Non-Combat PS4 MMO Wander Releases Next Week, See the Story Trailer

May 28, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Missing its previously planned launch window of March, Wander is now releasing for the PlayStation 4 on Thursday, June 4 in North America and Friday, June 5 in Europe.

In the new story trailer today, you’ll get to see all four of the forms players can discover in the game – including the newly introduced hira – along with looks at the visuals and scenery.

Described as a “non-combat MMO where you explore a lush, wild rainforest filled with hidden secrets to discover,” Wander’s griffin flying experience has been polished. Writer and Character Designer Crystal Flinn says, “Anyone who thinks flying will simply be a matter of just pressing a button to get from point A to point B is in for a pleasant surprise, as it will require a little bit of skill and practise to master.”

Elsewhere, the menu system doesn’t involve a menu at all and allows you to manage the map, review communication glyphs, and change into other forms. As for what those glyphs are, Flinn explained:

Now, you all might be thinking: “Glyphs? What is a glyph and what does it have to do with me?” Well, my lovelies, if you want to communicate with other wanderers, it’s not simply a matter of walking up to them and introducing yourself. You’ve got to learn how, just like in real life! You could be talking to someone who speaks a completely different language than you do, after all.

Thus, while traversing the rainforest you will come across stones that teach you how to draw symbols, which will allow you to speak to other players. This also makes use of the PS4 controller in a very cool and innovative way, by drawing symbols on the touch pad. So basically, the more you search, the more you can say! Do with this knowledge what you wish. You could become the most helpful person in Wander, using what you’ve learned to help new players find useful and interesting places, lorestones, etc. You could become a legend among wanderers. Or, you could just make some friends and then let them figure things out on their own. Your call.

Playing as a hira, you’ll also have the option of skydiving from a griffin when up high.

If you’re wondering about price, Wander will be $25. “It’s $25, once off, no in-game purchases or anything like that,” Flinn said. “You can play the game solo but you won’t be able to get every Trophy. The skydiving between two griffin’s one for example requires 3 people, plenty of skill and some luck.”

There will be also be a Wander PS4 theme available at launch, though it wasn’t given a price.

Here’s a list of Wander’s features:

  • Breathtaking landscape in full HD based on realistic weather patterns and researched rainforest data
  • Utilizing exploration, beauty, cooperation, and transformation to give you a unique player experience
  • Large scale non-competitive MMO gameplay
  • Extensive world filled with unseen and secluded mysteries
  • Immersive and intricate sound design
  • Continuously soothing atmosphere

Will you be picking up Wander?

[Source: NA PS Blog, EU PS Blog, PlayStation]