RUINSMAGUS

An immersive VR action RPG

Mastiff | CharacterBank


Creative | Marketing | Consulting | PR

The beautiful, anime-inspired JRPG world of RUINSMAGUS is brought to life through immersive VR mechanics and perfectly-tuned controls. An engrossing narrative, a heartwarming musical score, challenging dungeons, and well-known Japanese voice actors make RUINSMAGUS the breakthrough VR title of 2022.

“We’ll be interested to see just how deep of an experience the game ends up being but, visually speaking, it already looks quite striking.”
– Jamie Feltham (UploadVR)

Social Media Assets

Here’s a glance at some of the social media assets shared for RUINSMAGUS‘s marketing campaign.

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Nora: The Wannabe Alchemist
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Gameplay Teaser & Launch Trailer

Our Creative team designed this Gameplay Teaser and Launch Trailer for the announcement of RUINSMAGUS‘s release on Meta Quest and Steam.

Influencer Partnerships

Logo for Mastiff and CharacterBank's VR RPG adventure, RUINSMAGUS.

 

Out Now: VR Action RPG RUINSMAGUS Receives DLC & Major Update

 

Now available on Steam, Meta Quest, and Oculus Rift Stores

 

SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 7, 2022 – Japanese developer CharacterBank and veteran publisher Mastiff today announced “The Warrior and the Tailor,” a paid DLC for their stunning action VR RPG RUINSMAGUS. A free content update is also being released today – including “Meister’s Abyss” (a.k.a. survival mode) and the ability to replay previously completed levels.

Grand Amnis has never felt more alive: A bustling all-new area features trendy shops, a tranquil river, and chatty townsfolk. But a peaceful day of exploring turns sour when Iris enters a mysterious shop – only to meet a terrifying new enemy. Facing down this fierce swordsman may unlock untold treasures, a few worthwhile memories – and even some fashionable new outfits for Iris. 

“Meister’s Abyss” – part of the free update released today – introduces a special survival mode where players face wave after wave of ever-more-challenging enemies while allowing for loadout upgrades between each wave. Players may also summon other characters from the story (including Iris) to fight alongside them. This brand-new mode will be available for those players who have achieved Meister rank (completed Chapter 23). It’s now possible to replay previously completed missions as well – a surefire way to improve scores. Bonus: The highly-anticipated English voiceover will be available as a free update in early 2023!

 

“‘The Warrior and the Tailor’ introduces a whole new story that greatly expands the world of RUINSMAGUS while giving players more content and customization options,” says Shuto Mikami, president of CharacterBank. “We’re immensely grateful to players who have joined us on this VR adventure. The new DLC and content update are our way of saying thanks to the amazing RUINSMAGUS community.”

RUINSMAGUS has taken the VR world by storm with top-tier visuals, music, and action RPG gameplay,” says Bill Swartz, president and CEO of Mastiff. “We love what CharacterBank has done with this DLC and content update. We think that the fans will love it, too!”

 

“The Warrior and the Tailor” Key Features
Bustling new area: Explore beautiful new shops and alleyways – now accessible after completing Chapter Five.
Intriguing side story
: Experience danger, humor, and an unexpected twist!
Fresh boss battle
: Face a mysterious swordsman and live to tell the tale.
Iris’ fashion journey:
With more than 50 different combinations of outfits and headwear, you can personalize Iris’ clothes to your heart’s content!

Pricing & Availability
“The Warrior and the Tailor” DLC is now available on the Meta Quest Store, Oculus Rift Store, and Steam VR for $5.99. The full game retails for $34.99. Cross-buy is supported between the Meta Quest and Oculus Rift Stores. The PICO version will be available at a later date; check out the game’s Twitter account for updates.

Meta Quest Store

https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/6669173709823400

Oculus Rift Store

https://www.oculus.com/deeplink/?action=view&path=app/3985373324895196

Steam
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1701560/RUINSMAGUS

 

Assets

Trailer

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ZgRdC0FRI

Download

https://www.dropbox.com/s/saar3h3eb6cpose/DLC_launch_trailer_RUINSMAGUS.mp4?dl=0

 

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR

https://imgur.com/a/gowbZJZ

Download

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ye71b8rnjxl0f4l/screenshots_RUINSMAGUS_DLC.zip

 

Social Media
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ruinsmagus
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ruinsmagus_en
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ruinsmagus
Reddit – https://www.reddit.com/r/RUINSMAGUS_VRRPG

 

About CharacterBank
CharacterBank inc. strives to create innovative and memorable Extended 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 Mastiff
Mastiff is a publisher of video games on all platforms. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in San Francisco and Tokyo, the company has released titles in virtually every genre – including action, adventure, RPG, FPS, party, horror, and music. To learn more about Mastiff, please visit https://mastiff-games.com.

