Finally, and here at the tail-end of 2011, a flood of new details (as well as screenshots and in-game footage) have emerged to assure us that the motion-controlled Sorcery is still very much alive and kicking.
Releasing in the ‘Spring’ of 2012 (or first half of the year), Sorcery for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Move “brings the world of magic and wizardry to life” as players are invited on a journey to fight through the dark world of the Faerie Kingdoms using arcane arts to fend off advances by deadly creatures.
On your quest, you’ll “encounter a multitude of enemies, solve ingenious puzzles, learn powerful spells, and craft strange potions with the in-game alchemy system,” all before facing ‘The Nightmare Queen’ who threatens to douse the light of the land and bathe the world in eternal night.
You’ll have access to over eight spells, each of which can be used in a variety of combinations, and you’ll use the PlayStation Move motion controller to cast these spells to defend and heal yourself, as well as destroy your enemies.
A newly released trailer for Sorcery reveals the game’s inner workings and gameplay:
Sorcery for PlayStation Move – Gameplay Trailer
Additionaly, and in a post on the official PlayStation Blog, Senior Social Media Specialist for Sony Computer Entertainment America Sid Shuman got to speak with a member of the Sorcery development team, The Workshop, which you can watch below:
Sorcery for PlayStation Move – Interview
In case your mind is able to more easily absorb information put together in a neat package, here’s a great list of features that Sorcery promises to include:
A REAL MAGIC WAND
Use the PlayStation Move motion controller as your magic wand. Cast extraordinary magic spells, brew enchanted elixirs, solve ingenious puzzles, and defeat the forces of darkness!
UNIQUE COMBO SYSTEM
The gesture-based casting system lets you chain together basic spells into powerful combos. Freeze and shatter your enemies, electrocute them with lightning called down from the heavens, or incinerate them in a lethal firestorm!
DEVELOP YOUR CHARACTER
Collect magic items, learn new spells, and concoct upgrade potions, to turn your humble apprentice into an unstoppable magic force!
A LUSH AND VARIED WORLD
Explore five unique realms, each with their own enemies and challenges. Descend into the kingdom of the dead to battle the Banshee and the Restless Dead warriors, venture into the endless stair where vicious bogies are wreaking havoc, brave the faerie forest, raid the Slumbering Palace to free Lord Fey, the Faerie King, and much more!