Severed Launch Date and Price

Monday, April 11th, 2016

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Severed Skull Battle

Drinkbox Studios, a prolific indie developer from Canada, has announced that their next game, Severed, will be released on April 26 for the PS Vita. It will be $14.99 MSRP but there will be a 10% discount during launch week for PS Plus subscribers. After 2 years in production, this is exciting news for many of us who were highly anticipating this release. Their previous game, Guacamelee, took the gaming world by storm. This title, while it retains many of the artistic aesthetic of the previous game, is a much different game. It is a traditional first person dungeon crawler in many ways, but with some twists, such as using the PS Vita touch screen for attacking and defense, and cutting off monster parts to use for upgrades or to wear. Here is a quote from the Official Playstation Blog announcement.

If you haven’t heard of Severed before, here’s a quick run-down: Severed is a first-person dungeon crawling adventure where you equip the carcasses of your enemies to gain their powers. You play as Sasha, a warrior who wakes up in a surreal fantasy world and sets off on a mission to find the missing members of her family.

Severed was initially planned as a Spring 2015 release, but after showing an early demo of the game at PlayStation Experience in December 2014 we were inspired with a ton of new ideas and decided there was a lot more we wanted to add. It only took a whole extra year, but we’ve finally finished packing in as much as we could into Severed and we’re really happy with how it has turned out.

This is one we are definitely excited for so we will keep you updated on further announcements.

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About William Haderlie

Born in the 1970's, I've been an avid participant for much of video game history. A lifetime of being the sort of supergeek entrenched in the sciences and mathematics has not curbed my appreciation for the artistry of video games, cinema, and especially literature.




  • Mr0303

    The game looks awesome. April is a good month for Vita games. I wonder how they used the touch controls here.

    • William Haderlie

      The touch is used for battle, but you explore and use menu choices with the controller. The combat is pretty active, so you swipe in ways that either delay, block, or attack the monsters. Then when you have worn down their health, you will swipe to cut off the monster parts so you can pick them up and use as upgrades. It’s very interesting and dynamic, especially because you only have one monster in front of you at once, but you can be attacked by multiple. So you can see their turn coming up, and you have to switch over to the monsters to delay them before they attack, and then switch back to the monster you are trying to kill first. Hard to describe, but there is some great strategy there.

    • Mr0303

      Sounds great. I’ll definitely give it a try.

    • azariosays

      hopefully limited run gives a physical release

    • Mr0303

      More physical releases are always welcome.