Developer Damage State gives you a glimpse behind the curtains of their upcoming action-packed shooter
Leamington Spa, UK – 24th March, 2022. Leading UK games publisher Kwalee and three-person developer Damage State invite you to take a trip into the blood-soaked world of Scathe, the new action-packed FPS in a brand new Devlog with lead programmer Chris Dawson. In this first video, Chris talks about why they introduced the bullet hell mechanics into Scathe and how dodging a storm of bullets will ramp up the intensity of the FPS action.
Coming to PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store in 2022, Scathe is an adrenaline fueled, classic FPS with big guns and even bigger demons. You play as Scathe, Enforcer of the legions of Hell, forged from the earth by the Divine Creator themself. And you, like your fallen kin before you, must prove your worth by navigating a deviously crafted maze, entangled with demonic evil at every twist and turn. So, grab your Hellhammer, lock’n’load and get ready to unleash your almighty fury!
Scathe Key Features
- ESCAPE THE MAZE – Your task is simple; collect the three Hellstones and get to the centre of the maze. Choose your own path by navigating expertly handcrafted zones – each filled with danger around every corner. Collect runes the need to progress, and smite all that stand in your way.
- BULLET HELL – Scathe is not your ordinary FPS… Get ready for bullet-hell where you must dodge countless waves of deadly projectiles. By utilising Scathe’s incredible speed, you can dash through attacks, leaving you unharmed. Keeping on the move is the key to survival.
- LOCK’N’LOAD – Rip through your enemies with Scathe’s insanely powerful arsenal of weapons, each equipped with a devastating secondary fire. Spew hellfire with the Hot Hatch or slice through endless evil with the buzz saw launcher, Bow Blade.
- DROP IN/DROP OUT ONLINE MULTIPLAYER – Scathe will support full crossplay online multiplayer where players can drop-in and drop-out at any time. Already lost deep within the labyrinth? Call upon up to three friends to join the fight. Choose your kin wisely, because in Scathe, everyone shares the same pool of lives.
Scathe is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and PC in 2022. Fans can wishlist the game on Steam now.
Kwalee is an industry-leading multi-platform publisher made up of over 200 employees with offices all over the globe. Publishing on PC, Console, and mobile, Kwalee has achieved over 750,000,000 downloads across App stores in the hypercasual market with hit mobile games such as Draw It, Traffic Cop 3D, Rocket Sky!, and more. More recently, Kwalee has also expanded into PC & Console publishing with a veteran team experienced in Premium Indie (III) and AAA chart-topping hits.
About Damage State Damage State is a video games developer situated in Dundee, Scotland, UK. Formed in 2019 by three ex-AAA industry developers sporting over 40 years combined experience. Their focus is on premium indie titles (III) and a more modern take on game development. SCATHE is Damage State’s debut title and due for release in 2022.