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Bound by Flame will be released on PS4 alongside previously announced formats in early 2014

Thursday, 29th August 2013 16:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Bound by Flame, the new RPG from Spiders Studios announced back in March, will be released on PlayStation 4 the game’s publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced.

Bound by Flame puts players in the role of a mercenary possessed by a flame demon who must choose between the powers offered by their host, or to keep their humanity with heroic talents.

There will also be temptations to acquire more power in the game by giving up part of the hero’s soul to the demon. Progression of the demonic influence will also be reflected by the transformation of the hero’s body.

Depending on the choices made by the player and the influence of the demon, some chapters will offer different scenarios and a different experience.

Real-time battles and three different skill trees are part of the game along with character customization which will have a direct influence on the demon’s appearance.

Bound by Flame also includes a crafting system, allowing players 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.

Foes include shadow dragons, liches, undead, ice creatures and more.

Focus Home Interactive also sent over some screenshots featuring one of the playable characters “tussling with some of the many original and dangerous creatures that make up the impressive bestiary.”

Bound by Flame will release in early 2014 on PC, PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360.

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  1. fearmonkey

    Very pretty looking game, I hope this one turns out to be great.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    I hadn’t heard of this until just now.

    And what I see is oddly pleasing. The first thing to greet my eyes is a lady who hasn’t had a chainmail bikini grafted to her skin. That’s a really nice start, because first impressions count. The next things I see are alien creatures not typical of fantasy, being more akin to Morrowind.

    And that pushes so many nostalgia buttons in my brain. Fantasy I’ve always viewed as this super-homogenised, generic mush. It’s been that way for a while, now, since around the period of D&D and Tolkien. They weren’t responsible, of course, but they certainly popularised homogeneous fantasy. You know, I am HERO of IDYLLIC WORLD, I face EVIL CORRUPTION, I slay DRAGON to stop EVIL CORRUPTION, I get LOOT, I save IDYLLIC WORLD, I get HERO PARADE, I get LAID.

    Yawn.

    That’s been fantasy everything for a good decade, now. Depressingly homogeneous. I started to look at fantasy as being a sort of McDonald’s burger a while ago, y’know? It’s just this flavourless thing filled with stuff that’s really not good for you, and will likely addict you, and you won’t stop eating it. You can’t stop eating it.

    Here though I’m not seeing an idyllic world with wolves and dragons and shit.

    Huh.

    Screenshot 2 is something, isn’t it? Like what you’d see in a bad dream if you’d eaten something questionable the day before. They’re balloon spiders, who can fly, because they’re balloons, but also spiders. Which is as fascinating as it is morbid. That certainly beats slaying harmless wildlife, at least for me.

    And it’s not completely desaturated, too. It actually has some variance in its colour palette. Not as much as I’d like to see, but it’s still an improvement over how games have looked lately.

    Huh.

    Also, hm. I could be the HERO (also known as the sociopathic kleptomaniac), or I could be the thrall of some kind of fire demon. The latter actually seems the more interesting prospect, considering I’ve been the HERO in pretty much everything ever of late.

    Hm.

    I think I want this. Yes. Yes, I think I do.

    #2 11 months ago