Kwalee’s bullet-hell FPS ramps up the action ahead of the end of August PC release
Leading UK games publisher Kwalee and three-person developer Damage State are thrilled to announce that a new studio devlog and PC demo have been released for their action-packed FPS Scathe as part of the BiliBili Game Charging Festival in China. As the game draws nearer to its PC release on 31st August (the console versions will follow in early 2023) Chris Dawson, co-founder and lead developer at Damage State reveals new information about Dark Magic, one of the special abilities packed into your arsenal of destruction as you face off against the horrors from hell. Once you have a taste for what’s in store, you can grab your Hell Hammers and unleash their almighty fury on the demonic evil that awaits them in the new PC Steam demo.
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 cross-play 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.