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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: 1C Company / Topware
Developer: Gaijin Entertainment
Release Date: Feb. 9, 2009 (US), Feb. 20, 2009 (EU)

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'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) Spells And Beasts - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2008 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT

X-Blades is a 3rd person anime style action/adventure in development at Gaijin Entertainment. Your female heroine weilds two magical blades, which either can be used as swords or guns, and also has magical abilities, all of which are upgradable. Spread over 20 locations, dozens of uniques enemies, the game also features 2 two different endings.

X-Blades is the first action game in anime-style developed in Russia, executed in the best traditions of this genre and will certainly astonish the users with its beautiful graphics and many other elements as well, such as intriguing plot, unusual enemies and rich arsenal of murderous skills and magic, which allows the user to fight monsters as efficiently as spectacular. For those who are longing for epos the developers propose to become part of a legend of a mysterious artifact, hair-rising curse and secrets of ancient civilizations.

Users keen on slashing combats will find a huge variety of ways of eliminating countless enemies. Two powerful gunblades which the heroine always carries about allow the user to make a real slaughter in close combat and also feel like an habitue of a shooting gallery. Apart from all kinds of standard guns, which may be everyway upgraded, the arsenal includes more than fifteen smashing spells – so no one would begrudge the heroine’s enemies.

X-Blades features a special combination of cinematic style, beautiful animation, and relentless, high speed gameplay. Players assume the role of Ayumi, a stunningly seductive yet tenacious heroine who battles enemies with her pistol blades, acrobatic ability, and magic spells. With full anime cut scenes, the story unfolds revealing demonic powers and spectacular landscapes, all ripe for exploration and battles.

When Ayumi isn't using her effective combat spells, she faces up to the enemy hordes with naked blades and explosive projectiles. Since the unique Gunblades are a combination of sword and pistol, the heroine can change her combat style lightning-fast. Surrounded by countless opponents, Ayumi uses both blades with deadly accuracy in hand-to-hand combat. She's well versed in various combat techniques - and she makes full use of them to cut her way through the ranks of the monsters. The player is rewarded with special finishing moves for carrying out particularly successful combos.

Introducing X Blades Spells and Beasts...

Darkball: I find myself in situations where other powers fail, and the dark power seems to be the only thing that can overcome the situation. Darkball seems useful. I could throw a ball of energy that explodes on contact and throws my opponent to the ground. What makes it even more appealing is that monsters without any magic skills can't escape from Darkball and creatures of Light are extremely vulnerable to it.

Dark Rage: Sometimes I find myself in some really crazy situations and I feel like letting the dark power control me. I love releasing this power when I am surrounded by enemies. It's as if I am creating a network of darkness that lashes out of the ground at those around me. I'm beginning to see how the Dark power can be used to help me. (Requirement: Darkball)

Pangos: Figety and always hungry, Pango try to compensate for their lack of magic with their sharp teeth, high agility and large numbers. Pango surround their victim, exhaust him with a steady onslaught of bites and jabs, and then kick him down and tear him to pieces.

The Six-Winged: This flying insect-like creature looks like a dragonfly with one huge eye. In actuality, Six-winged are almost blind, and during flight, can only find their prey by detecting the heat all living things radiate. Their eye is, in fact, a lens which allows them to direct their magical power toward their victim. Experienced warriors know these creatures can be killed with just a knife and the necessary skills. Bullets or offensive spells can easily reach a Six-winged in the air.

Features :

  • Absorbing fantasy story with spectacular landscapes and figures
  • Attractive heroine in Anime style
  • Learn to play easily - wide range of development possibilities
  • Special mode for a heroine with demonic forces
  • Innovative Blade Gun for firing projectiles and for close combat
  • Role-playing elements to improve skills and enhance weapons
  • Over 20 types of magic in different classes
  • Around 40 different scenarios (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Alternative endings, depending on player's actions
  • Hidden Power-ups hook players to explore levels
  • Over 30 different classes of opponent
  • Powerful Boss opponents with fantastic design
  • Cinematic stylistic devices like Bullet-Time
  • Various difficulty levels - from Beginner to Pro

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