RUINSMAGUS ©2022 CharacterBank inc. Published by CharacterBank, and co-published under license by Mastiff. All rights reserved.

 

Virtual Reality JRPG RUINSMAGUS Out Now on Both Meta Quest & Steam VR

 

Solve the Mystery. Save the City. Become a Hero.

SAN FRANCISCO – July 7, 2022 – Veteran publisher Mastiff and CharacterBank today announced the worldwide release of the anime-inspired VR action JRPG RUINSMAGUS on Meta Quest 2 and Steam VR headsets. If you ever wanted to experience a JRPG firsthand – through your very own eyes, in first-person – RUINSMAGUS is about to blow your mind.

Immersive VR mechanics and responsive controls tuned perfectly for intense action RPG gameplay bring the world of RUINSMAGUS to life. An engrossing narrative, heartwarming musical score, challenging dungeons, and acclaimed Japanese voice actors make RUINSMAGUS the breakthrough VR title of 2022.

It’s a Kind of Magic
In RUINSMAGUS, you’ll take on the role of a novice in the magical arts sent to investigate the abandoned ruins below the prosperous town of Grand Amnis. The town’s wealth depends largely on artifacts hidden deep within the ruins, protected by powerful Guardians. Faced with a daunting challenge, you must answer the question that haunts every one of your fellow citizens: What mysteries lurk beneath the gilded streets of Grand Amnis?

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

 

RUINSMAGUS is the product of every dream we’ve had since we were children,” says Shuto Mikami, president, CharacterBank. “For us, there’s nothing better than having both experienced VR enthusiasts and new players enjoy their time in the world we created for them.”

“CharacterBank hit a homerun with RUINSMAGUS,” says Bill Swartz, president and CEO, Mastiff. “The game is a delight on all fronts – fully delivering on the promise of VR. Many people grew up playing traditional JRPGs and wishing they were inside the game. With RUINSMAGUS, that wish is now a reality.”

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 now available on the Meta Quest Store and Steam VR. The game is currently only compatible with Windows PCs.

Meta Quest Store: $34.99
https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/6669173709823400

Steam: $31.49 (10% discount during first week); back to $34.99 as of July 14
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1701560/RUINSMAGUS

Assets

Launch Trailer

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH7ETzlAj0M

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9qt6u7mru3ghw3l/trailer_RUINSMAGUS.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/IENRcOY

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gufma1cghjrd2hf/screenshots_RUINSMAGUS_MQ2_Steam_VR.zip?dl=0

Social Media
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ruinsmagus_en
Reddit – https://www.reddit.com/r/RUINSMAGUS_VRRPG

About Mastiff
Mastiff is a publisher of video games on all platforms. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in San Francisco and Tokyo, the company has released titles in virtually every genre – including action, adventure, RPG, FPS, party, horror, and music. To learn more about Mastiff, please visit https://mastiff-games.com.

About CharacterBank
CharacterBank inc. strives to create innovative and memorable Extended 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.

RUINSMAGUS ©2022 CharacterBank inc. Published by CharacterBank, and co-published under license by Mastiff. All rights reserved.

 

VR anime fantasy RPG RUINSMAGUS featured in Meta Quest Gaming Showcase [new gameplay teaser]

 

Everyone’s favorite VR JRPG was just featured in the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase!

To mark the occasion, Mastiff is releasing a brand new gameplay teaser today that highlights both the action and narrative elements that await players in RUINSMAGUS:

 

 

Catch up on the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase here:

 

 

This beautiful, anime-inspired JRPG world is brought to life through immersive VR mechanics and perfectly-tuned controls on Meta Quest. An engrossing narrative, heartwarming musical score, challenging dungeons, and acclaimed Japanese voice actors make RUINSMAGUS the breakthrough VR title of 2022!

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 14 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 that bring your character to life.

Pricing & Availability
RUINSMAGUS will be released on the Oculus Quest Store and Steam in Summer 2022.

