At E3 last week, Microsoft and PlatinumGames announced a new Xbox One-exclusive game, titled Scalebound. While we know nothing about how it plays, Platinum have posted a couple of messages about Scalebound on their official blog. First up is Hideki Kamiya, the game’s director:
This is Hideki Kamiya, creative director at PlatinumGames.
The day has finally come that I can announce my new project to everyone.
I’ve created many original titles over the course of my career. Now I have a great opportunity to launch a new project with a new partner, and I’m excited to bring you a brand new game experience once again.
The focus of my new game is the gigantic beast that reigns over the fantasy genre: the dragon. Dragons have a unique power to capture the imagination, and I’ve loved dragons since I was a child. I’ve always wished that I could create a game featuring this magnificent creature; now the time has come for me to realize my dream.
I can’t share many details about the game yet, but rest assured that the development team and I are working around the clock so that we can show you more as soon as possible. For now, I ask that you let your imagination run wild while you wait.
I promise dragon fans around the world: this game will not disappoint. See you soon,
Hideki Kamiya (@pg_kamiya)
And next up is J.P. Kellams, who is serving as creative producer on Scalebound:
Dragons have lived in our fantasies for centuries. They are a common thread that weave between cultures and eras, linking us together under wings and flame; fear and awe.
Scalebound is project that strives to live up to these ideals. A Japanese and American team working together to create the dragon game we’ve always dreamed of, but never gotten to play. Together, we can create something that pushes our team, and the action genre, to new heights.
Our team considers it an honor to take up this challenge. Knowing how many of us have wanted this game forever, I can’t imagine how many of you have wanted the same thing. It’s going to be a wild ride and we can’t wait to take it with you.
Jean Pierre Kellams (@pg_jp)
Creative Producer, Scalebound
Scalebound doesn’t have a release window yet.