Witching Hour Studios is gearing up to launch their Masquerada: Songs and Shadows game on the PlayStation 4 early next month, making it available to purchase from August 8th onwards.
Check out the release date reveal trailer below to learn more about what you can expect from the Masquerada: Songs and Shadows game which has been named after a Dungeons & Dragons campaign the Creative Director of the games development used to run.
Nicholas Chan Scriptwriter, Witching Hour Studios explains more:
In Masquerada, you play as Cicero Gavar, an inspector of his time brought back to the city of Ombre to investigate the disappearance of a friend. Ombre – the city-state within which the entire story takes place – is, on the surface glitzy and glamorous, but as the tale unfolds you learn that it, too, has a mask of its own. Beneath the bright colors and flashy spectacles lie ancient secrets unearthed as Cicero’s search for his missing friend embroils him in long forgotten currents.
Complicating his ventures even further are the messy happenings of the city. Large factions called Guilds vie for power in the tiny urban bubble of Ombre, mythical creatures called Fey have appeared with nary an explanation, and groups of rebels have been seizing territories in unprecedented fashion. Cicero’s investigation leads him straight to the root cause of all of these seemingly unrelated events.
At the heart of this tale, however, are the companions that Cicero travels with – people in this world wear masks of all sorts — to obscure their intentions, to hide their secrets, or to bury their skeletons — and the characters you journey with are no exceptions.
We wanted to explore the idea of what it would take for someone to abandon their protective facades, to expose their vulnerabilities, and what good could come of it. Enter Cicero’s four main companions – a reclusive archaeologist who prefers books to people, a healer who would kill to keep his past hidden, a marshal who protects her heart with platitudes and laws, and a cheery musician entangled in an underground network that deals in death.