Set in a world of heroes and quests, Severance: Blade of Darkness will draw mass attention due to its graphic combat scenes ? the sword-wielding player can hack an opponent?s limb off, pick up the dismembered bloody limb and use it as a club to batter the victim into submission.
While the title will achieve notoriety for its combat sequences, Codemasters promises much more than a one-shock game. The 3D technology behind the game delivers a cutting-edge graphics engine, superb animation with a full physics system for objects (meaning the player can use practically anything as a weapon).
Visually, the game astounds with what Codemasters is describing as the best environment lighting system seen in any game. Flame-induced real time shadows shimmer and flicker as the player moves through the environments.
Multiple playable characters and a progressive RPG storyline takes gameplay beyond a simple slash-?em-up. Four playable characters star in Severance, each with their own abilities and even dedicated levels. As players develop their chosen character, bigger weapons and better tool skills are acquired.
Already the game has received incredible praise in the PC games press with comments such as ?Simply amazing, we hadn?t experienced this expectation since Quake, we?ve never seen anything like it, we are absolutely amazed? from PC Zone. Sentiments echoed in PC Gaming World with ?Combat as you have never seen it before? breathtaking graphics.?
Says Mike Hayes, Codemasters? Marketing Director, ?While the cleverly done gory combat sequences will attract everyone?s attention to Severance, it is the immersive role playing adventure and intricately detailed graphics that will win the game its followers. We?re confident that Severance is a massive hit in the making?
Luis Alcarcón de la Lastra of RebelAct, says, ?Codemasters has an exceptional record for taking great games and turning them into incredible publishing successes. We?re very pleased to have their international offices dedicated to making Severance a important title in the PC marketplace.?
Severance: Blade of Darkness is scheduled to launch on PC CD-ROM globally this November.