In August of last year, Vivid Games announced a new 3rd-person action adventure game based in Greek Mythology called Godfire: Rise of Prometheus. The screens they released looked great, and the following month Vivid teased us with a brief trailer, which only made us even more eager to get our hands on Godfire. Well, that was kind of a long time ago, and we haven't really seen much about Godfire in the months since then. However, today Vivid has released a brand new trailer showing off the combat in Godfire. Check it out.

I was able to meet with Vivid here at GDC, and while they weren't quite ready for us to capture our own video of Godfire, I was able to spend a decent amount of time playing through a couple of demo levels in the game, and I really, really enjoyed it. Many people suspected that Godfire was some sort of Infinity Blade-alike, but that's not accurate. In between the combat you're roaming the land and finding treasure in a pretty typical fashion, using a virtual joystick to move wherever you want to go.

Once you enter an area and enemies descend on you, it switches into a more restricted movement mode. Here your character will sort of "lock on" to an enemy, and you have the ability to dive and roll to dodge attacks or just position yourself behind that enemy to be able to land some blows. The enemy AI is quite competent, and they'll frequently use their shields to block attacks meaning you have to be a bit more strategic when trying to take them down. However, this is still very much a button mashing affair, and with all the cool combos your character can perform it makes the combat feel extremely satisfying. There's also a really nice weapon and armor upgrading system with all types of wicked armors and blades to equip, which actually change the look of your in-game character. Oh, and that big boss fight you see towards the end of the teaser above? I played that guy too and yeah, that was intense.

Godfire: Rise of Prometheus is shaping up really nicely. Look for it to launch sometime in Q2 of 2014, and check out our forums for more discussion on the game.

  • HarryWarden

    This game looks awesome. Must have it.

  • JoeriD

    Looking pretty damn sexy

  • Boris Nguetie

    THIS LOOKS EVERYTHING!!! INSTA EVERYTHING!!! i mean check 0:28 this is DARSIDERS graphic level!!! and its not even on rails!! look at those insane animations!!! DAAAMNN!!!

  • iValerio1990

    omg omg omg omg omg omg MINE !!

  • ImJPaul

    Looking really sharp. Very relieved to find out it's not another IB clone. Looks extremely promising. Definitely excited!!!

  • Based Xatu

    So, it's god of war + I,gladiator? Those animations kinda make me third guess this game, though.

    • Boris Nguetie

      why igladiator???

      • Based Xatu

        Free roam combat that's stuck on one opponent at a time, but enemies can interrupt you mid-combat.

  • bigjack66

    Aahh another slasher game! Still, like good slashers and this looks nice. Great looking game!

  • Siveon

    Looks mediocre.

    • SonixManix

      How exactly?

      • Siveon

        If I can judge from a simple video, the combat seems stale and the graphics look dull.

        I'm not exactly an aficionado with Hack n' Slash games, but it doesn't seem to tread ground that hasn't been done way better before.

    • Boris Nguetie

      this is the living proof that there will always be someone unhappy!

      • Siveon

        Why would this make me unhappy? Underwhelmed, really.

      • Michael Graham Jr

        are u not entertained

  • Alexythimia23

    Now thats what in talkin bout bitchesss!! Lol

  • worldcitizen1919

    Yes definitely igladiator if you've played it.

    • Boris Nguetie

      yup!! with a story, better visuals, actual production value,exploration, varied combos, varied environments, giant bosses and without the crappy swipes controls....yeah its pretty much igladiator. this could even be flappy bird with less than all those features taken away!!

  • Ultima12

    Wow!! Amazing

  • geno11233

    Hey Jared, what are the dodges like? Forward, backward, side to side or??

  • bored2death

    I hope this game has a "THIS IS SPARTA" Easter egg.

  • Spamgristle

    The rhyming couplets sends this trailer from compelling to mind blowing awesome.