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For this week’s Switch Kickstarter Project of the Week, we will be looking at Bound by Blades. The game is slated to release in September 2022 on PC and mobile (with a Nintendo Switch port following closely after). Here’s the game’s overview:

In the Action RPG Bound By Blades, the desolate land of Ashmyr has become overwhelmed by bloodthirsty beasts. Scavenge materials, forge gear, and fortify yourself to confront the ferocious foes that lie ahead in order to rekindle the last hopes of life. 

Controls are built to be comfortable and intuitive for all control schemes. Play with a controller, keyboard and mouse, or either individually on PC. Mobile combines the 4 corners of your screen as character standpoints and buttons to give a natural feel of movement.

Bound By Blades is made for players of all calibers and is meant to allow any adventurer to embark on this challenging journey. The combat system is vast in allowing a variety of attacks, such as: Quick Attacks, Charge Attacks, Combos and Unique Combo Finishers. The monsters have their own arsenal of attacks, so you’ll need to survive too. You’ll need to master Blocking, Dodging, Running and Healing using potions in the midst of battle. The simplicity of Bound By Blades opening gameplay allows anyone to enjoy it, but it opens itself to a wide dynamic of gameplay and challenges through the bosses’ abilities and the necessity to master your own.  

Our most anticipated and exciting feature we want to add is cooperative multiplayer, getting to tackle difficult bosses with a friend online brings so much more excitement and team work to the table. 

A strong belief in designing an Action RPG for us is to be able to enjoy it with a friend or a random stranger you join up with to slay the Ilcyon and push the limits of the End Game Dungeon System!

The combat looks very unique, something that Bound by Blades offers that I’d be curious to see where the developer’s ideas originated from. The art style also looks incredibly charming with a colourful cast of characters and beautiful fantasy settings.

Bound by Blades requires $30,000USD and is currently sitting at $4,825USD after 68 backers with 31 days remaining. So if you’d like to support the development of this game and secure yourself, click the link below.

Thank you to our $5 and up Patreon Backer for their ongoing support:

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Posted by Alex Harding