Sony’s PlayStation through a blog has announced to release Sundered game on its PS4 on July 28.
Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand-drawn epic from the creators of Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in everchanging caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity. Resist the darkness or embrace it, said the blog.
“Sundered’s core game loop revolves around exploring a procedurally generated dungeon and fighting hordes of dynamically spawned enemies to collect shards. When you die, you’re brought back to the central Hub where you can spend those shards in a Skill Tree. You’re then free to go back out into the caverns and progress a bit further,” said Creative Director Thunder Lotus Games William Dubé while writing on PlayStation.Blog.
He said, “As you can hear in Eshe’s own words, her quest is not an easy one. From the endless hordes to the massive boss fights, we’ve designed Sundered to be a challenging experience. All around you, a dark power teases you and and taunts you to wield it. Is it the key to your survival, or the first step on your road to madness?”
William Dubé said he detailed the basics of character progression in a previous post, but the true core to Sundered’s experience was the “Resist or Embrace” theme. In the game, you find Elder Shards, relics from a strange past. Those Shards were hidden throughout the world and dropped by bosses, he said.
It’s your choice to bring your Elder Shards to an ability shrine and sacrifice a part of your humanity in return for power, or to destroy them in the Incinerator, thus ending their eldritch influence:
Corrupting your abilities is a game-changer. For example, the regular Propulsion Engine grants you a powerful instantaneous air dash that vastly improves air mobility:
Azathoth’s Breath, the corrupted version, let’s you chain dashes in any direction. Such vertical mobility may well be the edge you need in a towering boss fight:
Alternatively, should you choose to destroy your Elder Shards in the Incinerator, you unlock exclusive upgrades in the Trapezohedron’s Tree:
These are mostly improvements on your existing abilities, but some yield new gameplay such as the damage-inducing roll-attack, Othaloth’s Demise: