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Swords and Magic Bundle Now Live on Steam!

Swords and Magic: VR Action Game Bundle Now Available on Steam

CharacterBank Inc. in conjunction with Thirdverse. and Mastiff, LLC, is proud to announce the bundled release of two VR action-adventure experiences, Altair Breaker and RUINSMAGUS! The bundle is now available on Steam offering great value for players all around the world. 

The bundle is appropriately named the Swords and Magic: VR Action Game Bundle. If you purchase both games, you will get a special 10% discount

Overview of ALTAIR BREAKER + RUINSMAGUS – SteamVR Bundle Edition

Bundle contents: ALTAIR BREAKER and RUINSMAGUS

Release date: December 2nd, 2022 

Price:  10% off when purchasing both!

About RUINSMAGUS

Dive in and experience the magical world of Grand Amnis!

 Armed with the gauntlet, explore the mysterious Ruins beneath the city with your companion Iris, a novice researcher, as you uncover the dark secrets and prevent a terrifying future in this narrative action adventure.

About Altair Breaker

ABOUT
Set on the floating island of Vastus Isle, this place was once used as a magic workshop. The place is now in ruins and exploited to run experiments with AI. Take on battles to push back the army of LAWS (Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems) that are roaming around and help Stella, the humanoid AI left in charge of ALTAIR, to maintain peace on Vastus Isle.

The keyart for ALTAIR BREAKER

Title:ALTAIR BREAKER 

Platforms:Meta Quest 2 (※Meta Quest is not supported) / Rift S、Rift / Valve Index

※ Meta Quest 2 and Oculus Rift versions are supported with cross-buy

Genre:VR Multiplayer Sword Fighting Action

Players:1~4(With Online Play)

Supported Languages:Japanese/ English / French/ Spain / Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese / Korean

Price:24.99 (USD)

Release Date:August 18th 2022

Official Website:https://altair-breaker.com/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/AltairBreaker

Discord:https://discord.gg/9tGJfZs4gZ

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjYDeOPBQ6F_muWtmshL6Ew

About CharacterBank Inc.

CharacterBank inc. strives to create innovative and memorable cross-reality (XR) experiences. Located in the heart of Kyoto, CharacterBank Inc. blends traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to continually surprise and delight players all around the world. CharacterBank inc. was founded in 2019 by Shuto Mikami. To learn more about CharacterBank inc., please visit https://character-bank.com.

About Thirdverse Co. Ltd.

Aiming at the creation of “a new virtual world where one billion people live”, Thirdverse plans, develops, and publishes VR games at its two studios in Japan and the United States, as well as blockchain-related business at the subsidiary established in Singapore.
 
Location: 11F KANDA SQUARE WeWork, 2-2-1 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Representative Director and CEO: Hironao Kunimitsu
Establishment: April 30th, 2013
Corporate Site: https://www.thirdverse.io/en/

About Mastiff, LLC

Mastiff is a video game publisher with offices in San Francisco, USA, and Tokyo, Japan. To date, Mastiff has released games of all genres, including action, adventure, RPG, FPS, party, horror, and music, on a variety of platforms. For more information, please visit Mastiff’s website at https://mastiff-games.com/

RUINSMAGUS is Now Available on Oculus Rift and Supports Cross-Buy!

RUINSMAGUS is Now Available on Oculus Rift and Supports Cross-Buy!

KYOTO, Japan – CharacterBank Inc. in collaboration with Mastiff LLC is proud to announce that RUINSMAGUS is now available on Oculus Rift, and cross-buy is supported on the Meta and Oculus Rift Store. 

Oculus Rift and Cross-Buy

RUINSMAGUS was released on July 2022 via the Meta Quest and Steam stores. Now, RUINSMAGUS is available on the Oculus Rift Store! The Oculus Rift Store and the Meta Quest Store support cross-buy! 
For those players who already purchased on the Meta Quest Store, you can open the PC Oculus App and play RUINSMAGUS on your Oculus Rift.
※For more information about cross-buy, please consult the Meta Quest Store / Oculus Rift Store support team.

