Damage State, a three-person development team from the same UK town as Forza Horizon 5 developer Playground Games, has announced Scathe, a bullet-hell first-person shooter due out this year for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. A playable PC demo will be available as part of Steam Next Fest from February 21-28.
Scathe is being published by Kwalee. As you can see in the announcement trailer above, Scathe is a fast-paced FPS that emphasizes speed, promising “big guns and even bigger demons.”
Scathe will also include a drop-in/drop-out cooperative mode. As the developers describe it, “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.”
You can wishlist Scathe on Steam if you’re interested.
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