Masquerada Songs and Shadows is a Tactical RPG coming to Switch before Fire Emblem

Masquerada Songs and Shadows is coming to Switch in May. Originally released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Masquerada Songs and Shadows is a tactical RPG set in “a fantastical world inspired by Renaissance-era Venice and brought to life in a vibrant, hand-drawn art style.”

The game features the voice talents of Matt Mercer, Felicia Day, Jennifer Hale, Dave Fennoy, and Ashly Burch and is developed by Witching Hour Studios. 

The release of Masquerada Songs and Shadows is important as it will beat Fire Emblem to the Switch, giving fans a game in the same genre. 

Masquerada Songs and Shadows

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In Masquerada Songs and Shadows; 

A friend’s disappearance leads Cicero Gavar on a journey through a fantastical world. Cicero will crush foes in real-time combat with tactical pause, combining his control over the elements with those of his companions on their adventure through a society at war with itself.

In the game’s world, only the rich and powerful have access to Mascherines; special masks that grant magical abilities. Over the course of a five-year civil war, these masks have grown rarer and more difficult to find. Witching Hour Studios says; “Cicero’s party will unearth how intimately the secrets of their pasts are intertwined with the war, their society, and the history of the Mascherines.”

Matt Mercer, voice actor for Cicero Gavar said;

Masquerada was an incredible experience for me. As a lover of storytelling and character development, the incredible writing of the game drew me in immediately. Now mix this grand tale with my love of Isometric RPGs of yore, and I’m sold on multiple levels. I’m not just a cast member of the project, but a dedicated fan.

Masquerada Songs and Shadows is coming to Switch on May 9.

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