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Dec 06

Severed Coming to Vita in Spring 2015

Graham Smith's Avatar Posted by COO, DrinkBox Studios

Well it is an exciting month, with all the work we’ve put into our newest game Severed, and the announcement that we’ll be launching on the PS Vita this Spring. But let me not get ahead of myself.

The PlayStation community has been unbelievably supportive since we first released the original Guacamelee!, so it was a no brainer to bring Severed to the same fans. The Vita is really a great fit for Severed as the game feels very natural there, taking full advantage of both the D-pad and multi touch screen. We can’t wait for Vita owners to try it out!

At this point you’re probably wondering “What the heck is Severed?”

In Severed you take control of a one-armed heroine wielding a living sword. Crazy, eh? You’ll be using touch based mechanics to employ offensive and defensive techniques against a variety of enemies.

In Severed you gain abilities by wearing Totems – armor pieces that are created from the remains of defeated Bosses. These abilities, such as Sunder, can be used both in combat to destroy enemy defenses and in exploration to shatter impassable barriers. The order in which you find and kill these bosses also determines the order in which you get the abilities, which will affect how you play the game.

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One of the key mechanics of the game is Severing, the ability to force enemies into a vulnerable state that allows you to cut off one or more of their body parts. There is only a limited amount of time in which to choose and accurately cut these parts off. Acquired enemy pieces are used to upgrade equipment and abilities.

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The world we’re creating for you is a fully stylized twisted reality, and another major component of Severed is the exploration of this world, navigating through large areas that have branching paths to explore. Many of these areas will be open from the start of the game, so you can choose how to progress. Exploration will have its own challenges, some that are hazardous and some that require thought.

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If you got this far, thanks for reading, and we look forward to updating you as the work progresses on Severed, which you can expect to be release spring of 2015.

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Bones00 said:

December 6th, 11:28 am

So I think it’s safe to say there will be blood. Looking forward to it. Thanks for supporting the Vita!

italodancemp3 said:

December 6th, 12:02 pm

Looks fun,I will wait for that :)

Ikusa02 said:

December 6th, 12:25 pm

I love any time developers try and use the Vita’s intuitive control schemes, I mean, it’s what the machine is built for, it feels a bit sad when they’re not used to their potential. This looks fun and cool though =D

aernth said:

December 6th, 2:12 pm

Nothing but love for this.

AlmightyMax said:

December 6th, 2:41 pm

Wait, YT//ST is doing the soundtrack for this?! Holy cow, that makes me so excited.

Can’t wait guys, I adore Guacamelee and I always appreciate devs giving the Vita love.

paulogy said:

December 6th, 3:06 pm

Is it coming to Vi… oh wait, it already is isn’t it? Yes! THANK YOU for showing the Vita love :-)

Elvick_ said:

December 6th, 4:17 pm

Looks great :D

GStylez1980 said:

December 6th, 9:24 pm

Drinkbox: thank you for showing so much support for my favorite handheld of all time, the PSVita. It’s awesome to see one of the best developers in this business really get behind this platform and make exclusive games for it. Guacamelee is one of my favorite games of the past few years. Without a doubt, I’ll be supporting this project on day one!

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Young_Wiz2196 said:

December 6th, 9:25 pm

Where are the real games at? I’m talking bout Gravity Rush 2, Soul Sacrifice 2 and an infamous game for the vita?

FrankCaron said:

December 7th, 1:21 pm

Day one, full price, all DLC, all in. Thanks for supporting the Vita with original content.

ishralene09 said:

December 7th, 7:19 pm

That Drinkbox art-style persists. I’m in.

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