Deathbound: The First Ever Party-Based Soulslike Launches for Consoles and PC This Summer

Publisher Tate Multimedia and developer Trialforge Studio have announced the release date for Deathbound. Deathbound is a dynamic single-player, party-based soulslike game slated for launch on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S on August 8th, 2024. This innovative game invites you to form alliances with fallen warriors using a groundbreaking 4-hero party system, working together to defeat appalling creatures and enemies.

Check out the brand-new action-packed release date announcement trailer below:

Set in a harsh world where Faith clashes with Science, Deathbound challenges you to refuse death and embrace the power of Ziêminal by bonding with fallen warriors encountered on their journey. The game’s dynamic 4-hero party system allows you to transform between characters mid-combat, ensuring survival through teamwork seamlessly. Each character possesses unique skills, combat techniques, and backstories that significantly impact gameplay.

The interactions between these characters are crucial, as they lead to different outcomes and status effects depending on player actions. For example, aligning characters from opposing factions, such as the Church of Death and the Cult of Life, will cause conflict and result in consequential combat effects. Conversely, pairing fallen warriors with similar beliefs can lead to powerful combat buffs, essential for taking down relentless foes.


Key Features

  • The Essence: Absorb the skills, memories, and identities of fallen warriors throughout the world. Combine their unique personalities and combat styles, switching between them seamlessly to harness their full potential.
  • Party System: Form your party from the essences you absorb. Deathbound features a robust party system that allows you to craft a unique playstyle through talent trees. Switch between fallen warriors to utilize their skills and abilities effectively. Each party member’s affiliation in life will affect their synergy in death.
  • Dynamic Morphing: Unleash the combined powers of fallen warriors with devastating Morphstrikes. Utilize different attack styles to perform powerful combinations and finishing blows to defeat all who oppose you.
  • Brutal World: Explore Ziêminal, a world that blends a technological past with a medieval present. The city of Akratya, rich in lore and dangers, is falling into ruin under the shadow of a grand crusade. With its imposing brutalist architecture and melding of technology, it’s a city bound for oblivion.
  • Unforgiving Monsters and Bosses: Face challenging enemies designed to push you to your limits. Their very nature is based on the five stages of grief, with each new encounter commanding the attention of any soul who dares face them. Brazilian-based developer Trialforge Studio, a small but ambitious 20-person team, is making waves in the Brazilian indie scene with this fresh take on the soulslike genre.


Deathbound will launch simultaneously on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store on August 8th, 2024. For those eager to strike with synergy, a new demo is available now on Steam. If you are interested in playing it when it comes out, be sure to wishlist Deathbound on Steam to gather essence and prepare for this unique adventure. Aiming to deliver a high-quality experience, Deathbound will be available for $29.99.

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