Turn-Based RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic Comes to PS4 on January 27

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Released last year for Xbox One and PC, turn-based RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic is coming to PlayStation 4 on January 27 in North America and Europe. A PS4 price wasn’t given, but it’s $29.99 USD on PC and Xbox One.

Inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90s, Earthlock: Festival of Magic includes a “fresh take on turn based combat and character progression,” according to developer Snowcastle Games. Following the story of desert scavenger Amon and other heroes, Earthlock sees you saving the world of Umbra by unlocking its secrets, exposing the shadows, and defeating a growing evil.

Lead Artist Fredrik Dahl talked about how strategy is more important than grinding:

In the traditional turn-based RPG, I don’t think it’s a big secret that there’s a lot of grinding going on – to level up in order to beat a boss, for example. We’ve tried to limit that by focusing more on a tactical experience. Usually you can get through the bosses in Earthlock by choosing the right strategy, getting your talent board set up, and having the right character pairings. Getting wiped out is more often than not a case of having the wrong party setup.

Dahl continued by discussing the