Scalebound Gamescom 2016 screenshots

Earth Village and Thuban screenshots.

Scalebound

Microsoft and Platinum Games released four new screenshots of Scalebound at Gamescom 2016.

The action RPG from director Hideki Kamiya follows the journey of Drew, who is pulled into the strange and dangerous world of Draconis, and bonded to a fearsome and noble dragon named Thuban who is the last of his kind. Together, they must fight to defeat powerful enemies that threaten Draconis and Earth.

In addition to the screenshots, a new preview at Polygon confirms that Drew and Thuban are connected and share a life force. You can use an ability called “Dragon Link” to merge their minds into one, switching the game from the over-the-shoulder view of Drew to a first-person perspective from Drew as he directs Thuban. You can also customize your dragon. There are three types: the balanced rex, the heavy tank, and the speedy wyvern. You’ll be able to change the attributes of your dragon with gems. Additional customizations are available through armor and gem buffs.

Scalebound is due out for Xbox One and PC in 2017.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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