Publisher Microsoft Developer Platinum Games Format Xbox One Release TBC
With Yusuke Hashimoto handling Bayonetta 2, series creator Hideki Kamiya has been freed to focus on a new project. Scalebound will pit the player against huge dragons and other creatures as you explore a hostile, Monster Hunteresque world. You won’t be alone, though, and are able to call upon your own giant, fire-breathing reptilian ally to even the odds. Early glimpses suggest that you will be flying into battle alongside friends, too, each riding their own colour-coded monsters. Scalebound’s predictably cocksure, platinum-blonde hero comes across like a mashup of Capcom and Ninja Theory’s Dantes, winking at the camera and listening to music during battle through his Beats-like headphones. He’s armed with a sword and bow, and can also deploy his own scaly armour – apparently triggered by making contact with his dragon.