Citadel: Forged With Fire is coming soon to PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Blue Isle Studios, the developer behind Valley and Slender: The Arrival, is looking decidedly more ambitious in its online RPG Citadel: Forged With Fire. The world features destructible environments, dragons, wizardry and Skyrim-esque vistas for players to explore.
Entering the world of Ignus, players will find themselves in the boots of rookie wizards that will have to explore the world to tap into their true magic potential. Taming beasts, exploring and conquering parts of the map while fighting back other players in the online sandbox is the core of Forged With Fire.
Citadel’s mission statement sounds like a more freeform fantasy sandbox than one might find in games like Elder Scrolls Online. The game seems to have some narrative or quest lines, and the world of Citadel is fraught with “inter-kingdom conflict.” Players can form what Blue Isle is calling House of Wizards – a clan-like feature – that can band people together to take on objectives and explore.
With wizardry as a key tenet of Citadel, taming wild animals and cruising through the open world is one way to enhance your travels. Flight and magic broomsticks are also present making for some Harry Potter-like sequences in the trailer above. Anyway you can enhance your movement sounds like a good idea – Citadel’s Steam page notes the game is roughly 36 square kilometers.
Blue Isle is first delivering the game to Steam Early Access on July 26, 2017 with plans to come to Xbox One and PS4 later on. According to the game’s Steam page, the game is looking to be in early access anywhere from 8 to 12 months with a goal of launching fully in early 2018. Assuming they stick to this timeline, it’s fair to assume the console releases should be coming sometime next year. Xbox supports the Game Preview program, which is a lot like Steam Early Access, but Blue Isle hasn’t said if Citadel will take advantage of the program.
If you’re eager to get your hands on Citadel: Forged With Fire, you can sign up for the game’s closed PC beta.