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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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'Oniblade' Now Called 'X-Blades' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 29, 2008 @ 6:37 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.

“The unique anime backdrop combined with the high-octane gameplay really takes X-Blades into brand new territory,” said Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak Games. “This genre needs a fresh take and this game delivers.”

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.

“We are big fans of anime and that was really our inspiration for X-Blades,” said James Seaman, Managing Director at TopWare Interactive. “Our goal was to create stylistic characters and artwork, and mix that with lightning fast action. The result is a killer title that gamers and animation fans won’t be able to put down.”

Features :

  • The secrets of ancient civilizations, mysterious creatures and inimitable sceneries of the fantasy universe — that is what the plot (consisting of a number of stories) embosoms;
  • The main heroine is a beautiful girl, hunting for treasures and artifacts which dower the possessor with destructive magic skills;
  • Comprehensible game control allows to demonstrate the beauty of the battle and unbelievable skills and combinations with only clicking few keys. But it pales beside the special mode when the heroine finds alternative form and her power and speed increase in a few times;
  • The heroine’s weapon are two powerful gunblades which can shoot like guns and hack like a sword at the same time. Furthermore, when the weapon is forceless, magic skills will help;
  • Role elements — an opportunity to improve the skills and upgrade the weapon;
  • More than 20 magic spells and combat ploys, tens of unique enemies, 30 big and picturesque locations;
  • The result of the game depends directly on the player. The plot contains two endings and one of them causes absolutely unpredictable consequences.

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