It might be a ways off, but Namco Bandai has announced Knights Contract
for release sometime next year. We got a teaser reveal
a few days ago but now we have the official press release. The game looks like a mix between God of War and Fable, and while I admit to being a little tired of the medieval hack n' slash genre, Knights Contract does have a cool twist. Your character Heinrich is invincible, but the witch companion giving him his super powers is not, and requires your constant protection. I have a feeling we'll see more of this one at E3. Hopefully it will bring something fresh to this style of gameplay.
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA ANNOUNCES KNIGHTS CONTRACT™
A Brutal and Spectacular Fantasy Horror Makes its Way to Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system in 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 24, 2010) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today unveiled Knights Contract™, a third-person action-adventure game for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. In a time of swordsmen and magic, Knights Contract recreates this era with an astonishing visual appeal while keeping players at the edge of their seats with stylized over-the-top action. Knights Contract is planned for release throughout North America in 2011.
Set in the days when a healthy paranoia about witches was considered normal, Knights Contract follows the twisted tale of Heinrich, an immortal executioner, and Gretchen, a resurrected witch. Once the victim of Heinrich's blade by the order of the game's antagonist, Dr. Faust, Gretchen now has him under her control as the two must work together to rid the land of the supernatural foes who are cursing its people with the black spell of death.
Armed with a razor sharp scythe and explosive witchcraft, players will use these tools with spectacular effects in order to return civility to the land. As players succeed in their journey, they can deal tremendous damage to their on-comers or unleash a gruesome finisher by coordinating the efforts of Heinrich and Gretchen. However, players must also keep a close eye on Gretchen as her mortality is the key to the duo's survival as Heinrich can never be vanquished. It’s time to let the combos fly and lay waste to the hordes of darkness with a liberal dose of medieval panache.
For more information on the game, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto http://www.namcobandaigames.com/.
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