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‘The Wizards - Dark Times: Brotherhood’ Brings Co-op and Remastered Experience to Critically Acclaimed VR Spellcasting Game Today

Forge a brotherhood of wizards and spellcast your way through a fully remastered Meliora, an all-new 3-player co-op mode, and more

Today, Vertigo Games and Carbon Studio launched The Wizards - Dark Times: Brotherhood for Meta Quest, Steam and Viveport. Featuring the complete The Wizards: Dark Times experience, it includes the fully remastered main game as well as the Brotherhood Update: an all-new co-op mode for three friends to explore the magical world of Meliora together. To top it all off, Meta Quest 3 users will be able to enjoy an upgraded visual experience, making the most out of their new headset. 

Forge a brotherhood and watch the all-new launch trailer here: ESRB | PEGI


“We're thrilled that our wizards can now join forces in cooperative play and tackle all that Meliora may throw at them! We believe this new feature will take the magical experience to a whole new level, allowing players to team up, cast spells together, and face epic challenges like never before,” said Błażej Szaflik, CEO & co-founder at Carbon Studio.

“We can't wait to see the incredible moments and camaraderie that this update will bring to our community of spellcasting enthusiasts!” 

The Wizards - Dark Times: Brotherhood brings next-gen VR visuals, franchise-first co-op play and all-new magical content to the critically-acclaimed and fan-favorite spell-casting game, for a more immersive and awe-inspiring magical experience than ever. 

The remastered The Wizards: Dark Times experience includes:

  • Beautifully rendered magical graphics for all platforms

  • Quest 3 Visual Upgrade introducing dynamic lights throughout the game, anti-aliasing for smoother graphics, and more detailed environments and enemies

  • All-new interactions for an even richer fantasy experience: climb boulders, ride trolls, have a trolley cart chase, and more

  • Added gameplay variety through additional unique spells and new enemy variants

  • Optimized spell-casting controls for greater ease of use and better accuracy

New Brotherhood update introduces:

  • Co-op support: Forge a brotherhood of three players, each wielding a unique skill tree (Fire, Frost and Storm)

  • Embark on an all-new co-op campaign with fresh objectives and challenges taking you across new magical lands

The Wizards - Dark Times: Brotherhood is now available on Meta Quest, Steam and Viveport for €24,99. The Brotherhood update is free to all owners of the main game. 

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About The Wizards - Dark Times: Brotherhood

The Wizards - Dark Times: Brotherhood is the remastered return of the fan-favorite VR spell-casting franchise. Put on your VR headset and set off on a perilous journey across the plague-ridden realm of Meliora, now with up to three friends in Brotherhood co-op mode.

  • Become a Wizard: Your body is frail, but your power is immense. Discover and master spells with distinct abilities and effects. Forget about button combinations, command the arcane forces with nothing but hand gestures - as a true Wizard does.

  • A Grand Seamless Adventure: A mysterious dark plague has fallen on the realm of Meliora, twisting its inhabitants into beings of hatred and madness. Dare to journey through the Forsaken Wood, wade through the poisonous swamps of Meliora, descend into the ruinous Necropolis, and more - with no magical barriers to stop you in place!

  • Cleanse the Realm: Many fantastic creatures have fallen to the plague, becoming beings of destruction and death. Face new challenging enemies with unique abilities and individual behavior. Expect severe resistance - the world is ending, and it wants you too!

  • Forge a Brotherhood: Explore a land of magic and fight your way through malignant forces, this time with two friends! Are you ready to wield the elements?

About Carbon Studio
Carbon Studio is an independent developer and publisher providing immersive top quality VR games and applications. Founded in July 2015 and best known for their critically-acclaimed gesture-based spellcasting The Wizards series, the story-driven exploration game Alice VR, and the thunderous Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall, the studio’s main focus is creating engaging and memorable titles for all major VR and AR platforms.
About Vertigo Games
Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR entertainment company with offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Los Angeles, California. With teams in the areas of development, publishing and LBE (location-based entertainment) distribution, the company offers a growing portfolio of quality VR games that provide novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experiences both in- and outside of the home. Current games include Vertigo Studios’ evergreen brand Arizona Sunshine®, critically acclaimed VR titles such as A Fisherman’s Tale, and LBE-exclusive VR experiences like Ghost Patrol® VR. Among six upcoming releases for 2020/2021 is Vertigo Studios’ next VR action FPS game After the Fall®. Vertigo Games is a Koch Media Group company.
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