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Leading UK games publisher Kwalee has today announced a publishing deal with three-person UK developer Damage State to bring the blood-soaked, action-packed FPS Scathe to PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store in 2022. You won’t have to wait long to get your hands bloody, as Kwalee is also thrilled to confirm a free limited-time demo for Scathe will feature in the Steam Next Fest celebration from 21 – 28 February. 

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Scathe is an intense, classic FPS with big guns and even bigger demons. You play as Scathe, Enforcer of the legions of Hell, forged from the earth by the Divine Creator themself. And you, like your fallen kin before you, must prove your worth by navigating a deviously crafted maze, entangled with demonic evil at every twist and turn. So, grab your Hellhammer, lock’n’load, and get ready to unleash your almighty fury!

Use Scathe’s brute strength and extreme speed to purge your way through Hell’s most grotesque abominations, as you search for the Hellstones and defeat the all-powerful Guardians that protect them, deep within the web of punishment before you.

Quick reflexes are the key to surviving the bullet-hell labyrinth that stands between you and your ascension. Rip through the underworld’s deadliest demons and collect the hellstones in the brutal single-player campaign or drag your friends into gore-filled action in intense drop-in/drop-out online co-op gameplay.

Key Features

  • ESCAPE THE MAZE – Your task is simple; collect the three Hellstones and get to the centre of the maze. Choose your own path by navigating expertly handcrafted zones – each filled with danger around every corner. Collect runes the need to progress, and smite all that stand in your way.
  • BULLET HELL – Scathe is not your ordinary FPS… Get ready for bullet-hell where you must dodge countless waves of deadly projectiles. By utilising Scathe’s incredible speed, you can  dash through attacks, leaving you unharmed. Keeping on the move is the key to survival.
  • LOCK’N’LOAD – Rip through your enemies with Scathe’s insanely powerful arsenal of weapons, each equipped with a devastating secondary fire. Spew hellfire with the Hot Hatch or slice through endless evil with the buzz saw launcher, Bow Blade.
  • DROP IN/DROP OUT ONLINE MULTIPLAYER – Scathe will support full crossplay online multiplayer where players can drop-in and drop-out at any time. Already lost deep within the labyrinth? Call upon up to three friends to join the fight. Choose your kin wisely, because in Scathe, everyone shares the same pool of lives.

Scathe is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC in 2022. Fans can wishlist the game on Steam now.

About Kwalee

Kwalee is an industry-leading multi-platform publisher made up of over 200 employees with offices all over the globe. Publishing on PC, Console, and mobile, Kwalee has achieved over 750,000,000 downloads across App stores in the hypercasual market with hit mobile games such as Draw It, Traffic Cop 3D, Rocket Sky!, and more. More recently, Kwalee has also expanded into PC & Console publishing with a veteran team experienced in Premium Indie (III) and AAA chart-topping hits.

About Damage State 

Damage State is a video games developer situated in Dundee, Scotland, UK. Formed in 2019 by three ex-AAA industry developers sporting over 40 years of combined experience. Their focus is on premium indie titles (III) and a more modern take on game development. SCATHE is Damage State’s debut title and is due for release in 2022.

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