Bound by Flame, the new RPG developed by Spiders (the company, not the creatures), is coming May 9, and the studio has just five new screenshots showing some of the companions you'll be adventuring with.
Here's how Spiders describe the function of companions in the game. "Companions are real assets in combat and will prove crucial in the more advanced difficulty modes. Consider carefully who you want to fight alongside you, and combine their skills and your own abilities to achieve a flawless combat synergy, but remember to bear the nature of enemies you are confronting in mind! Each companion fulfils a specific role and has talents and attributes that are unique to them."
That's the mage Sybil on the left below, and the witch Edwen on the right. Sybil is a healer, while Edwen can take over the minds of your enemies.
Rhelmar the elf is an expert in ranged combat, while Randval the warrior on the right is a tank who can taunt enemies into attacking him.
Finally, and certainly the most cool-looking potential ally, is Mathras. He's an undead warrior who's spent thousands of years studying sword-craft.
Bound by Flame is out on PC and consoles May 9. You can check out our .