NeverDead dismembering January 31

Konami's demon-slaying third-person action game slated for release early next year on 360, PS3.

NeverDead, the dismemberment-heavy third-person action game from Kojima Productions veteran Shinta Nojiri, was first revealed during Konami's 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing. News surrounding the game dried up until this year's E3, and now, the campy action adventure has a release date.

Decapitation is encouraged, even necessary.

Konami announced today that NeverDead will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on January 31. That date is proving to be popular among Japanese publishers and their high-profile releases, as Namco Bandai's SoulCalibur V and Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII-2 are also scheduled for release on that day.

Developed in conjunction with Rebellion Software, NeverDead puts players in the shoes of Bryce Boltzmann, an immortal demon slayer that is prone to dismemberment. Getting into the enemy fray is encouraged here, as amputated body parts can be used to traverse previously inaccessible areas, utilized as weapons, or reattached to regain mobility.

The game will feature massively destructible environments and various modes of multiplayer, including cooperative and competitive play. Rebellion's recent releases include last year's Aliens vs. Predator and Rogue Warrior in 2009.

For more on NeverDead, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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19 comments
rav44
rav44

MEGADETH!!!!!

syam32245340
syam32245340

I've seen the trailer since...two years ago?

kkee
kkee

I hadn't heard of this until now. It actually looks quite interesting. I may have to read some reviews before deciding upon whether to pick it up.

Ni6htSorrow
Ni6htSorrow

I hope this turns out good, even if the graphics are not spectacular. But hey, graphics are never a base criteria for a good game.

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

Looks fun, and I hope Konami redeems themselves with this. They've disappointed me since Lords of Shadow.

JohnF111
JohnF111

I thought NeverDead was a studio who were another victim of the industry crash. Good news it wasn't. :P

pokecharm
pokecharm

this is on my wish list, but I don't know how serious I am about getting it...

Metamania
Metamania

I see this game become a rental and not a buy. Plus, Soul Calibur V is coming out on that day and I prefer to check that out instead of this.

Vodoo
Vodoo

This is what I've been waiting for... AN ORIGINAL GAME!!!!! Seems like a very unique idea. Can't wait to try it out.

Hellavation
Hellavation

The only question is which version to get the PS3 version or the Xbox version hmmmm....

Zloth2
Zloth2

OK, that's one weird game. Dialog makes it sound like the game is aimed at middle school kids, though.

franzito
franzito

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