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In a recent interview with Famitsu, the developers behind it Sorcery VA shared their experiences developing the upcoming title. In addition, this interview provided insight into some of the features and functions that will return and be adapted for mobile devices. This included a brief discussion of the upcoming mobile game’s potential difficulty, gacha mechanics, and even the different types of dungeons players will explore. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The developers also indicated how “multiplayer” could potentially be implemented in the game. Instead of meeting a friend directly in a dungeon, you would meet at an inn instead. While multiplayer aspects are still being figured out and conceptualized, the developers want to ensure that players maintain a sense of uniqueness in their own adventure. In concrete terms, they want to create an atmosphere of ‘playing a game and exchanging information with a classmate before there was the internet’.

As for dungeons, the developers try to provide variety. The Sorcery series is often associated with dark, underground labyrinths. However, Sorcery VA offers an abundance of new environments. This even includes open fields where players can encounter monsters, or snowy locations such as forests. These regions were presented very succinctly in the latter Sorcery VA trailer.

Regarding the gacha mechanics, the developer mentions that while they will be attending, they also want to reward players for using strategy to defeat stronger enemies and bosses. That said, the developers are considering hiring a gacha mechanic who wants to make the experience more enjoyable or even easier for players.

In the interview, the developers said that Sorcery VA is currently 30% complete and is expected to be released in the second half of 2022. However, many of the mentioned systems still need to be refined and adapted. This includes the difficulty of the game. While the developers want to keep the “essence” of Sorcery, they also want to consider users who have never encountered previous items in the series. That said, the game will still be difficult and satisfying for older fans.

Sorcery VA is currently in development for Android and iOS devices and is expected to be released in the second half of 2022.

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