Bound By Flame screens show five new companions ahead of next week’s launch

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:16 GMT By Dave Cook

Bound By Flame developer Spiders has published five new screens showing off the RPG’s companions. It comes ahead of the game’s May 9 launch on PC, PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360.


I’m playing it now, but can’t say squat about it yet. We’ll have full impressions later next week. Stay tuned for those.

But in the meantime you can check out my big Bound By Flame interview with Spiders about the game’s combat mechanic, moral choices and more.

Over on the Bound By Flame blog, Spiders writes, “Sybil, the young mage, provides excellent long-distance back-up and uses a special skill that enables her to heal you during combat. Randval the warrior excels at hand-to-hand combat and will divert the attention of your opponents, leaving you free to attack safely and to cast your devastating fire spells.

“Rhelmar the elf is an expert in ranged combat and will rain arrows down on your enemies while you charge into the heat of the melee. The witch, Edwen, has mastered certain hitherto unknown dark and mystical arts. She is able to devastate adversaries at long range with powerful magic spells, and can temporarily take control of an enemy’s mind and turn it against their allies.

“Last, but not least, Mathras is no ordinary undead… more ancient than the Ice Lords themselves, Mathras has perfected the art of swordsmanship and melee combat over the last several thousand years. Like Edwen, he can also reverse the allegiance of an opponent for a short period using his willpower alone.”

Here are the screens. Enjoy!