Bound By Flame: This Story Trailer Is Hot

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

Focus Home Interactive and Spiders studios have released a story trailer for their upcoming fantasy RPG Bound By Flame which will release next spring for PC, PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360. The publisher is calling this the “Epic Story Trailer” and while it definitely is a eye catching trailer I’m still waiting to see the game running in action before I really pass judgment on this one. It sounds like Spiders is being ambitious and building upon what they’ve learned from creating Mars: War Logs and Of Orcs and Men so hopefully their vision comes to life next year. I am curious as to why the next gen port is only on PS4 though, as I’m sure Bound By Flame could do well on Xbox One as well. Full details about the title are below.

Christmas is coming, and Bound by Flame is taking a little break from its final months in the development phase (title set for spring 2014 release) to offer us a scorching Epic Story Trailer! In this video, the most ambitious RPG to date from Spiders studios (Mars: War Logs, Of Orcs and Men) reveals more about the game world and background which will very soon enthrall players on PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®

The new video once again provides an exciting glimpse into some of the extraordinary creatures in the vast bestiary in this role-playing game. The bestiary in Bound by Flame comprises some unique and impressive creatures, each with their own behavior, which makes the battles both tactically deep and spectacular.

The rich combat system in the game is matched only by the player’s freedom of action; he will be confronted with numerous decisions and different choices throughout the quest that could dramatically change how the plot unfolds. The player is possessed by a flame demon and will face a constant dilemma: should he allow the demon to exert its influence to use its mighty powers of fire, or reject its influence and develop his own heroic skills? The alignment of the player between his demonic and human side will affect various game events, quests and his relationships with his many companions.

Bound by Flame will be released on PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® in Q1 2014.

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About Bound By Flame

Bound by Flame lets you play a mercenary possessed by a flame demon. As a victim of this demonic influence, players will have to choose between the powers offered by their host, or to keep their humanity, 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.

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 to choose their gender and facial characteristics. This will of course have an 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.

Finally, the bestiary of Bound by Flame is rich and spectacular. Players will get to fight many 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?

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