break from battle and compete in the official sport of Ignus.
Boss Dungeons: Experience the Forsaken Crypts and come face to face with challenging bosses that only the mightiest wizards can overcome.
Magical Creatures: A vast array of enemy creatures to fight, tame and mount such as direwolves, phoenixes, dragons, trolls and more.
Forge an Empire: Align with fellow players and create a House to dominate the world of Ignus.
Industry veterans Jack Tretton and Doug Kennedy have provided Blue Isles Studios with executive guidance for the studio’s titles SLENDER THE ARRIVAL and VALLEY, as well as secured development funding for CITADEL: FORGED WITH FIRE through OceanIQ Partners, LLC, where both serve as directors for its gaming fund. Both Tretton and Kennedy have confirmed funding for Blue Isles’ next unannounced game through their other fund Interactive Gaming Ventures (IGV), which they founded together in 2018.
Citadel: Forged With Fire will launch worldwide to retailers and on digital platforms, October 11 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam PC, priced at $39.99, with pre-orders available now. The game is rated “T” (Blood, Violence) by the ESRB.
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