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2:00 PM on 02.08.2012

Review: NeverDead

When creating a videogame protagonist with a particular super power, there's an extra responsibility to create a challenging, rewarding sense of balance. If your hero has enhanced strength and speed, how do you keep enem...

Jim Sterling


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5:30 PM on 01.31.2012

Live show: Mash Tactics lives forever with NeverDead

Tuesdays on Mash Tactics are now designated as the 'New Release Showcase'. Kicking off the first of many to come, King Foom is playing Konami's immortal hack 'n' slash NeverDead. Can Foom keep his head in this adventure throu...

Bill Zoeker

3:00 PM on 01.24.2012

Here's a whole bunch of new art and screens for NeverDead

Konami's NeverDead is out at the end of the month, and there's a bunch of new art and screenshots to celebrate. Seems like the game's been in development for fifteen thousand years, so I'm glad to see it finally on the horizo...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 12.01.2011

NeverDead available January 31, so have some screens

Konami has announced the release date for NeverDead, the weird-as-balls action game starring an immortal demon hunter whose body takes procedural damage until he's a mess of scattered limbs. The title will be available from J...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 09.19.2011

NeverDead gets a balls-mental trailer

NeverDead has a new trailer for your amusement, and at the very least, it looks completely insane. As to whether it'll be a good game ... well, that's another thing entirely.  It certainly looks a little rough around th...

Jim Sterling



E3: Throw your own head around in NeverDead photo
E3: Throw your own head around in NeverDead
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

NeverDead follows a demon hunter named Bryce, cursed with immortality after he unsuccessfully tried to kill a demon king.  You're armed with two guns, a sword and your own freaking limbs can be used as weapons. Enemies can rip off your body parts and Bryce can pick them up to reattach them or swing them around. If you can't get to your limbs, they will regenerate thanks to your immortal powers.

You really have no fear of death except that you will get game over if your mortal partner alongside you, Arcadia, gets killed by the demons you're hunting. That will be your main concern in regards to death. Oddly though, Bryce can get killed by certain demons, like a little tiny one that will suck up your head when you're literally rolling your head around to solve puzzles.

Gameplay-wise, it reminded me a lot of Devil May Cry. It's over-the-top action with bad voice acting, American rock n roll music and a ludicrous plot. It looks fun, but my initial impression on the game makes me think it won't be worth the full retail price it will most likely come out at. I'm interested to see how the four-player co-op will feel, since developer Rebellion Developments only hinted at the mode.

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