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Bound by Flame, the new role-playing game
developed by Spiders Studio for
Xbox 360®, today unveils more in its epic
The combat system of Mars War Logs, the previous RPG made by
Spiders Studio, seduced players with its dynamic and tactical
approach. Bound by Flame goes even further, taking as a base this
successful recipe, but offering a bigger selection of attacks and
skills, more fluid and spectacular animations, and the use of
Magic. All this contributes to making Bound by Flame's combat very
impressive, but also resolutely tactical, as players face a huge,
original bestiary filled with otherworldly creatures. This is being
shown in today's video, in the thunderous clash of three warriors'
twirling blades facing an outnumbering enemy and a seriously big
Bound by Flame will be released on PC, PlayStation®4,
PlayStation® and Xbox 360® early 2014.
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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
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?
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French
publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality,
diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and
distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles
worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, the strategy games Wargame,
Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway, Cities XL and also Cycling
Manager and Farming Simulator.
About Spiders Games
Spiders is an independent video game development studio based in
Paris, France. Founded in 2008 by several industry veterans who
worked most notably on the Silverfall game and its add-on, the
studio is mainly specialized in the creation of action/RPG games on
PC and next gen consoles, but also has the capacity to realize or
participate in the realization of PC ports on consoles. To date,
Spiders developed and released Faery: Legends of Avalon, an
enchanting RPG on PC, Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network, as
well as the console ports of the Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the
Ripper (Xbox 360) and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (PS3, Xbox
360) adventure games. Spiders has also developed Of Orcs and Men,
an RPG for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 designed and produced by Cyanide,
and Mars War Logs (PC, XBLA, PSN). Spiders is currently developing
Bound by Flame for PC, PS3, PS4 and Xbox360.