British retailer Base may have leaked the release date for Scalebound, a high-impact Xbox One title that’s slated for a 2017 launch. As can be seen below, Base lists Scalebound as being released on March 31st, 2017. Now, it is possible that this is a placeholder date, but the standard placeholder used for other 2017 titles with no definite release date (for example, Mass Effect: Andromeda), is December 31st.
Just yesterday, Base listed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Definitive Edition as launching on PS4 and Xbox One on November 23rd, seemingly confirming the rumoured remaster and giving it a release date to boot. This may lend credence to the possibility that Scalebound will indeed drop on March 31st.
Scalebound is an Unreal 4-based action RPG from PlatinumGames, developers of Madworld and Bayonetta among other titles. While the Xbox One comes up short on specs compared to the PS4, a strong lineup of exclusives is what allowed Microsoft’s console to remain a credible purchase, despite “Resolution-gate” and much backtracking on Kinect integration. As a new, exclusive Xbox IP, which PlatinumGames head Hideki Kamiya said is unlike anything Platinum has made before.
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