Bound by Flame is the latest, hottest new thing from Mars: War Logs and Of Orcs and Men developer Spiders, and a launch trailer heralds its arrival on PC and consoles this week.
It's a combat-heavy action-RPG that pits players as a mercenary who gets possessed by a demon. The evil spirit bestows the unwitting soldier with special powers, like being able to wield a flaming sword at will - always handy. That's all well and good, but the demon also wants its influence to be total. It's up to players to choose by their actions whether to stay good and heroic, or to succumb to the evil within and let things get decidedly fiery.
As for the combat, it's spread across two disciplines that the player can switch between on the fly, namely Warrior and Ranger. The Warrior is all about big, heavy two-handed attacks that deal high damage, while the Ranger is more fleet-footed with dual-wield daggers and stealth abilities. Thanks to the demon, players can supplement both methods of attack with pyromancer abilities, spanning from the burning blade to hurling great big fireballs about.
Bound by Flame launches on PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on Friday, May 9.