We knew it was coming, but after a year of waiting, Microsoft has finally debuted the first official gameplay footage from the upcoming Scalebound. The trailer was shown off during the company’s Gamescom 2015 press conference, which took place earlier today.
Springing forth from the mind of Hideki Kamiya (Devil May Cry, Bayonetta), Scalebound is a stylish action title, similar to the classics Kamiya is famous for, and will feature a large open-world for players to explore, whether on-foot, or on their massive dragon friend.
While light on plot details, the trailer for Scalebound boasts some impressive action set pieces. We see the headphone wearing protagonist take out an assortment of knights, both up close with his sword, and from a distance with a bow and arrow. This battle is just a prelude to the real enemy, though, as a giant mantis soon unleashes an assault. What unfolds is not only a battle between two massive beasts, but also a glimpse at the unique powers our hero possesses.
In addition to the debut gameplay footage, Microsoft also revealed that the title will feature full four-player co-op. While specifics weren’t mentioned at the time of the announcement, it’s exciting to think of the possibilities of what Platinum Games can do in the realm of multiplayer.
We are still a long way out from the launch of Scalebound, however, as Microsoft is targeting a Holiday 2016 release for the game. While we wait in anticipation for new information, tell us, were you impressed by the debut footage? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.