Platinum Games announces Scalebound for Xbox One
posted on 06.09.14 at 01:54 PM EDT by (@salromano)
From the developer behind Bayonetta and Vanquish.


Microsoft and Platinum Games announced Scalebound during its E3 press conference this morning.

Directed by Bayonetta and Devil May Cry‘s Hideki Kamiya, the game transports players to a distant and hostile world, where they’ll come face to face with fearsome creatures. You’ll form a bond with a formidable dragon, which will prove crucial to the survival of both worlds.

Watch the announcement trailer below. View some artwork at the gallery.

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  • 武神水樹

    Sounds weird

  • Guest

    This is interesting. Is this the third party exclusive MS was talking about?

    • 武神水樹


    • Sal Romano

      Conference is over, so must be.

  • Luna Kazemaru


  • BizarreJelly

    Platinum <3

  • Solomon_Kano

    Time to start saving up.

    • Kurisu Makise

      Heck next month I might be able to just pull it off but do I want the Kinect bundle, that’s the question for me =/

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yea. Even if I have the money, I’m not buying one until Sunset Overdrive hits at the earliest.

    • Budgiecat

      get me one too dont forget…

      • Solomon_Kano


  • Zackasaur

    Well this looks like shit. That main character is insufferable.

    And loldragonborn.

    I mean, maybe it will play well? But I’ll skip it no matter what with a lead character like that.

    • McPoo

      Reminds me of Dante with Prototype armour

      • Zackasaur

        He’s a bit lime the reboot Dante, but way worse.

        And his quips were even worse than the Sonic Boom ones we heard yesterday.

        So disappointing. The Dragonborn ripoff is funny, at least.

        • McPoo

          Tbf Bayonetta was a p awful character and people liked that game.

          Personally I’m not fussed about Platinum, it’s nice to see an exclusive though.

          • Zackasaur

            Yeah, I can’t really tolerate Bayonetta, either.

            But Vanquish was all right.

  • BlueCereal

    Waiting for some gameplay.

  • PrinceHeir

    I wonder if the gameplay will be Dragon’s Dogma x Panzer Dragoon with the speed of Platinum games?!?!

    Tbh the trailer was kinda unimpressive though :

    • z_merquise

      That would be pretty cool. And Kamiya’s a fan of old shoot-em-ups like After Burner and Space Harrier so it’s possible.

  • Aiddon

    the only interesting thing about the MS conference. Well, except for them remembering Phantom Dust existed

  • Somerandomperson

    This, project spark and Halo were the only interesting exclusives I found interesting. The rest of the media briefing was…not as interesting as I have anticipated.

  • Raiyu

    Looked great, but I need to see some gameplay first.

  • Elvick

    I’m sure the gameplay will be great, but I’m not feeling the MC. Or the ‘humor’ they are aiming for in this one.

    • Aiddon

      yeah, the MC looks like a generic Dante caricature; Dante is AWESOME, but it seems every attempt Kamiya’s made to try and emulate him again has failed. It also doesn’t help that the best versions of Dante were from DMC 3 and 4, games that Kamiya didn’t have that big of a part in.

      • Zackasaur

        He sucks at characters. lol

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    Dinosaur May Cry certainly deserves my attention (Thank you @Lenna for this glorious turn of phrase)

  • Unretributed

    Devil May Train Your Dragon?

    Lol that trailer was dripping with cheese.

  • z_merquise

    Here’s hoping we’ll see a gameplay trailer soon because that’s where Platinum really shine.

  • Lara Croft

    Need to see some gameplay.

  • RyoonZ

    I follow wherever Kamiya games are, will buy Xbox One when it’s $299
    But not really digging the protagonist, looks exactly like Tameem’s Dante.

  • bloodiOS

    For me, the trailer was shockingly boring. That, together with the lack of gameplay (don’t care if pre-alpha footage or whatever) rendered the trailer utterly unable to generate any form of emotional stir within me.

