Bound by Flame

Over on the European PlayStation Blog, a bountiful amount of sizzling information regarding upcoming dark fantasy RPG Bound by Flame has been let loose, along with a tantalising new trailer for the game.

Possessed by a demonic entity, it's down to your custom character – male of female – to save the world from its destruction. Okay, maybe it sounds like every other RPG that we can think of in writing, but the trailer itself gives us a promising glimpse of the release. Full of burly, bearded warriors, giant intimidating monsters, and showcasing a lot of player customisation, this could be a fine way to get your fantasy fix on the PlayStation 4.

Talking about his experience of being involved with the development of the title in question, producer Walid Miled states that "we’ve made the fights hard and demanding", and goes on to say that "every enemy has its own specific attacks; even the basic ones can be a hassle". Indeed, even in the trailer, combat looks somewhat demanding as we watch main character Vulcan parry, dodge, cast spells, and perform weapon-based combos. And if slicing up horrific beasties isn't your thing, we also get a cheeky peek at a romance scene near the end, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Bound by Flame looks to be an ambitious title from a relatively small team, and perhaps it shows in places – but with the game set to release this Spring on the PS3 and PS4, it could prove to be the perfect way to burn through time as you await heavy-hitting RPGs like Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Take a gander at the game's trailer and let us know if it's enough to get you heated in the comments section below.