About RUINSMAGUS

Dive in and experience the magical world of Grand Amnis! Armed with the gauntlet, explore the mysterious Ruins beneath the city with your companion Iris, a novice researcher, as you uncover the dark secrets and prevent a terrifying future in this narrative action adventure.

Free Update and Paid DLC is Coming Winter 2022!

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・New location to explore
・New costumes for Iris
・A brand new sub-quest
・Ability to revisit previous quests
・A brand new quest to test your skills!

Stay tuned for more information about its release!

About CharacterBank Inc.

CharacterBank inc. strives to create innovative and memorable XR experiences. Located in the heart of Kyoto, CharacterBank Inc. blends traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to continually surprise and delight players all around the world. CharacterBank inc. was founded in 2019 by Shuto Mikami. To learn more about CharacterBank inc., please visit https://character-bank.com.

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Two Incredible Adventures for an Incredible Value

Two Incredible Adventures for an Incredible Value

CharacterBank Inc. in conjunction with Amata K.K. and Mastiff, LLC, is proud to announce the bundled release of two VR anime action-adventure experiences, The Tale of Onogoro and RUINSMAGUS! The bundle is now available on Steam offering great value for players all around the world. 

Complex fantasy worlds, spunky companions, intense action, and epic quests – The Tale of Onogoro and RUINSMAGUS truly belong together.

The bundle is appropriately named the VR Anime Action Game bundle. If you purchase both games, you will get a special 10% discount

Overview of The Tale of Onogoro + RUINSMAGUS – SteamVR Bundle Edition

Bundle Title: VR Anime Action Game Bundle: The Tale of Onogoro + RUINSMAGUS

Bundle contents: The Tale of Onogoro and RUINSMAGUS

Release date: October 21st, 2022 

Price: $69.98 → $62.98 (USD) (10% off)

About RUINSMAGUS

Dive in and experience the magical world of Grand Amnis!

 Armed with the gauntlet, explore the mysterious Ruins beneath the city with your companion Iris, a novice researcher, as you uncover the dark secrets and prevent a terrifying future in this narrative action adventure.

About The Tale of Onogoro

The Tale of Onogoro was created by producer/director Hiromichi Takahashi and the development team behind the VR Escape-the-Room game Last Labyrinth. Last Labyrinth received numerous accolades at game and VR events worldwide due to its unique VR experience. 

The Tale of Onogoro combines traditional Japanese culture and steampunk elements to create its unique world. The Player travels with Haru, a Japanese high priestess, solving sprawling puzzles and battling giant beast-like beings called “Kami” along the way.

 

This game was first released worldwide on Meta Quest Store on March 17, 2022. It was released on Steam on September 28, 2022, and on PICO Store on October 20, 2022. The game will be available on Oculus Rift and PlayStation®VR in the future.

Whether you’re visiting the world of Grand Amnis or Onogoro Island, you’re in for an unforgettable adventure!

About CharacterBank Inc.

CharacterBank inc. strives to create innovative and memorable cross-reality (XR) experiences. Located in the heart of Kyoto, CharacterBank Inc. blends traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to continually surprise and delight players all around the world. CharacterBank inc. was founded in 2019 by Shuto Mikami. To learn more about CharacterBank inc., please visit https://character-bank.com.

About AMATA K.K.

Company Name: Amata K.K.

Representative: Hiromichi Takahashi, Chairman, and Representative Director

Address: Arma Building, 1-4-1 Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0074, Japan

Established: June 25, 2008 

Business: Game Business & others 

Official Website: https://amata.co.jp/en/

About Amata K.K.: Founded in Tokyo in 2008, Amata K.K. has helped develop smartphone titles for a wide variety of world-renowned Japanese game companies over the years. With many staff having over 20 years of game industry experience, Amata has become a trusted one-stop shop for planning, developing, and operating games across a variety of platforms. While keeping the focus on game development, Amata has also begun to expand into VR, video, media, and other forms of entertainment.

