Guacamelee! Developer Stirring Up A New Title, Severed
Posted by Andrew Karklins
Hitting virtual shelves some time in 2015
DrinkBox Studios as a company has only existed for around 6 years, but in that time has produced some amazing titles, with a new addition coming down the pipes.
The developer of Guacamelee! and Mutant Blobs Attack has announced Severed, a new title coming in 2015; it tells the story of a distraught warrior trying to solve a mystery, such as how she awakes missing a part of her arm.
The game features open world gameplay and the ability to take down enemies in a first person perspective using various gestures. Along with the open world, quests will allow you gain new powers and a new features allows players to attach the ligaments of your “severed” prey to enhance your abilities.
From the beginning of the game, the world is open to the player to explore. As stated by lead designer Greg Lesky to Destructoid, “you can go down one path, or you can try going down one path and if it's not really working you can go down a different path and try that path, get the new piece of armor or whatever it is from that path, and then try that first path again [as] you'll be more upgraded."
The developers state that Severed is a mix of Mega Man, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, and Infinity Blade. The level design similar to that of Mega Man, the combat stemming from Infinity Blade, and the strategy and tactics of Mike Tyson’s Punch Out.
Players will also be able to use magic alongside their physical based attacks both inside and outside of battle. Magic can be used in offensive ways (fighting with enemies) as well as function for practical uses outside of battle (opening doors).
Although there was no mention of platforms, it is safe to assume that Severed will be available on touch enhanced devices; the studio is "open" to systems such as the Wii U, Vita, and 3DS, as well as various mobile platforms. It'd aiming for a 2015 release, prompting the idea that this title is early in development.
A teaser trailer, however, is available to watch below.
What do you think of Severed? Do you think it would fit nicely on a 3DS or Wii U? Let us know in the comments below.