, previously known to PSP gamers, is on its way to Xbox Live Arcade for this summer’s entertainment.
The brawler game satirizes both the video game and graphic novel industries through self-aware comic characters Rick Ajax and Lori Machete. The Maker, also known as the artist/author of Unbound Saga, pits the two fighters against waves of enemies and bosses for the reader’s (or gamer’s, for that matter) enjoyment.
The XBLA version has been revamped to suit the online capabilities, namely co-op. Read on for character details and the game’s comic credentials.
Vogster Entertainment, an indie innovator in video game design and content, has announced the upcoming release of the satirical Comic Book-themed Brawler, Unbound Saga, storming the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) this summer.
The game features self-aware comic book tough guy Rick Ajax and his saucy vixen partner, Lori Machete, in an epic journey to escape the confines of their 2-dimensional existence. Along the way, they battle a huge variety of madcap bad-guys and diabolical bosses thrown in their path by The Maker, the mysterious giant hand that created the world of Toxopolis for his own entertainment.
Unbound Saga, has been built from the ground up to take advantage of the power and online play capabilities of the Xbox360 and XBLA. Players can take up the fight alone or battle it out in two player co-op, controlling either Rick or Lori, each with their own fighting style and special, upgradable abilities. Players can unlock new moves and skills to fit their own gaming style: build Rick into a powerful, destructive tank who can destroy objects and use the pieces to pummel his enemies into oblivion, or train Lori in her mystical "Shadow Arts" and stealthy martial skills. With over 100 fully destructible environments and 10 'issues' of adventure, they have their job cut out for them.
Unbound Saga was created and produced by veteran comic book writer Mike Kennedy (Star Wars, Superman, Alien vs Predator), who also wrote the original comic book published by Dark Horse Comics. Kennedy will be debuting the game at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (www.c2e2.com) April 16-18, offering fans a chance to play the full title for themselves.
"Unbound Saga is that perfect marriage of two awesome entertainment mediums: comic books and video games,” said Kennedy. “We made this thing out of our lifelong admiration of both, lovingly poking fun of each industry at the same time. Insiders might get a kick out of the subtle jokes, but we made sure to keep it super-accessible to anyone who picked up a controller. It's just pure, simple fun!"
For additional information, please visit www.unboundsaga.com/xbla.
ABOUT UNBOUND SAGA
UNBOUND SAGA is based on the comic book originally published by Dark Horse Comics. It follows the adventures of self-aware comic book tough guy Rick Ajax, as he battles the constant and cataclysmic threats that are put in his path by a mysterious entity known as ‘The Maker.’ With art by comic book favorites Leinil Yu (Secret Invasion, New Avengers), Cliff Richards (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wonder Woman), Steve Pugh (Hardwired, Hellgate: London), and Joe Linsner (Cry for Dawn, Dark Ivory), UNBOUND SAGA combines comic book action with button throttling game play that leads players through level after level of imaginative landscapes and bizarre foes.