Ghostfire Games sure knows how to deliver hype: trickle content out on a weekly basis! Considering the game consists entirely off boss fights, it’s pretty easy to unveil one enemy at a time, and today, we get Ixthid, the floating beholder.
Hit the jump for the brand new trailer showing off some pretty exciting gameplay.
Ghostfire Games (9/08/09):
We have released a new video for the game. Ixthid the Beholder has arrived, and he is one mean dude.
A few things of note in the video are:
Lasers – Ixthid uses his lasers to attack, and does this in many different ways. Sometimes you have to jump them, sometimes dodge, and sometimes block. The move where Ixthid says “Eternal Darkness”, can only be countered, not avoided. To counter it, you must strike him at just the right time, and the move will be cancelled.
Crystalline Prison – Finally, at the end of the video you see a finisher move called Crystalline Prison. Crystalline prison is a mystical combo that summons a magical shard of glass to imprison your enemy. After imprisoning your enemy, you can smash that shard with your hammer and do great damage to your enemy.
All in all, Rage seems like a pretty cool take on the Punchout! series. I’m pretty surprised that no one has opted to take the succesful “one on one firstperson” bout idea and turned it into something successful. Here’s hoping Ghostfire can pull it off!