Spider Studio, the company behind Of Orcs and Men (check out our review here) and the upcoming Mars War Logs, announced a big project they’ve been working on for quite a while – Bound by Flame. The game is an epic dark fantasy action-RPG where the player takes control of a mercenary possessed by a flame demon. More details from the official press release:
“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.”
The game includes full character customization of facets such as gender and facial features. Along with a crafting and upgrade system, companions and relationships with NPCs the game is set to be a nice addition to any gamers library of awesome RPGs. In the first official screenshot seen above, you can see what is referred to as a “Swamp Beast.”
Bound by Flame is currently aiming for a late 2013 release date and will be coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC. Let us know your thoughts on the game in the comments below!