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Video: Take A Gander At Black Knight Sword From Grasshopper

While Suda 51 is taking a major creativity sabbatical by working on Lollipop Chainsaw (cheerleaders and zombies, really?), his studio Grasshopper Manufacture is charging ahead with some more interesting game ideas. Specifically I'm referring to Black Knight Sword, a recently revealed side-scrolling action game born from the partnership between Grasshopper and Digital Reality.

The above video takes a while to get going (gameplay doesn't start until 2:26) but it's worth the wait. Black Knight Sword's side-scrolling levels take place on a puppet stage with a distinct paper cutout style. Think pre-Symphony of the Night Castlevania done in an art style that's one part Paper Mario and one part Okami, and you're most of the way there.

Oh yeah, and that's Akira Yamaoka, of Silent Hill composing fame, who is introducing the game. So if he's on board, you know there's reason to get excited.

Black Knight Sword will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PSN as Grasshopper Manufacture's first attempt at digital distribution, though no release date has been set yet.

5 Comments

JustTheTrick.tm said:

*GHM fanboygasm*

and I'm spent.

p.s. boo to Sony :P *trolling*

Ulkesh said:

The way the backgrounds and level props are hung and the way they move puppet-style, and the way the gameplay is... Well, my first thought was "Oh, I want to go play 'Little Big Planet' now."

VoiceOfGosh said:

Honestly, I'm not that impressed... Everything in this game seems to have been done before waaay too many times in other games. From graphics to game play, nothing screams uniqueness. :/

Silver Phoenix said:

The game seems to have no depth. It's interesting design wise, but it looks like an HD version of something made on PS1. There is also a ridiculous amount of screen tearing for a game that doesn't have that much going on.

If there is a demo I'll try it, but it just looks like a stylistic download game and nothing more.

Ty said:

me being a an old-school gamer.. this kind of game looks like what i have been waiting for consoles to do, since they dropped it for 3D back in the N64 era. It gives me that vibe of obscure Genesis games like Saint Sword

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