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Guacamelee studio announces Severed

DrinkBox Studios' next game is 'Infinity Blade meets Mega Man'

DrinkBox Studios, the team behind cult indie platformer Guacamelee, has announced its next game.

Severed is a mobile title that uses touch controls in a similar method to Infinity Blade, Destructoid reports.

Players take control of a female warrior who wakes up and discovers her arm is inexplicably missing.

The twist is that whenever bosses are defeated their body parts can be severed and attached to the heroine, allowing her to make use of their strengths (and weaknesses).

According to DrinkBox, the entire game world is open from the start, with players free to explore in any direction they choose. However, some areas will be easier than others depending on which powers the player has already earned.

"The high-level structure is kind of like a Mega Man structure I would say," lead designer Greg Lesky explains.

"You can go down one path, or you can try going down one path and if it's not really working you can go down a different path and try that path, get the new piece of armoor or whatever it is from that path, and then try that first path again [as] you'll be more upgraded."

The game was described to Destructoid as "a cross between Mega Man, Infinity Blade and Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" and while it has only been confirmed for release on mobile devices so far, DrinkBox has said it is open to bringing the game to whichever platforms make sense, with Vita, 3DS and Wii U versions cited as possibilities.

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