Contact

For all inquiries regarding The Tale of Onogoro, please use the corresponding form found at the following links:

The Tale of Onogoro: https://onogoro.info/en/contact/

About Mastiff LLC

Mastiff is a video game publisher with offices in San Francisco, USA, and Tokyo, Japan. To date, Mastiff has released games of all genres, including action, adventure, RPG, FPS, party, horror, and music, on a variety of platforms. For more information, please visit Mastiff’s website at https://mastiff-games.com/

RUINSMAGUS is Now Available on the Pico Store!

RUINSMAGUS Now Available on Pico Stores!

Kyoto, Japan – CharacterBank Inc., in coordination with Mastiff LLC have announced that RUINSMAGUS, a VR Action JRPG title has been released on the PICO Store on October 6th, 2002.

About RUINSMAGUS

As a member of the renowned RUINSMAGUS Guild, your goal is to help strengthen it with magic, resources – and wisdom! – as you embark on more than 25 unique, story-driven quests. Face off against guardians tasked with protecting the ruins from intruders – and solve the deadly puzzles hidden within. When you’ve succeeded, head to the surface to acquire new items and upgrade your equipment in town – if you want to live another day, that is!

Now Available on the PICO Store!

RUINSMAGUS is now available on the “PICO Store” provided by PICO, a VR device manufacturer. The graphic quality of RUINSMAGUS is the same as that of the PCVR version.

  • The downloadable content that was announced on September 9th will also be available on the Pico Store! Please stay tuned for more information.

■PICO Supports Additional Languages

  • The PICO version of RUINSMAGUS supports additional written languages.

  • ▼Supported Languages

    Chinese(Simplified)、Korean、German、French、Spanish、Italian

The Adventure Continues in RUINSMAGUS This Year!

The Adventure Continues in RUINSMAGUS This Year!

An image showing three screenshots from the DLC for RUINSMAGUS

SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 12, 2022 – Mastiff and CharacterBank today announced that the official trailer for RUINSMAGUS’ first major update and upcoming DLC will premiere at the Tokyo Game Show. To mark the occasion, the game will be discounted by 20% on Steam September 14 – 19!

TGS attendees can head over to the Meta, CharacterBank or Pico booths to experience the game. Not attending TGS? No problem! The free TGSVR 2022 app will allow anyone to visit a very special spot in Grand Amnis – granting codes for in-game items and even making it possible for users to get a photo taken with RUINSMAGUS characters. The Shopkeeper, Guildmaster, Reese – and everyone’s favorite companion through the Ruins, Iris – are awaiting their close-ups (and the occasional selfie, of course)! The environment in the TGSVR app serves as a preview of the upcoming DLC!

Major Update and DLC

RUINSMAGUSfree update is currently scheduled for this coming winter. Players will have the opportunity to revisit old missions on the Quest Board to earn a higher score, face waves of enemies in a brand-new dungeon – and by popular demand, enjoy the heartwarming, magical story of RUINSMAGUS with a new English dub!

Arriving at the same time as the update, the paid DLC will introduce new story content, a brand-new area to explore, and an updated job description for Iris – adding fashionista to her resume and allowing players to unlock all sorts of cool and cute costumes! At the center of this side story lies a mysterious new swordsman. What are his motivations – and can you uncover the truth?

“The feedback we’ve received since the game launched on Steam and Meta Quest was immensely helpful,” says Shuto Mikami, president of CharacterBank. “It allows us to zero in on what this update and DLC should deliver: Give players more of what they love about the game and expand on the magical world of RUINSMAGUS.

“We’re humbled by the way RUINSMAGUS has been received,” says Bill Swartz, president and CEO of Mastiff. “The new trailer will highlight everything the CharacterBank team has in store for RUINSMAGUS at the Tokyo Game Show. We couldn’t be more pleased with everything CharacterBank has achieved so far.”

