Niche Spotlight – Severed Steel

Severed Steel

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Severed Steel, a fast-paced, stunt-driven FPS by Greylock Studio and Digerati.

You play as Steel, a one-armed assassin infiltrating the megacorporation EdenSys. Seeing as how Steel only has one arm, that means she is unable to reload guns, forcing you to carefully manage ammo and frantically scavenge for new weapons as your magazine runs dry.

Chain together stylish stunts to maneuver around each gunfight, including sliding, wall-running, jumping, using bullet time, and stunning enemies with thrown objects. Severed Steel‘s levels are also fully destructible, allowing you to jump through windows or make new entrances by blowing up walls.

Besides the game’s campaign and heavily customizable challenge modes, Severed Steel also launched with a level editor and Steam Workshop integration. You can find the launch trailer below.

Severed Steel is available on Windows PC via the Epic Games Store, GOG, and Steam for $24.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

Severed Steel is a single-player FPS featuring a fluid stunt system, destructible voxel environments, loads of bullet time, and a unique one-armed protagonist. It’s you, your trigger finger, and a steel-toed boot against a superstructure full of bad guys. Chain together wall runs, dives, flips, and slides to take every last enemy down.

Key Features

A Unique Fighter
Play as Steel, a nimble, one-armed sharpshooter on a mission. There is no reloading – pick your shots well and be ready to pry a loaded weapon from your enemies’ cold dead hands.

Stylish Combat
Dodge bullets, leap off walls, slide kick, throw weapons – do whatever it takes to come out on top in intense and frenzied firefights.

Fully Destructible Environment
Pepper through plaster with sharp 4.7 mm rounds, punch through thick concrete with .50 cal slugs, or make big holes in things with your arm cannon.

Dynamic AI
No two battles are the same thanks to dynamic, unscripted, squad-based AI.

Firefight Mode
Chase high scores and fast times for leaderboard acclaim in this arcade-styled mode. Features 30 levels, each with their own sub-challenges, and over 20 unlockable, game modifying ‘Mutators’.

Campaign Mode
Blast through six compact story chapters as you battle against the forces of nefarious mega-corporation, EdenSys.

A range of adjustable settings for features such as difficulty, visuals, audio, controls, navigation, and more.

Level Editor (with Steam Workshop support)
Build levels and share them with the community. Note: This feature is in beta and will continue to be updated post-launch.

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