DrinkBox Studios announced that their first-person, hack-and-slash, role-playing, puzzle-solving adventure game, Severed, is available right now for purchase on the PlayStation Vita.
The psychedelic adventure title sees players assuming the role of Sasha, who must journey into a world beyond the limitations of imagination, dreams and even the wildest nightmares. She’s out for revenge and to save the lives of her family. The revenge part comes from the fact that she had her arm severed in the attack where her family was taken.
You can check out the launch trailer for the game below, covering some of the combat, the talking segments and a little bit of the puzzle-solving.
Severed is available April 26 2016 on the PSVita. Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters.
If the art-style looks a little familiar to you, it’s because DrinkBox is the same group who made Guacamelee, the luchadore based platformer. The game dives deep into some crazy concepts and bizarre creatures.
However, a lot of these out-there concepts were springboards for DrinkBox to experiment in Severed and try new things with mixing and matching touch-screen controls with some traditional gameplay, such as stat leveling and character upgrades.
Graham Smith, the co-founder of DrinkBox Studios, commented in the press release about the new title making its way to Sony’s handheld, stating…
“For the past two years Severed has been one of the most anticipated games coming to the PS Vita and we feel fans will find the game’s colorful and strange world well worth the wait,” […] “The Vita’s touchscreen capabilities allowed us to experiment with the game’s combat, which we hope Vita gamers will find fresh and invigorating.”
In addition to announcing the availability of the game, they also wanted gamers to know that the soundtrack for the game, from Candian artist Yamantaka // Sonic Titan is also available as well. You can even listen to some of the tracks from the OST below.
Severed OST by YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN & PANTAYO, released 11 April 2016 1. Desert 2. Home 3. Death 4. The Wilds (Exploration) 5. The Wilds (Battle) 6. Domain of the Crows (Exploration) 7. Domain of the Crows (Battle) 8. Crow Golem 9. Mountain Ghost Town (Exploration) 10.
Severed is available as a digital download on the PlayStation Store in North America and Europe for only $14.99. For more info on the game feel free to visit the official DrinkBox Studios website.