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Grasshopper Debuts Black Knight Sword For PSN, XBLA

If Lollipop Chainsaw isn't your thing, maybe you'll be more into another of Grasshopper Manufacture's projects:

It's called Black Knight Sword, and Grasshopper sound director Akira Yamaoka presented this new downloadable effort at GamesCom 2011. It's a 2D side-scrolling action platformer, and it should arrive for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live service in "January or February 2012." Yamaoka said the game gets much of its inspiration "from children's story books or puppet theater," which is very intriguing. At the same time, though, this game is most certainly not for kids. Grasshopper and Co. aren't into that, really.

Yamaoka added that the gameplay will be familiar to anyone who remembers the good ol' days of side-scrolling entertainment. Lastly, you should know that while the game is being developed at Grasshopper Manufacture, it's set to be published in Europe by Digital Reality. We'll be looking forward to this downloadable adventure next year, that's for sure.

Related Game(s): Black Knight Sword

Tags: black knight sword, grasshopper, suda51, digital reality

8/17/2011 9:23:10 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (6 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 10:02:11 PM
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Sweet, like the paper predecessors to movies in Japan. I've got to try to get a review code for this.

I suppose it was easy to see this coming with the 2D stuff in Shadows of the Damned, but this looks way better.

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556pineapple
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 10:06:52 PM
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Looks really cool. Love the sound in the background, but considering it's Akira Yamaoka, that should be no surprise.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 10:33:09 PM
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I'm loving the art style of this one.

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cLoudou
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 11:09:36 PM
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Black Night Sword? Is this the sequel to that awesome Martin Lawrence movie?

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 4:17:36 AM
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so happy to see the 2D action platformer come back, but can someone please have the balls to release this as a full fledged game?
come on, there is so much you could do with the genre.
restricting it to downloadable games is just stupid!

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sunspider13
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 4:11:43 PM
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This looks very interesting, I can't wait to play this.

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