waywardsagalogoWayward Saga, the spinoff to Rocketcat Games' excellent action-RPG Mage Gauntlet [$2.99], was originally announced more than two years ago. (It also used to be called Mage Dungeon, and then simply Wayward, before finally arriving at Wayward Saga. Just FYI.) Game development is a messy endeavor though, and additional projects as well as other outside factors have slowed down the progress on Wayward Saga. Our last real look at it was at GDC this past year, where Rocketcat's Kepa Auwae walked us through some of the ins and outs of the game, and we thought it looked great. However, during the rest of 2013 Wayward Saga development picked up again, and most recently Rocketcat mentioned on their Facebook page that they're shooting for a January or February release. They've also released some new work-in-progress footage, which you can see below.

The video description notes that Wayward Saga is finally feature-complete, and at this point they'll just be spending a few weeks fixing bugs and making tweaks before submitting the final version. I really loved Mage Gauntlet, and can hardly believe that it's been more than two years since its release. I have high hopes for Wayward Saga, and once some more concrete information is available regarding a release date we'll let you know. Also be sure to check out our forums for more discussion.

  • darkprophet2088

    Wayward Saga is coming along beautifully!

  • themostunclean

    Awesome! Loved Mage Gauntlet. Great to see this is coming out so soon.

  • ImJPaul

    Wowwww! Looks great!

  • nini

    I never completed Mage Gauntlet because of that damn last level but I'm hoping Wayward Saga doesn't do too much different.

    • Billy Ocean

      lol me too!

  • pausiopao

    Looks exactly like Mage gauntlet, not impressed it took 2 years of development to see such a recycled product by the looks of the video

    • Vira1969

      I am not sure if you know how the game goes.It is almost entirely different from Mage Gauntlet,with multiple characters,randomized dungeons and loads of different combat styles.Just because the graphics are similar,it does not mean that the games are equal.

    • Michael O'Connor

      Think of it more like a sequel. While the basics are fairly similar, it's a *lot* more expansive than Mage Gauntlet.

    • themostunclean

      Maybe you just haven't played MG for two years and don't have any fresh memories to make an accurate comparison. Just from the video I can see several major changes to the gameplay and graphics, but I just played the original a few days ago.

  • PoloBaquerizoH

    Looks awesome!

  • defunct32

    I am impressed with the video in this article, if that's the early build then I wager the end product should be amazing and hopefully polished (no bugs or weird things). Keeping my eyes on this game.

  • Sestion

    Great video and a catchy music track. I hope that's in the game. I never played the first one but now I might have to take the plunge...

  • http://www.friv2friv4.com/ Friv 2 Friv 4

    Just from the video I can see several major changes to the gameplay. like.

  • http://www.friv2friv4.com/ Friv 2 Friv 4

    I hope that's in the games.