In Honourbound, Fight Off Countless Demon Hordes
Honourbound, in development by Bat Cat Games, is a 2D sidescrolling beat-em-up focused on a visceral style similar to God Of War and other hack-and-slash games. With the exception, that Honourbound focuses on a Japanese feudal setting. In the game, you must use screen-filling power moves to fight across 13 hand-painted levels, all the while being fuelled by the protagonist’s hallucinations.
The protagonist is on a quest to save his son and as his power increases so too does his insanity, which creates warped versions of the reality before him. This is reflected in the somewhat zany art style as seen in the video above. The game can be compared to the likes of Mark Of The Ninja and the Shank series of games.
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Honourbound initially started off as a samurai-inspired endless runner and is now a game where you take on the role of a samurai cutting his way through hordes of demonic forces, and the experience is an adrenaline-fuelled one. The game will have you using three additional weapons, besides the sword, and will push you to use a host of combos with a strong focus on strategic combat. Honourbound is planned to be released at the end of this year, or possibly in early 2015.