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Sundered Launches July 28 on PS4

Resist the darkness, or embrace it.

William Dubé's Avatar Posted by Creative Director, Thunder Lotus Games

Hello PlayStation fans. I’m extremely excited to announce that Sundered is coming to PS4 on July 28!

To celebrate the announcement, we’ve created what I think is Sundered’s best trailer yet.

For those who don’t know, Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-changing caverns filled with hordes of terrifying enemies. We’re the same studio that made Jotun, a hand-drawn epic set in Norse mythology.

To Resist, or to Embrace, That is the Question

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?

I detailed the basics of character progression in a previous post, but the true core to Sundered’s experience is the “Resist or Embrace” theme. In the game, you find Elder Shards, relics from a strange past. These Shards are hidden throughout the world and dropped by bosses.

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:

The choice to resist or embrace is permanent and full of consequences. Though I won’t go into details, the game’s three different endings depend on your choices. Sacrificing your humanity in return for power is not all sunshine and rainbows. Corrupting your abilities progressively drives Eshe into madness, as chimeric enemies emerge from the darkness.

To wrap things up, I just want to thank you for your ongoing support. You’ve been with us since we announced Sundered on PlayStation.Blog and our shared journey has been amazing. Sundered pre-orders are now live, with a full launch coming July 28. We hope you’ll be there with us.

Resist or embrace,
Will and the Thunder Lotus Team

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Thermopyle2 said:

July 14th, 9:17 am

Looks great, I’ve been waiting for this ever since your first announcement.

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    William Dubé said:

    July 14th, 9:36 am

    Thanks! All aboard the hype train.

Vyprstryke said:

July 14th, 9:28 am

Man and I thought that Limited Run version of Jotun was already an awesome day. Can’t wait to get this!!

pablikenemy79 said:

July 14th, 9:32 am

Ps4 Pro aka indie machine…

    jgrizzle358 said:

    July 14th, 9:43 am

    There are more Indie Games than AAA games on literally every single platform in existence because they are easier and cheaper to make and generally distributed digitally which is also cheaper because they don’t have to make physical disc. A lot of AAA developers actually start off as Indie Developers so if you want to see more AAA games than support Indie developers so that they can afford to make AAA games. Simple business 101 logic. Also any gamer worth their salt enjoys AAA and Indie Games both. Not just one or the other.

    Vyprstryke said:

    July 14th, 10:29 am

    Trollololololol

    carabu said:

    July 14th, 3:14 pm

    Totally agree. The industry is dead so all we are left with is community college computer game development projects. PS4 should have been sold for $30-40, not $300-400.

Foxx said:

July 14th, 9:35 am

Was able to play this at PSX last year then fund it in the Kickstarter. Cannot wait to play it in two weeks!

ladyara said:

July 14th, 10:26 am

Looks absolutely amazing… I love the trailer and enjoyed the footage of the gameplay done by the Bolg team during E3. I think it would be an amazing PS Vita game too, i hope a Vita release is planned

anszbd1 said:

July 14th, 10:27 am

The graphics looks amazing, can’t wait to play it :)

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William Dubé said:

July 14th, 10:29 am

Thanks everyone!

ironmonk36 said:

July 14th, 12:42 pm

The art style is fantastic! I have been keeping an eye on this for awhile. I can’t wait to get it on the 28th!

Chuckbait said:

July 15th, 6:37 am

This looks great! I Google searches to try to find the price, and I’m surprised you didn’t mention that if you pre-order, you get the game for $16.99, instead of $20. Pre-ordered right away, and looking forward to the 28th!

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