Pixelbomb Games has confirmed that ‘Beyond Flesh and Blood’ will be available for Xbox One in 2016 and Windows 10. Mighty mechs and lacerated limbs: the 18+ game will deliver a distinctly fresh indie horror story experience to the dystopian trope.
Beyond Flesh and Blood is set to raise the bar for indie gaming on Xbox One, creating a challenging, story-led, serious mech-gore 3PS experience all set within the UK city of Manchester.
Featuring the real-life locations of Beetham Tower and Albert Square (complete with a Town Hall), the single-player videogame features iconic landmarks and 4 huge, hulking mechs to choose from. Beyond Flesh and Blood promises dropships, drones and menacing alien enemy classes that make the most of Unreal 4, as well as subtle artful homage to traditional Japanese mech culture with a British sci-fi twist.
Oh, and no handholding as the game is expected to be tough.
Lee Blacklock said: “We are extremely proud to be part of the ID@Xbox program. Their presence at major events has been incredible; and as busy as he is, Agostino Simonetta being present to chat to developers speaks volumes about Microsoft’s real commitment to indies like us.”
Beyond Flesh and Blood is a graphically-intense, story-led 3rd person shooter genre, challenging players to blast through multiple levels of hostile scavenger forces and mutating enemy threats on a mission to help reclaim the surface of Earth – starting with dystopian Manchester, UK. Players become Ethan, and through him, jack into advanced multi-ability Tactical Combat Frames, or mechs, and battle a range of formidable enemies while accessing progressive weapon systems across the post-apocalyptic UK city in fast-paced gameplay.
There will be no love lost between hostile enemy classes in a bid to lay the foundations for a safe, human return as gamers’ skills will be tested to the limit. Beyond Flesh and Blood will provide a full 6-9 hours of story-led gameplay. 3 free pre-alpha demos have been released since October 2014, resulting in nearly 10,000 downloads. Beyond Flesh and Blood will release on Windows 10 in September this year, and the studio aims to release on Xbox in 2016.