Spiders and Focus Home are Bound by Flame


Spiders Studio and Focus Home Interactive are on an RPG roll together right now. Of Orcs and Men turned out great, Mars: War Logs is shaping up well on the digital download front for this spring, and now there’s a third game in development for later this year.

Bound by Flame, a dark fantasy action-RPG coming to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, thrusts players into the role of a mercenary possessed by a demon of fire. The choices players will make in deciding whether to give in to the demonic influences to gain more power or reject the flaming evil spirit within to follow a more heroic path will influence the main character’s progression through the story and how relationships with companion characters develop, as well as transform his or her (choice of gender will be available) appearance within the game world.

Battles against swamp beasts (pictured), shadow dragons, liches and other creatures of fantasy lore will take place in real time, with players having the opportunity to develop their adventurer’s talents across three skill trees, including combat, fire magic, and assassination. A crafting system will also be in place for creating and customizing weapons and armor. As with all Spiders productions, Bound by Flame uses the studio’s powerful Silk Engine to deliver incredibly rich and detailed graphics.

That’s about all for now, but we’ll definitely be keeping close tabs on this one with more coverage throughout the year as development progresses. (I smell interview potential…)

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