Today we are blessed (or is it cursed?) with the screenshots to upcoming PlayStation 4 multi-platform title Bound By Flame. This game, which falls into the Action RPG category, is expected to release for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC, and Sony PS4 on May 9, 2014 (in North America). Focus Home Interactive is publishing the game with Spiders, the development studio behind Mars: War Logs. Today’s Press Release detailed a number of key points re-iterated about the game’s upcoming RPG feel. Those who remember the Combat Videos released subsequently will feel the full implications of choices made in the game so together these elements appear to offer a promising and fresh mix of gameplay.
The following screenshots show off character customization and the various styles of Heroes in the game. Gameplay elements discussed also include customization of items, crafting in-game, and more. Take a look at this excerpt from the Official Press Release below.
“You therefore play a mercenary of the Freeborn Blades, who is possessed by a flame demon at the start of the adventure. When you start a new game, you are free to choose your character’s look: gender (which will affect some of the dialog, particularly with companions and potential romances), facial features, ethnicity and hairstyles.
But your character customization doesn’t end there; you will find and create new items of armor during your quest using the ingenious in-game crafting system. Not only will this have an impact on your combat tactics using the bonuses you have been granted but it will also alter your appearance, because each armor item can be customized with various extras, i.e. shoulder pads, knee pads and a range of other protective features, each having a particular style. The combinations are infinite, so each character will be unique!
Last but not least, you will be faced with many choices and dilemmas during your adventure. Depending on your decisions, you can perform heroic actions to reject the demon’s influence or be consumed by the power of the flame by allowing yourself to be controlled by the demon’s will. This demonic influence will be shown in the different stages of your transformation, and you will become increasingly demonic and less human! These screenshots illustrate all this using a selection of characters you can create and play in Bound by Flame!
Bound by Flame will be available on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC on May 9, 2014.”