Thunder Lotus Games has revealed the second trailer for Sundered, the highly anticipated sophomore release from the creators of Jotun. The new trailer, titled Embrace, introduces Sundered’s Eschaton City region and shows off the corruption aspect that will be central to the game’s plot. The darkly atmospheric hand-drawn action-horror game will be released on PS4, PC, Mac, and Linux in 2017.
Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand-drawn epic from the creators of Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity. Resist or Embrace. Coming 2017.
Sundered’s procedural design: Though the overall structure of the world is set in stone, subsections take a random sampling of preset rooms and assemble them to create a different flow every time, similar to Diablo 2.
Sundered’s random encounters: The monster spawns are dynamic as well, creating an unpredictable experience we feel is very effective in games like Left 4 Dead.
Sundered’s skill tree and upgrades: Throughout exploration and combat, you collect Shards, and when you die, you respawn in the Hub. Here lies the Skill Tree, filled with
Upgrades, Perks and the Metroidvania-style Abilities.
Sundered’s corruptible abilities: The possibility of corrupting these Abilities to gain great power at the cost of your humanity is the core conflict of the game, having repercussions on the game mechanics, story, and ending.