malec is very handsome!
More about the romances in Shadow Bonds!
We'll be sharing something every week leading up to the release of Shadow Bonds.
Today's post about the romance system collects the information previously released on itchio in one handy spot!
A taste of the full game
Despite being an introduction to the characters and setting of Sigh of the Abyss, Shadow Bonds is a side-story that can be enjoyed on its own. Because of that, the characters you'll meet already have a relationship with the protagonist—so you skip the guarded 'getting to know each other' phase to experience a bond already formed.
Romance your way
At the start of the game you can pick the romantic preferences of your protagonist: you can select an interest in men, women, both or neither. You can change this at any time during play as well!
Showing interest in a specific gender will let the corresponding characters be more forward and flirty towards you, and will open up additional dialogue options. Here's an example in action!
If you show interest in women, you have the option to compliment Sylas:
If you're not interested in women, the game will auto-pick the friendly response instead:
Even if you're into a specific gender, you always get the option to pick the friendly response instead:
What a treat!
There are six beautiful CGs/illustrations in Shadow Bonds. Two of them require specific romances: Malec and Sylas.
Here's a sneak peek!
Sigh of the Abyss: Shadow Bonds releases on April 5! Join us next week for more about the game.
You can also check out the shiny new voiced trailer!