    • EX+

      A lot of the conference was CG. Major exclusives like Halo 5, Scalebound and the Crackdown reboot all got the CGI treatment.
      Didn’t they say that Halo 5 would be playable at E3 2014 last year?

    • z_merquise

      I still remember the first trailer of Vanquish was a live-action without any gameplay as well. It felt uninspiring. And look at it now, it’s the best 3rd person shooter ever (for me, at least).

      I’m sure the gameplay for this new game will impress once they shown it.

      • PrinceHeir

        Yup Yup!

        I actually thought it was generic too, but boy i was wrong!

  • Blaz

    I am jelly as fuck, but i won’t buy an XBOX1 for it, not until it greatly decreases the price-tag.

  • SigmaNHK

    Didn’t really like the style, but I’ll wait for some gameplay. It’s Platinum though so I’ll probably buy an Xbox One for this either way.

  • DarthBrian

    It’s hard to tell how the game plays so hard to get excited over this except that it’s a Platinum Games game.

  • AnimusVox

    So it’s kinda like Drakengard expect….hm….

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    This definitely made their conference good/

  • MrKappa

    Not digging the Donte-like character here and no gameplay leaves me with nothing to care about for now.

    • Aiddon

      I was gonna say, if you’re ape a design, why Donte?

    • miyamoto

      I think its not Dante but Neil Patrick Harris that inspired this character.

    • badmoogle

      He looks like a cross between Donte and Joffrey from GoT.Terrible character design.

  • Anime10121

    All of my YEP! Well besides the main characters design (like his clothes though).
    Snarky DmC3 like attitude-check
    Devil Trigger Dragon armor-check
    Platinum games-check check check!

    • Frank Doomrider Johansen

      HELLYEAH!! my thought exactly YEAH!!!!!

  • OverlordZetta

    Finally! A game where you fight WITH a dragon instead of against them!

    I know there are a couple of them out there already (and if you know of any besides monster collecting games, please let me know of them), but I’m glad to see even more showing up.

    • miyamoto

      Drakengard 3 *cough *cough

      • Kobracon

        Or y’know, Drakengard in general. Or Panzer Dragoon.

        • Budgiecat

          and How to train your Dragon

          and……. >_> ……..<_<


  • 罪罰

    Dammit, I dont want to buy an Xbox. Kamiya will make an amazing game fuck yeah dragons and Zetman

  • Bob Obb

    I was really angry when Kamiya showed up but after I saw the main character’s design I couldn’t care less about this game.

    • Budgiecat

      the info says “players”, so there’s a chance this is a MP game and he’s just a placeholder made for the trailer and you’ll have create a character…

  • ConkerBFD

    Gosh, take a look at my (maybe our) situation! Now, there are two exclusive Platinum games for consoles that I don’t have! What’s the problem with Sony consoles, Hideki San?

    • Hidayat246

      hideki-sensei hate sony (maybe)
      i remember when i read hideki-sensei compared PLAYSTATION ALL-STAR with SUPER SMASH BROS via twitter

      here the link :

    • 罪罰

      Sony doesn’t care about Platinum, they go where people are willing to support them.

      • Budgiecat

        and then the consumers don’t support their games lol

  • PrinceHeir

    Want to see more gameplay videos :D

    Though i hope Sony makes a deal with Platinum so they can have their own exclusive game just like what MS and Nintendo have.

    Glad lots of companies are approaching Platinum Games though!!

  • Sal Romano

    My favorite announcement of the day so far.

  • AdamBoy64

    Looks pretty neat.
    Hopefully we’ll get some more footage soon.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Donte Hunter

  • Kobracon

    Wow that was short. WAY too short. Must be really REALLY early in development, but looks interesting. Medievel Fantasy setting but main character has headphones? lol oh Kamiya. Power Ranger armor AND dragon riding? HELL YEAH

    I agree with the designs though, it does look a little bland and westernized, but hey, I have faith in Kamiya to provide a drop dead fun game.

  • 罪罰

    Dragoon Zetman Crisis May Cry
    Kamiya you friggin genius.
    I guess I have to buy Xbone now.