Jotun creator details some of the unlockable abilities in its new brilliantly brutal adventure
Hello Playstation fans! Today, I’m extremely excited to announce that Sundered is coming to PS4 on 28th July! To celebrate the announcement, we’ve created what I think is Sundered’s best trailer yet:
For those who don’t know, Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-changing caverns filled with hordes of terrifying enemies. We’re the same studio that made Jotun, a hand-drawn epic set in Norse mythology.
To resist, or to embrace, that is the question
Core to Sundered’s experience is the “resist or embrace” theme. In the game, you find Elder Shards, relics from a strange past. These Shards are hidden throughout the world and dropped by bosses. It is your choice to bring your Elder Shards to an ability shrine and sacrifice a part of your humanity in return for power, or to destroy them in the Incinerator, thus ending their eldritch influence:
Corrupting your abilities is a game-changer. For example, the regular Propulsion Engine grants you a powerful instantaneous air dash that vastly improves air mobility:
Azathoth’s Breath, the corrupted version, let’s you dash in any direction:
Alternatively, should you choose to destroy your Elder Shards in the Incinerator, you unlock exclusive upgrades in the Trapezohedron’s Tree:
These are mostly improvements on your existing abilities, but some yield new gameplay such as the damage-inducing roll-attack, Othaloth’s Demise:
The choice to resist or embrace is permanent and full of consequences. Though I won’t go into too many details, the game’s multiple endings depend on your choices, and sacrificing your humanity in return for power is not all sunshine and rainbows.
To wrap things up, I just want to thank you for your ongoing support. You’ve been with us since we announced Sundered on the Playstation Blog and our shared journey has been amazing. Sundered pre-orders are now live, with a full launch coming 28th July. We hope you’ll be there with us.
Resist or embrace.