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Neverdead lives on retail shelves on January 31, 2012


Originally pegged for a February launch, Konami has pushed up the launch of Neverdead to January 31, 2012. The game, developed by Rebellion, was conceived by Shinta Nojiri, a game designer and director at Konami who has worked on several Metal Gear titles.

Konami also revealed that DLC is planned for the game, though no specifics were given.

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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that NeverDead for the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® will be available in stores on January 31st, 2012.

The brainchild of Shinta Nojiri, and co-developed with Rebellion Software, NeverDead stars an immortal hero named Bryce Boltzmann who, alongside his partner Arcadia, works for an agency tasked with defeating demonic incursions. While demons from the dawn of time emerge on present-day Earth, players take on the role of the immortal demon slayer, Bryce, as they seek and destroy the hostile invaders.

"In NeverDead, we've gone all out to change the approach the player takes in battle," said Shinta Nojiri, creator of NeverDead." Losing a limb is a mere inconvenience and Bryce's physical skills allow a wealth of ways to take out the enemy – from close-range combat, to throwing limbs into clusters of monsters and shooting them remotely. This adds a level of humor to the game that brings the world-weary main character to life, while players revel in game worlds that are fully interactive and eminently destructible."

As the monsters get larger and more vicious in the game, the side-effect of Bryce's immortality is revealed. While attacked, players can be torn limb from limb, but can then reattach the parts to their body. Even when all limbs have been removed, players can roll around as a head, looking to reattach lost parts. Gamers can also use their amputated body parts as weapons, throwing arms into clusters of monsters, or lobbing their head into seemingly impossible areas to gain access to new sections of the NeverDead map.

KONAMI will also release information on upcoming NeverDead DLC soon.

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