The report comes from Alex Seedhouse, who said that “it is my understanding that Scalebound has been resurrected as a project to be released as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.” The report goes on to suggest that development for Scalebound may well have been rebooted though nothing is certain in that regard.
It’s a story that feeds into comments made by Game Informer during a recent episode of Kind of Funny Games, where a “game that’s thought to be dead that Nintendo’s reviving,” was mentioned, a title that could very well be Scalebound.
Developed by Platinum Games, Scalebound originally had quite a few players excited at the prospect of a wholly original IP being developed as an Xbox exclusive. Though after it was cancelled in early 2017, The game had you playing as Drew, who was accompanied by a fire-breathing dragon that you could command. Along with the promise of four-player co-op, Scalebound also had a nifty feature where Drew would pop-in some headphones and add a bit of bass to your boss fights.
It remains to be seen whether Scalebound will be revived but the rumour is certainly worth keeping an eye on. I kind of wish I didn’t get rid of my Switch now.