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This one is special. Scalebound is ferociously phenomenal! A feral fantasy world filled with hydra monsters, dragons and epic swordplay. A world of angelic alliances and demonic foes - Buckle up, you are in for a treat!

The next great adventure from critically-acclaimed developer Platinum Games and renowned Game Director Hideki Kamiya, Scalebound transports you to a distant, hostile world. You'll come face to face with fearsome creatures, including a formidable dragon and the bond you forge with this awesome predator will prove crucial to the survival of both worlds.

The focus of Scalebound is the gigantic beast that reigns over the fantasy genre: The dragon. Dragons have a unique power to capture the imagination. Dragons have lived in our fantasies for centuries. They are a common thread that weave between cultures and eras, linking us together under wings and flame; fear and awe.

As we have seen from many other successful titles a good dragon can catapult a title into the leagues of legends. Scalebound will most certainly ignite your passion for adventure.


PlatinumGames states that Scalebound will "take action to a whole new scale," and will take you to a distant, contentious world. One of the main features of the game is a dragon, which you may form strong bonds with, which is crucial to survival within the game. It's also stated that many fearsome creatures will make an appearance in the game.

Director Hideki Kamiya told IGN last month:

“The one thing that I will say is that up until this point in my career, and up until this point in Platinum Games’ history, we’ve never made a game like Scalebound,”
“What I’m trying to do with Scalebound is create a very different kind of game than what I’ve created up until this point. We’re trying to create new gameplay, and that is a challenge for me personally.
“We’ve never tried to do something photo-real or something more realistic with that touch,” Kamiya explained, “but it’s always been something I’ve wanted to try. Now having that opportunity has been both difficult but interesting. And the power of the machine is helping there. It’s definitely something Platinum Games has wanted to try, and now we’re getting our chance to do it, which is cool.”

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. The word dragon entered the English language in the early 13th century from Old French. Dragon, which in turn comes from Latin draconem (nominative draco) meaning "huge serpent, dragon."


A dragon is a mythological representation of a reptile. In antiquity, dragons were mostly envisaged as serpents, but since the Middle Ages, it has become common to depict them with legs, resembling a lizard as they have here in Scalebound.

There is no specific date of release for Scalebound but the aim will see release before Summer. Releasing on Xbox One only. Watch this space for much more on this epic title.

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Sources: IGN, PlatinumGames


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