DrinkBox Studios already conquered the Metroidvania genre with its indie hit Guacamelee last year, and now it is turning to the other popular genre indie studios have overtaken, the dungeon crawler.
Its latest, Severed, borrows a lot of elements from games like Infinity Blade and Punch Out!!, but as with Guacamelee, DrinkBox’s style is just so right for the genre.
Severed stars a young warrior who lost a piece of her arm, and she sets off on an investigation into why. Along the way, the warrior will be able to sever the limbs off her enemies and attach them to her own body, granting her powers and statistical boosts.
DrinkBox claims it is only in the beginning stages of development, but all in all, it plans for a huge non-linear world with over eight hours of gameplay. Exploring and battles all unfold in the first-person viewpoint, and combat is operated through touch screen commands. DrinkBox has claimed it is interested in bringing the game to the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita, and possibly even non-touch platforms, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.
DrinkBox’s dark art style is unique, and it’s great to see it striking a new genre while its name is still on the forefront of gaming. No information or confirmed platforms for Severed have been announced yet, but you can expect to see it next year.