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X-Blades

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 #4 - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2008 @ 6:45 a.m. PST

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.

X-Blades Beasts and Spells ...

Through Strike: I learned this from an old monk. It's like Teleportation, except it combines that spell with a deadly blow. The Through Strike involves moving fast towards an opponent, piercing him through and through – then you find yourself behind your defeated opponent's back. (Requirements: Teleportation + Sparkling Sword)

Piercing Strike: The Piercing Strike isn't just effective against airborne enemies - I look good doing it! (Heh-heh!) The technique is more or less like a teleportation leap combined with a hard blow. I once saw something like it in a monastery, where monks were in combat training... but I want to perfect the Piercing Strike! (Requirements: Through Strike)

Monster Generator: Technomagical device which teleports all monsters within its range to the location of Ayumi. Equipped with a powerful defensive magic and vulnerable only to blades.

The Fire Elementali: The embodiment of Fire magic was born during the formation of the world, when the planet's surface boiled with volcanic activity. Those who are unlucky enough to meet a Fire Elementali should expect to die from extreme burns. As with all Elementalis, they're vulnerable to magic opposed to their own.

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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