Alvion’s upcoming PlayStation Network title Malicious includes not only the option to play as a male protagonist, but as a female, as well. According to a Famitsu.com preview, the protagonist is an unnamed spirit who’s been sent to the world of Malicious, so the player is given the option to represent themselves as male or female.
The preview also took a dive inside of some of the action game’s unique features. Players will have the ability to jump six levels high, allowing players to dodge enemy attacks or hurdle at them from the sky. Players can run on walls, which Famitsu says feels the same as running on the ground.
If a player has the skill equipped (which we assume they’ve won from a boss – killing bosses in this game grants the player new skills), they’ll be able to initiate counterattacks on certain bosses. The player can perform various sets of combos using their magic cape, which will transform to the shape of a fist, sphere, shield or sword mid-combo, depending on the combo. When the player’s health is down, they can use the Aura System to heal their HP or power up their character. Aura is gained in battle as the player defeats and shields against enemies. The Aura System allows the player to power up to three levels; at the highest, the aura depletes faster.
The Famitsu preview also provided a small look a three of the game’s boss fights:
A massive boss with agile movement. He’s fought in a library.
Uses massive fist to attack player. He’s fought in the royal plaza.
Attacks player with both a lance and long-range attacks.
A batch of low-res screenshots can be found at the Famitsu.com preview. Of course, we’ll have them in our gallery as soon as they’re released in high-def.