The studio behind Mars: War Logs, which will be released this Spring, has announced another game that will be out on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in late 2013. Bound by Flame is an action-RPG set in a dark fantasy universe where players will control a mercenary possessed by a flame demon. The first screenshot and more details inside.
SPIDERS STUDIO AND FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE UNVEIL BOUND BY FLAME
While part of Spiders Studio's team finishes development of Mars War Logs, releasing soon on digital distribution platforms, we are pleased to unveil Bound by Flame. Bound by Flame is their bigger project, under development for months now and targeted for release on PC, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® at the end of 2013.
We present Bound by Flame to you with the very first screenshot of the game. This action/role-playing game lets you play a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in an ambitious Dark Fantasy universe.
As a victim of this demonic influence, players will have to choose between the powers offered by this evil or to reject the demonic influence, developing heroic talents instead. Dangers, and enemies becoming more terrifying and fearsome in battle, will be temptations to acquire more power by giving up part of the hero's soul to the demon. Progression of the demonic influence will be reflected by the transformation of the hero's body.
Through its different chapters, Bound by Flame will offer many quests around a primary, epic adventure. Depending on the choices made by the player and the influence of the demon, some chapters will offer different scenarios and a different experience, adding important replayability to the game. Real-time battles are impressive and dynamic. If the player begins the game knowing only the basics of combat, fire magic, and assassination, he will be able to specialize by unlocking and improving many skills and powers, through 3 different skill trees.
Bound by Flame lets the players customize their character. During the creation of their hero, players will be able choose their gender and freely alter their facial characteristics. This will of course have an influence on the demon's appearance. Bound by Flame also includes a crafting system, allowing them to create and improve equipment, including their armor and weapons. Several companions will join the player during his quest, and will, depending on the player's actions, develop friendship, romance or rivalry.
Finally, the bestiary of Bound by Flame is rich and spectacular. Today's screenshot introduces you to the terrifying Swamp Beast, but you will get to fight many other impressive creatures: shadow dragons, liches, undead, ice creatures... epic confrontations abound. Which path will the players take? Will they lust after the demon's power and magic to annihilate their foes, or will they favor their combat skills and their bravery?
Bound by is targeted for release on PC, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® at the end of 2013.
@KORNdog: ..but they had been testing the concept with players, can't argue with a focus group, this is science you'no.. :/ (1 minute ago)
I'll miss Visceral but I won't miss a title that was probably in an awful state. No reason to assume we're being robbed of anything quality. (1 minute ago)
They probably missed loads of milestones for it to have shuttered the studio. Even if they're "abandoning" single player, which sounds like a hot-take to me. (2 minutes ago)
next bioware game also being a destiny-type game, it's starting to look like EA is abandoning the traditional single-player genre (14 minutes ago)
make "an experience that players will want to come back to and enjoy for a long time to come".. which i'm just guessing is more like Destiny, Division. (20 minutes ago)
Even hired amy hennig too, guess we won't see the fruits of that labour now. (21 minutes ago)
That was a game i was looking forward to seeing more from. A big-budget star wars adventure game. Ofc it could be the game just didn't work, but from that article it sounds more like they wanted to (21 minutes ago)