The Unspoken is one of the best multiplayer virtual reality gaming experiences you can have today. This modern day wizard brawler takes place in Chicago and pits your sorcery skills against other crafty spellcasters to decide who the best archmage really is.
The game released alongside Oculus Touch late last year but its developer, Insomniac (Ratchet and Clank) promised frequent updates soon after launch. Well it turns out our first piece of additional magic arrives tomorrow.
In a blog post, Insomniac announced two new pieces of Unspoken content. The first is Lockport Bridge, a brand new map to wage arcane war upon. According to the post:
Lockport Bridge is the most dynamic arena in the underground circuit. Freezing winds from across the lake form ice columns in the channel, changing the fundamental topology of this battleground. Pedestals with wide sight lines become sheltered coves, vulnerable from only a few opponent positions.
The shifting nature of Lockport Bridge will have a major impact on how combatants move and fight. Also effecting strategy on Lockport is the map’s summon: the Bridge Wraith.
As the storm intensifies, and after every column is formed, a Summon Orb manifests beneath the bridge. Breaking it unleashes the spirit of a hapless victim, drowned long ago. Impossibly thin ice freezes around his extremities to form the Bridge Wraith—a vengeful grotesque hell-bent on entombing its victim in an icy sheath. If you find yourself rooted, your time on this plane is drawing to a swift and bitter end. Better luck next time.
Just like the Unpsoken’s other summons, the Bridge Wraith will have the ability to dramatically turn the tide of battle. If you’re quick enough to win him to your side, you’ll have the advantage of a frozen opponent. And as any Unspoken player knows, if you can’t move you lose.
Finally, Insomniac is also releasing The Unspoken’s first new artifact. Artifacts are powerful totems that, with the right flicks and twists of your hands, can unleash devastating power. Dark Tag is the name of the new artifact and according to Insomniac: “This spellbound spray-paint…stencils mystic paint traps to obscure an opponent’s vision. A tagged spellcaster is exposed to deadly homing spells, unable to counter or dodge—the Dark Tag stacks well with every offensive spell.”
In a cryptic farewell, Insomniac teased what could be a new class by writing, “From across the lake, the wind changes. Electric lights flicker. Spellcasters of a new cloak will soon join the duel.”