Wishlist the game today:

https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/6669173709823400

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1701560/RUINSMAGUS

Assets

April 20 Gameplay Teaser

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd4lSzMJwwQ

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ru84521oh28walf/gameplay_teaser_RUINSMAGUS.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots, GIFs & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/TiCGp5m

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ehbu1ow87sk2lzz/screenshots_RUINSMAGUS.zip?dl=0

 

About Mastiff
Mastiff is a publisher of video games on all platforms. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in San Francisco and Tokyo, the company has released titles in virtually every genre – including action, adventure, RPG, FPS, party, horror, and music. To learn more about Mastiff, please visit https://mastiff-games.com.

About CharacterBank
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, CharacterBank designs, develops, and operates XR games – including VR and AR. The VR action RPG RUINSMAGUS is the studio’s latest title. To learn more about CharacterBank, please visit https://character-bank.com.

 

Mastiff Set to Publish CharacterBank’s VR Action RPG
RUINSMAGUS on Meta Quest & Steam in Spring 2022

 

Solve the Mystery. Save the City. Become a Hero.

SAN FRANCISCO – March 24, 2022 Publisher Mastiff today announced a partnership with Japanese developer CharacterBank to publish the stunning fantasy RPG RUINSMAGUS on Meta Quest and Steam!

RUINSMAGUS sets out on a quest to redefine the action RPG genre with a beautiful, anime-inspired fantasy world brought to life through immersive VR mechanics and perfectly-tuned Oculus Touch controls. An engrossing narrative, a heartwarming musical score, and well-known Japanese voice actors add to the game’s depth – making RUINSMAGUS a truly magical experience. The game is scheduled for release in Spring 2022.

Solve the Mysteries of the Ruins
In RUINSMAGUS, you will take on the role of a novice in the magical arts who is sent to investigate the abandoned ruins below the prosperous town of Grand Amnis. The town’s wealth depends largely on artifacts hidden deep within the ruins, protected by powerful Guardians. Faced with a daunting challenge, you must answer the question that haunts each and every one of your fellow citizens: What mysteries lurk beneath the gilded streets and corners of Grand Amnis?

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

Lifelike Oculus Touch Controls
Effortlessly cast spells with a gauntlet using your right hand, defend with a shield with your left – or use blink (a short-range teleportation move). There are 14 unique types of magic available in RUINSMAGUS in three major categories: Charge Magic, Skill Magic, and Special Deadly Magic. The game also features 9 armor, gauntlet, and shield types – and 13 items (including potions, injections, and grenades).

 

“With RUINSMAGUS, our goal is to welcome gamers to a jaw-dropping virtual fantasy world unlike anything else in VR,” says Shuto Mikami, President of CharacterBank Inc. “We’re delighted to partner with an experienced publisher in Mastiff to share RUINSMAGUS with the world. Thanks to our joint efforts, we’ll be able to devote more time to the project to deliver a mind-blowing VR experience.”

 

“CharacterBank has the creativity, passion, and technology to create beautiful, compelling worlds that make for immersive gaming experiences that everyone can enjoy,” says Bill Swartz, President & CEO of Mastiff. “We’re thrilled to be working with CharacterBank and are honored to help deliver these experiences to the world.”

RUINSMAGUS will be released on the Oculus Quest Store and Steam in Spring 2022.

Assets

Trailer

YouTube (Japanese with English subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP6Jws5AzqU

Download (Japanese only)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lo2m6ybpoy2ju19/RUINSMAGUS_Second_Trailer_JP.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots, GIFs & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/TiCGp5m

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ehbu1ow87sk2lzz/screenshots_RUINSMAGUS.zip?dl=0

Social Media
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ruinsmagus_en
Reddit – https://www.reddit.com/r/RUINSMAGUS_VRRPG

About Mastiff
Mastiff is a publisher of video games on all platforms. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in San Francisco and Tokyo, the company has released titles in virtually every genre – including action, adventure, RPG, FPS, party, horror, and music. To learn more about Mastiff, please visit https://mastiff-games.com.

About CharacterBank
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, CharacterBank designs, develops, and operates XR games – including VR and AR. The VR action RPG RUINSMAGUS is the studio’s latest title. To learn more about CharacterBank, please visit https://character-bank.com.

RUINSMAGUS ©2022 CharacterBank Inc. Published by CharacterBank, and co-published under license by Mastiff. All rights reserved.

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