gamescom 2015

Kamiya Showcases Scalebound Gameplay, Reveals Four-Player Co-Op

by Daniel Tack on Aug 04, 2015 at 04:28 AM

At the Microsoft press conference at Gamescom 2015, we got some details on the upcoming Xbox exclusive Scalebound. In the world of Draconis, you'll join a dragon named Thuban to explore a massive (and apparently dangerous!) world.

During a new video, we saw the beast tamer protagonist and Thuban get into some trouble with some soldiers and have... a little bit of a friendly argument before engaging in pumped up combat. The protagonist puts on his headphones and dives into some action combat while listening to some big beat, dishing out damage in a ARPG style as numbers pop up and Thuban starts absolutely wrecking everything in sight. The player doesn't appear to have direct control of the dragon ally, and after the soldiers are taken care of, loot pops out of a chest nearby. Our hero then moves forward and a giant foe appears, a much bigger threat than the pack of soldiers.

Things turn into a Godzilla style battle of titans between Thuban and the new mighty enemy, with the player providing essential support with a bow and some explosive devices. The player then does some kind of dash-slam-grab attack that taps into dragon powers and delivers a powerful blow, and when the big bad is slain the player collects a bunch of red items, presumably currency.

Scalebound also features four-player co-op, which we saw a taste of as players teamed up to take on a massive hydra foe. Scalebound is expected to launch in Summer 2016.