Bound By Flame summons a May 9 release date

After a notable delay, Bound By Flame is ready to release on PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on May 9.

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After a lengthy delay, Focus Home Interactive and Spiders Studio have announced a release date for Bound by Flame. The action-RPG will hit Sony consoles (along with PC and Xbox 360) on May 9 and the developers have released a new gameplay trailer to show off some more of the game's combat.

"In Bound by Flame, the combat system lets you instantly switch between three stances (Fighter, Ranger, and Pyromancer), allowing you to adapt to the enemy you're facing on the fly," project manager Walid Miled said on PlayStation.Blog. "We also showcase some of the creatures you'll be fighting. There's a lot of them out there, and each has its own characteristics and tendencies in combat."

The trailer below illustrates some of the game's weapons in action, showing a two-handed hammer and dual-wielded daggers among others. Miled promises other weapon options, both of the close and long-range variety. Of course, since the game centers around a mercenary possessed by a flame demon, you can also simply choose to fry your enemies.

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