Developer Frozenbyte, creators of the Trine and Shadowgrounds series, have announced their next game, Nine Parchments.

The story of the game is centered around a group of wizard academy students, who’ve decided to skip years of training in pursuit of the Nine Parchments.

The game is described as a “co-operative blast’em up game of magic mayhem,” in which up to four players can join up together. “As the wannabe wizards rapidly discover powerful new spells and ignore all safety aspects, it’s natural that their hasty progress results in lots of unwanted deaths…,” Frozenbyte describes.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

From what the footage shows, these young magic users come equipped with quite the variety of spells. From hurling fireballs to channeling beams of arcane energy, it must take versatility to take down foes such as huge rock golems and what looks to be strange feathery raptors.

Take a look at some of the screens released for the game:

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Nine Parchments is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2017. A playable version of the game was featured at the developer’s booth at this year’s Gamescom in the Indie Arena.

So far, the price for Nine Parchments has yet to be revealed. Stay tuned for more on the game and its official release date.

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