Explorer-centric Wander launches June 4th with new Hira form

Explorers rejoice! On June 4th, those who revel in the non-combat aspects of MMOs will be able to meander aimlessly through the wilds of Wander when it launches on Steam and on the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Asia. Players will start off lumbering across the lands as a tree, learning and communicating with others using Wander’s own glyph and drawing-based language, Rozhda, while discovering new sights and new forms to turn into. One of these forms is the newly revealed Hira form, a humanoid with fins and gills that swims, skydives, and rides other players in griffon form. Experience a taste of the Hira in the video below.

Source: Wander press release
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Gavaevodata
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Gavaevodata

After looking into the game I still don’t get it…

Jacra
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Jacra

Paaperclips Farg You forgot formation flight and synchronous transformation!

Jacra
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Jacra

Werewolf Finds Dragon Agreed, same here, puzzled what the longer term draw is.

Werewolf Finds Dragon
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Werewolf Finds Dragon

I’ve been watching this since forever. I don’t know what the hook is, yet. I mean, if it’s just walking around and changing shape, that may become boring. Is there a story? And perhaps are there puzzles to solve? Something like Uru with more parkour, shapeshifting, and so on would be my dream experience come true. And now I can’t get the image of a griff pecking irritatedly at Teledahn’s three button out of my head. (Spoilers?)
It could be brilliant. I want to believe that it will be. I just want to understand its raison d’etre. I don’t think that just walking around terrain generated areas and assuming new forms occasionally will hold my interest, despite how much I’d want it to. I seek stimulating, engaging, deep things. I can only hope t hat this will provide.
And even if it can’t, even if it is just shapeshifting around terrain gen’d areas? I’d have a bit of fun with that for at least a little while.
I see no caveats, here.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

Interested.

amoranth
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amoranth

A super pretty relaxation/exploration mmo where you can transform into gryphons and tree people and sea monsters? I can’t say no. Even if it isn’t that interesting after the first few hours of game time, which is always a possibility, I’m still hyped… in the chillest way possible, of course.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

When I read “rides other players in griffon form” I though that the player would be in gryphon form riding other players. xD Then I remember how annoying English is and started laughing.
I am pretty interested in this. For the sole reason that if it is focused on exploration.. there should be tons of fun stuff to uncover and beautiful vistas to see.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf
Paaperclips
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Paaperclips

Vexia I’ve actually been following this game and even I’m surprised how close it is. lol

Vexia
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Vexia

This game just looks so pleasant. I’m surprised it’s going to be released so soon, though! It really flew under the radar.

Line with more hugs
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Line with more hugs

Can’t say I care too much about the usual raidordiez MMOs, but this one… has my attention.
Maybe my money at launch, it sure is different. Maybe that’s what we need, something completely out there to shake things up a little bit. I hope that they’ll find their niche… 
If we could have sex in an MMO, that would be this one though. Even if I don’t want to imagine what people will do to those poors griffons.

Nate Woodard
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Nate Woodard

The ARE PEA will be heavy in this game!!!  All joking aside, it does look rather interesting and cudos, many cudos in fact, go to the developers for bringing something new to the table.

Paaperclips
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Paaperclips

Manic Velocity AndrewWonders Confirmed that it will be $25. :) They also said so on the Playstation Blog. :D Very excited for a one time purchase with no sub or microtransactions!

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

*intense squeeing*
Thanks for the confirm, guys n’ gals. :D

karmamule
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karmamule

Excellent!  We need more MMO makers thinking outside the box like this.  Eagerly waiting for launch day! 

:-D

omedon666
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omedon666

I can picture catchy expansion titles such as:
THE FIRES OF FRIENDSHIP
THE LOST POWER OF OF SERENITY
THE STORM OF HUGS

Manic Velocity
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Manic Velocity

AndrewWonders According to their twitter feed, the game will be $25.  And no cash shop!

omedon666
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omedon666

WHOA hang on, PS4? I thought this was some far fetched indie thing that would be in earlyaccessprealphatestingbetacrowdfundbackerexclusive mode for another half a decade!  I’m so glad to have guessed wrong!

Paaperclips
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Paaperclips

MJ Guthrie Paaperclips wolfyseyes Oh! Maybe it -will- be US too! :o

Wander Coming to PS4 on June 4th

This is on the US blog, so maybe? :D

TheDonDude
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TheDonDude

Wasn’t even aware of this title before now.  Sounds interesting.

Kanbe
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Kanbe

Is this a full game release or is this for an early access build? Sadly with the game market right now I never know if launch means an actual release or an alpha build =

AndrewWonders
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AndrewWonders

Anyone know what the cost is going to be on this?

Celestial
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Celestial

Why do I imagine a lot of players’ first words in the game will be: “I am Groot?” :P

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

Paaperclips wolfyseyes That is what we understand too =D  Steam everywhere, PS4 only in EU and Asia.

Paaperclips
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Paaperclips

wolfyseyes I think it means Steam will be June 4th for everyone, but it is also coming to PS4 in Europe and Asia (aka not North America) :)

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

Wait…wait did this release in the States already? Or are we getting it later? Or can I get it through Steam despite an EU launch?
Pardon the derp, but this vital information, yo!

Paaperclips
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Paaperclips

Liandreth Me too! I’m so excited. :D

Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

Like the look of this. Has a nice relaxed feel to it and that trailer certainly piqued my interest.

Paaperclips
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Paaperclips

Farg I imagine hardcore progression non-combat raiding will be a huge part of this game. Guilds will put together their top performing players into 40-man raid teams and together they will conquer the toughest endgame content. Things like, splashing joyfully in a puddle or planting flowers in an open grove.

“You are NOT prepared!”

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

Has a pseudo -Earthsea vibe about it with runes and shapechanging and such. Curious as to what the sticky factor will be.

Liandreth
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Liandreth

Woo, finally a steam release date. Can’t wait to try this one out! I can’t wait to Ent it up!

Farg
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Farg

are they’re raids

Rustybladez
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Rustybladez

I keep forgetting this game exists despite getting intrigued each time I read about it.

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