'Single-player party-based soulslike' Deathbound to launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in addition to PC in 2024

Publisher Tate Multimedia and developer Trialforge Studio have announced that 'single-player party-based soulslike' Deathbound  will release for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S simultaneously with the previously-announced PC (Steam, GOG, Epic) version later in 2024.

A new console announce trailer and description can be found below, via Tate Multimedia. 

For more information, you can find a combat teaser here, and an announcement trailer & screenshots here.

Set in a ruthless dark fantasy world where Faith and Science were never more at odds, the unforgiving world of Deathbound is brimming with appalling creatures and unyielding warriors. The unholy crusade cannot be forged alone, as players must call upon Ziêminal’s dead for any hope of survival. Bind with fallen warriors found throughout the world and dynamically transform between each character seamlessly mid-combat with Deathbound’s one-of-a-kind 4-hero soulslike party system.

The fallen are individual characters all with their own unique skill sets, combat styles, and rich history who share a single vessel. The relationships between characters also must be taken into effect as it greatly impacts gameplay. The Church of Death and Cult of Life are at odds with one another. Aligning opposing factions close to one another in the vessel will cause conflict, resulting in consequential combat effects. Alternatively, strong synergies with shared beliefs may offer combat buffs that can spell disaster for the ruthless boss awaiting steel and magic.

No matter the creed, the fallen must fight as one. Throughout combat, players will charge a sync meter shared across all the characters. When the opportune moment presents itself, dispel the sync meter and unleash a devastating Morphstrike with the combined power of the party. When faced with a menacing foe, a precisely executed Morphstrike can be the deciding factor between life and death.

Deathbound launches simultaneously on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store in 2024. Those eager to experience binding may do so right now with a demo available on Steam.

Key Features

The Essence - Gain the skills, memories and identities of fallen warriors throughout the world. Combine their unique personalities and combat styles and switch between them seamlessly. 

Party System - The essences you absorb form your party. Deathbound features a robust party system that allows you to craft a playstyle through talent trees. Switch between fallen warriors to harness their skills and abilities. Each party member’s affiliation in life will affect their synergy in death. 

Dynamic Morphing - Unleash the combined powers of fallen warriors with devastating Morphstrikes. Utilize different attack styles to pull off powerful combinations and finishing blows to defeat all who oppose you. 

Brutal World - Ziêminal is a world that mixes a technological past and a medieval present, home to diverse cultures. The city of Akratya is rich in lore and dangers. Explore a city falling into ruin under the shadow of a grand crusade. With its imposing brutalist architecture and melding of technology, it’s a city bound for oblivion.  

Unforgiving Monsters and Bosses - Face challenging enemies crafted to push you to your limits. Their very nature is based on the five stages of grief, with each new encounter commanding the attention of any soul who dares face them.