Key Features

  • Explore and fight: Cast and blink your way through a stunning VR fantasy world.
  • Make your mark: More than 25 story-driven quests to challenge your skills.
  • Feel the power: Unleash 16 types of magic from the palm of your hand.
  • Defend yourself: Raise your shield with your non-casting hand to block enemy attacks.
  • Jack in: Immersive VR mechanics bring your character to life.

Pricing & Availability

  • RUINSMAGUS is available on the Meta Quest Store and Steam VR – and will be discounted by 20% ($27.99) during the Tokyo Game Show (September 14, 6 p.m. PST – September 19, 10 a.m. PST). Later this year, the game will also be available on the Pico Store. CharacterBank Inc. is currently working on increasing compatibility with other HMDs such as Windows Mixed Reality devices, Meta Quest 1, and others.

CharacterBank Inc., Grows Into a New Office!

CharacterBank Inc. relocates its headquarters amid organizational expansion and growth!

The logo of CharacterBank Inc.

KYOTO, JAPAN: On August 2021, CharacterBank Inc., (CEO: Shuto Mikami) a software development studio that specializes in XR games with a focus on VR / AR experiences relocated to Gojo, Kyoto in order to accommodate business and organizational expansion. 

Background

CharacterBank Inc.’s mission has been “Hack the Next Experience” and has dedicated itself to providing the future of XR games. During the summer of 2022, CharacterBank Inc. released its third title, “RUINSMAGUS” which was critically acclaimed by players not only in Japan but players all over the world. In order to support this growth and to continue to dedicate itself to the future, CharacterBank Inc. has decided to relocate to Gojo, Kyoto. 

Office Features

▼住所
〒600-8088 京都府京都市下京区官社殿町199

▼Interior

Recruitment

In accordance with the expansion of our business, we are actively recruiting for all positions. For more information, please visit the following website.
https://www.wantedly.com/companies/characterbank
【CharacterBank Inc.】
URL:https://character-bank.com/
Business Focus:XR Game Planning・Development・Operation

RUINSMAGUS Updated to 1.0.3

RUINSMAGUS Updated to 1.0.3

We have pushed a minor update to RUINSMAGUS! This update fixes a number of minor bugs that have been brought to our attention. The full patch notes will be at the bottom of this post. In addition, this brings RUINSMAGUS on par with other versions of the game (hence skipping 1.0.2!). Please update to the latest version for the best experience. As a reminder,  we will be presenting at Tokyo Game Show which starts on September 15th and goes until the 18th. If you happen to make it to the show, please come by our booth in the Indie Games Area! We are looking forward to meeting all of our fans! If you can’t make it to Tokyo, don’t worry. We will also have a presence at TGSVR, a free app that can be downloaded to enjoy a unique VR experience from Tokyo Game Show. For more information, please check out the official TGS VR Website.
Patch Notes:
  • Made adjustments to how the game handles “out of bounds” in order to improve the gameplay experience.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

Win Exclusive Swag! Enter before August 22nd

Win Exclusive Swag! Enter before Aug. 22nd!

Hey Magi and shutterbugs!

We have a quick announcement today!

We are excited to announce a new photo contest for RUINSMAGUS! To enter, check out the full details on the CharacterBank Discord. The CharacterBank team will select the winner and receive exclusive RUINSMAGUS swag! Make sure to enter before August 22nd for a chance to win.

We are also selecting winners on Twitter as well. To enter, please post your in-game screenshots with both #RUINSMAGUS and #MagusPhoto and follow the official account! For Twitter, we will be giving out our last signed photo. The photo contains the signature of the voice actors, which is sure to be a worthy addition to any Magi’s dwelling!

New RUINSMAGUS Trailer in the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase

Win Exclusive Swag! Enter before Aug. 22nd!

Hi Everyone!

Did you have a chance to check out yesterday’s Meta Quest Gaming Showcase? RUINSMAGUS was featured with a brand new trailer!

Take a look at the world of Grand Amnis and see what adventures await! You can check out the trailer below.

Thank you for your support. Make sure to wishlist, if you haven’t yet! We can’t wait to share more about  RUINSMAGUS soon 🙂