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Here, finally, be dragons.

Hideki Kamiya, game director at Platinum Games, took the stage at Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference to show off the first gameplay from Scalebound, an action role-playing game that he said was the biggest game Platinum has ever made. It’s a game that didn’t appear at the giant Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show last month, showing that Microsoft wanted to save some material for Europe’s biggest gaming show.

In Scalebound, you play a sword-and-bow wielding hero who travels with a huge dragon. It has a four-player cooperative mode, and it comes out during the holiday season in 2016. Kamiya said that you can play on foot or on the back of a dragon. He showed how you can fight soldiers and direct the dragon to wipe out buildings full of enemies.

One of the cool things about the combat is that the hero can transform himself partially into the dragon and fight with a huge claw.


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