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Chivalry devs gets magical with Mirage: Arcane Warfare

Mirage: Arcane Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare developer Torn Banner Studios has announced that its next project is an online multiplayer combat game called Mirage: Arcane Warfare. The studio said it will feature “fast-paced combat gameplay and bloody weaponry,” which makes it sound an awful lot like its less-wizardly predecessor, but with a much more vibrant color scheme.

The website at miragearcanewarfare.com is pretty thin at this point, containing just the teaser above and a countdown timer with slightly less than six days remaining. Once it zeroes out, the full trailer, and presumably some proper details about the game, will be revealed.

Despite the relative dearth of information, I'm actually kind of excited by the prospect. Chivalry's first-person melee combat is fun in a way that only teeing off on someone's skull with a sword the size of a small tree can be, and magic is a natural fit with that kind of experience. It matches up thematically (although admittedly more with “giant swords” than the “medieval” angle) and it could also be an interesting way to deepen the combat without having to dramatically change it.

The countdown timer will finish ticking off, by my calculations, on March 9.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.