Ahead of next month’s Steam Next Fest, Tate Multimedia and developer Trialforge Studio are gearing up for the release of the demo for their new take on the soulslike genre with Deathbound. Players will be able to get their taste of Deathbound‘s gameplay on February 5th, which will plunge players into the lower streets of Akratya, a well-worn battleground taken by the Church of Death.
The Deathbound Steam Next Fest demo will feature five playable characters, each with their own unique abilities and skill sets:
Raise steel as noble Therone Guillaumen, the right hand of Goddess Death.
Spear the hearts of the Death Soldiers as Iulia Tchevlaskia, a Cult of Life Freedom Fighter.
Put brute force on display as Agharos of Meriva, the closed fist of the Archduke.
Wield unrelenting magic as Olivia Heinz, chancellor to the King of Krulezgon.
Strike from the shadows as Anna Lepus, the disenchanted assassin.
In case you missed the original announcement last August, Deathbound is set in a crumbling civilization where the clash between fanatical faith and unnatural science has decimated the world of Ziêminal and the great city of Akratya. You are the product of the Essencemancers, a zealot sect of scholars of the forbidden knowledge to deceive death itself. However, this deception has come at a cost. You are now in a race against time to face your creators before the powerful Church of Death captures them and executes them as heretics.
In a twist unique to the Deathbound‘s gameplay, players will absorb the essences of fallen warriors found throughout their journey in order to harness unique powers and abilities. Deathbound offers the ability to craft catered playstyles through its 4-hero party system, where players can dynamically transform, swapping between characters seamlessly. The conflicts and synergies between the fallen warriors greatly impacts gameplay, so relationships must be balanced in order to survive.
Deathbound is currently in development for PC via Steam, with a release scheduled for this year.