Konami Become NeverDead
If only that meant they were immortal, but no, it’s the newly released title to hit the US for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, co-developed by Shinta Nojiri and Rebellion Software and featuring an immortal super action hero.. wait, wouldn’t that mean you could just go through the game and never die?
“The release of NEVERDEAD is extremely satisfying and exciting for Konami, taking the third person action genre to a new level of player interactivity” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “In a destructible environment where even the amputated and severed pieces of the hero can be a weapon, anything is possible.”
In NEVERDEAD, players become the immortal Bryce Boltzmann, a tragic hero who has endured a suffering existence due to the murder of his wife at the hands of Astaroth, the Demon King. Moving through life without aspirations other than where he will find his next drink, he fights alongside his partner Arcadia for the National Anti-Demon Agency (NADA), exterminating modern day demonic forces.
Players make use of the hero’s immortality to tackle obstacles featuring the new and often gruesome decapitation and regeneration mechanic. Rip off your arm to explode a detonation device against an enemy, tear off your head to scout the level, shoot electric bullets by getting electrocuted and brutalize your hero in every way to discover what abilities he possesses.
There doesn’t appear to be any details of a European release.