Morbid Metal Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Devil May Cry-Like Combat

Morbid Metal Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Devil May Cry-Like Combat

The 2022 Future Games Show featured a trailer for Morbid Metal, a cyberpunk action title that channels the intense combat of Devil May Cry.

A brand-new indie hack-and-slash Steam game titled Morbid Metal looks to channel the stylish and intense action of the Devil May Cry series in a gritty, post-apocalyptic setting. Morbid Metal was first announced back in February and was one of many upcoming projects showcased during the Future Games Show livestream portion of the 2022 Summer Game Fest celebration.

While Thursday’s Summer Game Fest event largely put the spotlight on triple-A blockbusters like Gotham Knights and Street Fighter 6, Saturday was all about smaller Steam releases in a wide range of genres. The Future Games Show and Guerrilla Collective 3.0 livestreams showcased a wide range of quirky titles, such as WrestleQuest (which features real-life grappling icons as allies the player can summon in turn-based RPG battles), Brewmaster (in which players craft the perfect beer by mixing ingredients), and The Last Faith (a 2D Metroidvania title that drew comparisons to Bloodborne due to its gothic art style).

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Additionally, during the Future Game Show livestream (via the official GamesRadar YouTube channel), viewers were treated to a new trailer for Morbid Metal, an upcoming hack-and-slash title created by one-person development studio Pho3lix. In Morbid Metal, the player chooses between one of four robotic warriors as they journey through a ruined world and take down massive enemies with rapid dodges and stylish hack-and-slash combat. Each playable character has their own weapons and abilities, which they unleash in the trailer on a mech as heavy metal music plays in the background. While there is currently no official release date for Morbid Metal, interested players can currently wishlist the title on Steam, and developer Felix Schade has promised that it will be available “soon.”

Thanks to its emphasis on fast-paced combat, stylish aerial combos, and shredding rock music, Morbid Metal has also drawn comparisons to triple-A action games like Bayonetta, Nier: Automata, and Devil May Cry. The Devil May Cry series recently returned to the spotlight with 2019’s Devil May Cry 5, which was received well following the divisive DMC: Devil May Cry in 2013. The popularity of Devil May Cry’s combat styles and gameplay mechanics have been emulated in a number of different games, but the gritty atmosphere and fast-paced action seen in Morbid Metal may help it stand out alongside other similar titles.

Currently, there are no official plans for another Devil May Cry game, though the success of Devil May Cry 5 has encouraged speculation about the next installment of the fast-paced, demon-busting action franchise. In the meantime, Morbid Metal looks like a promising substitute thanks to its intense combos and grunge presentation. Hopefully, Morbid Metal will continue to release information surrounding development, and possibly announce an official release date in the coming months.

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Source: GamesRadar/YouTube, Steam

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