NeverDead, originally slated for release in February, had its drop date slightly moved up today to January 31, 2012. The action game from Konami and Rebellion Software will now be going toe-to-toe with two biggest Japanese releases of early 2012: Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Soulcalibur V, which will also be vying for attention from gamers on the final day of January.
NeverDead is being directed by Shinta Nojiri, who did design work on various Metal Gear releases over the years. His game stars the immortal Bryce Boltzmann for whom Konami says “Losing a limb is a mere inconvenience.” But will reattachable limbs be enough to overcome the two blockbuster sequels mentioned above? The jury’s still out on that one, but it’s certainly going to be a steep climb.