Today, Singapore-based developer Witching Hour Studios announced that its tactical RPG, Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, is coming to Nintendo Switch.
Additionally, while it was scheduled to arrive on Xbox One and PS4 today, it only hit the latter, as the former version was delayed today until August 23rd. As for the Switch version, a release date has not been divulged.
For those that don’t know: Masquerada: Songs and Shadows first launched on PC and Mac last September where it garnered a “Very Positive” Steam user review rating and a 64 score on Metacritic.
Packed with the console versions of the game, and added to the PC and Mac version via a free update, a New Game+ mode has been added as of today, alongside extended dialogue scenes and new boss fights. Further, protagonist Cicero Gavar will face the challenges that come along with new game+ mode armed with skills from all four elements instead of the single element chosen in the regular campaign.
Speaking of campaign, it follows the aforementioned Cicero and his journey spurred by his investigation of the disappearance of a friend. Said journey leads Cicero through a magical setting said to be inspired by Renaissance-era Venice, and that is nicely depicted with a vibrant, hand-drawn art style.
As for the game’s gameplay, it consists of real time combat, featuring tactical pauses that enable you to stop the chaos and re-organize your party and plan the next move.
A story description of the game continues:
A sharp class divide puts Mascherines, masks that grant magical powers, in the hands of only the rich and powerful. Five years of civil war have destroyed many of the precious artifacts, and Cicero’s party will learn along the way that the secrets and hardships of their pasts are intimately intertwined with the war, their society, and the history of the Mascherines themselves.
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is available for $19.99 USD. Below, you can check out the game’s latest trailer, which released today to accompany the game’s PS4 launch: