E3 2010: NeverDead, Don’t Lose Your Head Over This One

By: Cody Mills

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Not only did Konami announce Silent Hill 8 but they also revealed a new third-person action game known as NeverDead. Sure, it’s a hack ‘n’ slash with dual pistols and a sword, it’s not like we haven’t seen that before, but there’s something about NeverDead that is an unexpected twist, or should I say tear? Why not continue after the break and see what I mean.

The world is being torn apart by a demonic plague the likes of which haven’t been seen in centuries, when the demons made one human an immortal. It’s up to him to save the world. Playing as an immortal seems too easy, but not in NeverDead. Using destructible environments and ragdoll physics, the hero can literally be ripped apart limb by limb whereupon he can use his regenerative powers to piece himself back together. This raises the question, what if you just simply can’t find an arm?

“For NEVERDEAD, we‘ve introduced some truly exciting new forms of gameplay and sword fighting, including a unique healing mechanism originally designed and conceived by former members of Kojima Productions,” explained Martin Schneider, European Marketing and PR Director for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “Their contributions, and those of the development team, have helped forge a great new action IP to add to Konami’s vast lineup.”

The trailer below shows us some pretty ridiculous scenes for what will happen once the hero loses his legs and torso; spinning cartwheel of arms and pistols. It’s true though, everything in this game is to be expected in a hack ‘n’ slash. There’s the constantly humorous, yet strong, main male character with his sexy partner and the upgradable pistols and swords. Judge for yourself by watching the trailer and remember NeverDead will be releasing on PS3 and Xbox 360 from Voltage and Konami. There is no date set yet.

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