'Bound by Flame' for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the end of 2013.
While part of Spiders Studio's team is busy finishing up development of the cyberpunk RPG Mars War Logs, the company is already fast at work on its next project: Bound by Flame.
According to the company, it's an action/role-playing game lets you play a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in an ambitious dark fantasy universe.
As a victim of this demonic influence, players will have to choose between the powers offered by this evil or to reject the demonic influence, 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.
Through its different chapters, Bound by Flame is to offer a number of quests around a primary, epic adventure. 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. The game will also feature real-time battles and the player will be able to become specialized by unlocking and improving many skills and powers through three different skill trees.
Furthermore, Bound by Flame will let the players customize their character. During the creation of their hero, players will be able choose their gender and freely alter their facial characteristics. This will of course have an influence on the demon's appearance. Bound by Flame also includes a crafting system, allowing them 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 developer says the bestiary of Bound by Flame is rich and spectacular, including creatures such as shadow dragons, liches, undead, ice creatures.
Bound by Flame is targeted for release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the end of 2013.