The Many Possible Heroes of Bound By Flame

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New screenshots in today for Bound by Flame, the dark fantasy role-playing game from Spiders, highlight character creation and customization.

Playing as a Freeborn Blades mercenary possessed by a flame demon, your adventure to defeat the Ice Lords will begin by setting the hero’s gender and appearance based on standard options like ethnicity, facial features, and hairstyle. Choosing a gender will be important as dialog and potential romances between companions will change depending on whether your hero has a penis or a vagina.

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More dynamic character development will take place based on choices and consequences. Certain decisions will determine whether your hero chooses to fight the temptations of the flame demon or submit to its will and embrace its powers. These choices will be reflected by the hero, as he or she will begin to transform (horns will grow, eyes will turn evil-looking, patches of burning flesh will appear, etc.) over time depending on how much of the demonic possession is allowed to take hold.

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Crafting will also play a role in the customization process. You will be able to create new weapons and armor which will alter your hero’s appearance and abilities during combat. For example, swords can have a variety of different blade styles, as well as customizations to the hilt’s pommel and guard to add combat bonuses like increased attack speed or critical damage. The combat trailer embedded at the bottom of the page shows more about this particular feature.

Bound by Flame continues to show immense potential. See if Spiders can keep its RPG roll going when the game launches on May 9th for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360.

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