You didn't think that the PlayStation Vita was dead, did you? Between the likes of BigFest and Dariusburst, the little console that can is enjoying something of a mini-resurgence, which we hope is capped off by a quality showing at PlayStation Experience this weekend. To keep you occupied until then, Canadian developer Drinkbox has deployed a brand new trailer for its forthcoming first-person dungeon crawler Severed – and it looks great.
The game whisks you away to a mysterious fantasy world, where you'll be battling beasts with the tip of your index finger. "Combat is done primarily using the touchscreen, but Severed is definitely not a casual game," gaffer Graham Smith explained on the PlayStation Blog. "In fact, we think that using the touchscreen for sword combat has allowed us to make the game a much more deep and complex experience than button-based sword fighting ever could have been."
Bouts will play out as mini-puzzles, prompting you to think about how you're going to tear your opponents to shreds. Along the way you'll gather loot which can be used to upgrade your armour, while ability unlocks will see you revisiting old areas in order to explore more of the colourful sandbox setting. It sounds really great, and it's a reminder that the Vita can be a fantastic platform when developers put a bit of effort into it. More, please.
This looks cool!
Looks great in action, a perfect fit for Vita it seems.
Dariusburst next week on the Vita? Count me in!
It looks absolutely amazing, definitely a day 1 but for me just like guacamelee super turbo championship edition.
Never liked the word "gaffer". Never liked touch controls either.
Somewhat interested, guaca wasn't for me though, this is obviously something entirely different although the artwork is obviously very similar
Still undecided on if I wanna a vita or not. I know it is nearing it's lifespan, but I also have a ps4 and it makes a for a great accessory for the ps4. This game looks really cool though and I like that it is still getting quality titles this late in its life. Any pros and cons on getting a vital now, especially since the process are going down pretty fast.
I loved their first two games but this 'Fruit Ninja' style game doesn't look like my cup of tea unfortunately.
@SonyInfinity Definitely mate, the Vita rocks!
I doubt you'd be disappointed with your purchase as there's so many great games already on the system and if you've got a PS4 and PS+ then it's even better value thanks to remote play and monthly games.
Retail and PSN games are cheap too!
@Dodoo I am really interested because of the remote play capabilites, which still just seems amazing to me. Have never really checked the catalog of Vita games but I am sure it is deep and varied, knowing Sony. Now should I get the older version with the OLED screen, or the newer version?
@SonyInfinity That's quite a tough choice between the new and old. I suppose it depends on what's more important to you, better screen or battery life? Also the start/select buttons are better on the new one.
Having said that I've got the old OLED one and have never felt the need to "upgrade". Think it looks a bit more premium too...
Either way they're both winners!
The Vita is no way dead, especially if your into jrpg's
I love Drinkbox and will be definitely grabbing this game for my new vita! Guacamelee was an addiction to me, so I expect this game will be too.
Visuals look cool, not sure about the game play though.
Ohh I like it! That looks really great, I'll be keeping my eyes on this for sure.
@belmont on snap so I snagged it early? Picked it up last week (currently abroad for vacation) and must say, it's a shmup fans dream on the Vita. Looks gorgeous.
Eh, I'll pass. This looks like a regular smartphone game. How about a sequel to Guacamelee!?
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