From Drinkbox Studios (Guacamelee!), Severed for PlayStation Vita now has a confirmed release date of April 26. Priced at $14.99 USD/€14.99/£11.99, there will be a 10% launch discount for PlayStation Plus members in Europe.
As Drinkbox’s Graham Smith explained, Severed was initially expected in spring 2015, “but after showing an early demo of the game at PlayStation Experience in December 2014, we became inspired with a ton of new ideas and decided there was a lot more we wanted to add.” So, after another year of development, he says they’ve “finally finished packing in as much as we could into Severed and we’re really happy with how it has turned out.”
Here’s the description for Severed:
Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters. As the journey goes on, you’ll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.
- Dungeon Combat: Master offensive and defensive touch combat techniques to survive intense battles against a menagerie of enemies.
- Severing: Best enemies in combat for a chance at severing their body parts — then wear them to gain new powers or consume them to upgrade your equipment and abilities.
- Exploration: Follow branching routes through the open world, using your wits to avoid hazards and solve puzzles.
- Music: Original soundtrack from Juno-nominated band YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN featuring Pantayo.
“We’re huge fans of PlayStation Vita, and are really excited to finally get it into the hands of PS Vita owners,” Smith added. “Hope you all love the game as much as we enjoyed making it!”
Available prior to the game’s launch, you can buy Severed’s soundtrack over here.
[Source: PS Blog]