The new game is actually a prequel to the storyline of the original game. It occurs some 500 years before the original game occurs, a time when the world was slightly less civilized and the magic was a touch more raw. It concerns the unrest that has occurred with the death of the Magistrator, a powerful wizard who has held the magical world in a state of balance for millennia. The game is set against a backdrop of huge battles of nation against nation.
The single-player campaign sees the player take on the role of Aurax, a young man who finds himself thrust into a quest, discovering magic, and finally re-shaping the political landscape of the lands. We brought in the skills of a professional scriptwriter very early on in the project cycle to help us with the storyline, character development, and dialogue within the game. It certainly has made a difference.Het coolste aan Magic & Mayhem: The Art of Magic is dat de game ook multiplayer ondersteund via MSN Gaming Zone en dat het gepland staat voor het eerste kwartaal van dit jaar.