Indie developer Blue Isle Studios (Slender: The Arrival, Valley) have announced their next game, Citadel: Forged With Fire. Citadel is described as a massive online sandbox RPG. It’s launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC early next year. It will first arrive on Steam Early Access later this month, July 26.

“Citadel is a completely new genre for us, our biggest goal with this title is to work closely with our community to build the ultimate fantasy sandbox game that is playable online with friends.” said, Alex Tintor, managing director of Blue Isle Studios. “This project has been a labor of love and we are excited for its launch onto Early Access this summer.”

Citadel: Forged With Fire looks heavily inspired from the Harry Potter novels and films, with every player taking on the role of a spell-casting wizard who’s able to fly, ride broomsticks, and smash buildings.

The fantasy world features 36 sq km of swamps, tundra, mountains, and more. In addition to flight, you can also tame beasts, gather resources, and build your own homes and castles. A House system lets players form large alliances for team-based warfare.

If July 26 is too far away, you can sign up to join the Closed beta test for Citadel: Forged With Fire.

Blue Isle Studios is planning on staying in Early Access for the rest of the year, with an early 2018 launch. The final price is expected to rise when the game leaves Early Access.

Citadel: Forged With Fire’s Early Access on Steam will unlock July 26.


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