A bloody vampiric good time: Blood Knights coming to XBLA

by: Nathaniel -

Downloadable.  Co-op.  Vampire.  Hack & Slash.

Apparently, these are the buzzwords we should most closely associate with Kalypso Media's and Deck 13's newest RPG called Blood Knights.  It's set to be available for download from the Xbox Live Arcade on November 1 for $14.99.  

To learn more, check out the trailer below.  Then you can follow the jump.  Also check out Kalypso Media and Deck 13 online.

Vampire Hack ‘n’ Slash Confirmed for Xbox Live® Arcade Release this Week

New blood-soaked teaser trailer available

October 29, 2013, Ridgewood, NJ - Kalypso Media Digital is thrilled to announce that Blood Knights, the medieval, vampire-themed hack ‘n’ slash will make its debut on November 1 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft priced at $14.99USD/£11.99/€14.90. Other formats will follow on November 13.

Set in a medieval fantasy world, Blood Knights will feature quick, deadly combat, smart team-work and ferocious cooperative monster slaying. To get you in the vampire-slaying mood, Kalypso has released a new trailer to give you a blood-soaked taste of Blood Knights’ epic combat and the rich environments located in the game.

Watch the Video

Blood Knights is a hack ‘n slash action - RPG, where the age-old war between humans and vampires is out-of-control and threatens to plunge the world into the abyss. The game combines spectacular combat with RPG elements in single-player or co-op mode. Blood Knights is developed by Deck 13 interactive, who have made a name for themselves with such titles as ‘Venetica’, ‘Jack Keane’ and ‘Ankh’. Set in a mystical version of the Middle Ages, Blood Knights is an exciting story about the Knights Templar and a legendary Vampire Hunter who finds himself bound by blood to the powerful vampire Alysa during a daring mission. The two must work together to break the blood spell and defeat the hordes of evil creatures who stand between them and their goal.

Features of Blood Knights

  • Utilize close and ranged weapons to slay monstrous foes and enhance your abilities with XP gained through fast and furious combat
  • Quickly swap between two playable characters with differing skillsets
  • Suck the blood of your enemies in order to power up and unleash devastating vampire powers
    Ride solo, or take on the horde with a friend in thrilling Co-op
  • Interact with the environment using your attract and repel skills
  • Multiple choice dialogues will affect and alter the world around you
  • Classic Vampire story narrated with atmospheric cut-scenes


Equip yourself with 160 available weapons and 40 different armor elements

For more information about Blood Knights please visit www.kalypsomedia.com

About The Kalypso Media Group
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with over 120 employees worldwide.

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH – and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 3, Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire (Europe and Asia), Dungeons and Rise of Venice. Upcoming titles include Blood Knights (PC, XBLA, PSN) and Tropico 5 (PC, Xbox360). Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com

About Deck13 Interactive
Based in Frankfurt, Deck 13 Interactive has been active in the gaming market for over ten years and has earned an excellent reputation in the German games industry. With internationally successful hits, such as ‘Jack Keane’ and the ‘Ankh’ series, they have celebrated award-winning success. The release of the role-playing ‘Venetica’ marked Deck 13’s debut in productions for PC, Xbox360 and PlayStation3. They continue this work and design with ‘Lord of the Fallen’: a gripping RPG for the PC and next generation consoles, but they also proudly develop exciting products for mobile platforms such as the iPad. More information can be found at www.deck13.com.

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