This latest gameplay trailer reveals how its violent mech-within-a-mech gameplay works, dropping traditional cover systems for agility and an arsenal of high-powered weaponry.
In Beyond Flesh and Blood you play as conscripted engineer Ethan Cunningham. Ethan is one of the remaining members of the human race, hidden away on an orbital space station full of survivors that fled the surface of Earth. The Earth, itself, has become a severely inhospitable place.
I've played early builds of Beyond Flesh and Blood, both on my Surface Pro 3 and on a Xbox One at last year's EGX convention, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. If you'd like to know more about the game, I interviewed lead developer Lee Blacklock last summer, right here on Windows Central.
Beyond Flesh and Blood is the brainchild of Pixel Bomb Games, a British indie outfit which recently hired former Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider, Legacy of Kain) lead John Kavanagh as its managing director. While Beyond Flesh and Blood will arrive on Xbox as part of the ID@Xbox program, it boasts gameplay and visuals a little beyond what you might expect of an indie title. Despite the connotations, the studio has been unashamed in publicizing its indie heritage, and John Kavanagh recently gave an interview with MCV to explain where Pixelbomb will stake their claim in the industry:
Beyond Flesh and Blood is among the first titles to benefit from a tax relief scheme as part of a wider campaign by the UK government to promote the video game industry — which recently saw the mayor of London recreated in Minecraft. Hopefully the tax measures will help more UK studios get their games up to Beyond Flesh and Blood's level.
Beyond Flesh and Blood will hit Xbox One, PS4, PC (with VR support) in Q2, 2016.
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Do you remember Mech Assault
I loved that game along with Armored Core both would be amazing this gen
Check out this tweet from Phil Spencer from last summer regarding Mech Assault. Could be telling.
I think I am really going to like this!
I still have Mech Assault lone wolf, Need for speed Hot Pursuit. Black, Brute force class, conflict Desert storm, Manhunt that was a game play in a room lights off very the music added to it, & a Black xbox I never once went on Xbox live with it. I'm going to root them out, attic here I come.
I've just found out apparently from my Mrs, that some time ago I sold some old Atari console with cartridges and some other old keyboard games & them as well to Gamestation for there museum, I'm gutted not for xbox but the Atari & other bits they were collectable probably worth abit now, my lad asked me some years ago I remember but it wasn't for them misunderstanding on my part gutted. To late now.
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