NeverDead goes out on a limb!

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that its forthcoming NeverDead title for PlayStation®3 and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will feature an original track from thrash metal legends, Megadeth.

Perfectly in line with the hard-edged gameplay of NeverDead, Megadeth has produced a track called “Never Dead” which will be used in the game. The band has also confirmed the track will also feature on their next album. “I wanted the song to start off very moody and then to get really aggressive towards the end, so that it would keep you drawn into the game,” explained Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. “But I had to make sure it wouldn't distract you from the game itself and I think I did that. There's great guitar solos in this song and I hope you like it. I hope the game kicks your ass, too.

NeverDead begins with the world under threat from a demonic plague. Centuries have passed since the world succumbed to an unforeseen shadow of evil cast by the Demon King. Then, a man called Bryce Boltzman and his beloved wife dared stand up to him, but while his wife was killed, Bryce was cursed with eternal life. Now, as these demons rise once again in the present day and are wreaking unrelenting mayhem, Bryce Boltzman must once again make a stand…

NeverDead is a third-person action title set in a fantasy horror-influenced universe where supernatural battles between humans and extraordinary creatures span a vast modern day cityscape. Players wield an arsenal of guns and a unique Butterfly blade to annihilate waves of unholy enemies. Bryce can rebuild his battle-weary body by collecting and reattaching any lost limbs. But he has an even more impressive ability up his sleeve: He is immortal and cannot die.

As the player is attacked by the various miscreants, Bryce can be torn limb from limb, but can simply reattach the parts to his body. Even in the case Bryce loses his limbs, Bryce can roll around as a head, looking to reattach his limbs. He can even use his amputated body parts as weapons, throwing arms into clusters of monsters, and still firing the attached gun, or lobbing his head into seemingly impossible areas, to gain access to new parts of the map.

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Accompanying Bryce is a young agent called Arcadia. A quick-witted and dynamic foil to Bryce’s world-weary outlook, Arcadia offers support against the demonic hordes and has vital intel on how to enter the inner sanctums of the Demon King. As the two work together, Bryce will be called on to protect the mortal Arcadia, while she supports Bryce during combat in many ways.

NeverDead will be released for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® this winter.  

About Konami Group

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business," "Gaming & Systems Business," "Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business" and "Health & Fitness Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.

About Rebellion

Rebellion is one of Europe's leading independent video games developers.  With a diverse portfolio of publisher-owned and internally developed IPs, and hits such as worldwide number one Aliens vs. Predator, Star Wars BattleFront Renegade Squadron, The Simpsons Game and  Sniper Elite, Rebellion prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to IP development and stewardship. Rebellion is a privately owned company based in Oxford, United Kingdom.  For more information please visit www.rebellion.co.uk  


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