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Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Atlus U.S.A.
Developer: ACE Team
Release Date: May 5, 2010

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'Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT

Zeno Clash, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world with the beautiful environments, where you will encounter incredible challenges. The Ultimate Edition is vastly enhanced and much improved, with new modes, new features, and added content.

Zeno Clash is an action/fighting game set in a punk fantasy world. The game blends the first person genre with the fighting game genre and the combat is generally up close and brutal. The original visuals, which make full use of the Source engine features, are a refreshing deviation from traditional fantasy games.

Zeno Clash is a story driven game with players assuming the role of Ghat; the son of an extraordinary hermaphrodite creature called Father-Mother, whose children form the most powerful clan in the city of Halstedom. Ghat must escape from his family and go an incredible journey with his female companion Deadra, who will aid him in the dangerous lands of Zenozoik. In the game, players will experience an unusual arsenal of weapons built from scraps and junk. Some of the distinct weapons include dual wielding guns, a musket, skull bombs and more.

"Upon its initial release for PC, Zeno Clash garnered endless praise for dauntlessly challenging genre conventions and for daring to offer a wildly unique visual style," stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Atlus. "We are proud to work with ACE Team, the game’s developers, to take that distinct, high-quality gaming experience to the next level with the improved, enhanced, and expanded Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition for Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360."

The game's custom soundtrack offers a beautiful musical score that is as varied as the game's settings. Zeno Clash will also feature Achievements to keep more demanding players happy while extending the game's re-playabilty.

The game also includes engaging Melee Combat that is up close and personal, allowing players to perform a variety of movements like deflect & elude combos, knockback finisher punches and punishing grab attacks. Players can also challenge a variety of unfriendly characters that will attack with their own unique fighting techniques and tricks as new attacks are learned.

Zeno Clash's new Survival Game Mode features Unlockable Tower Challenges, a new Ranking System and Ascending Tower Levels. The Survival Mode offers players the enjoyment of the gameplay of Zeno Clash without having to replay through the single player campaign. In survival mode, players will unlock several 'Tower Challenges' as they progress through the game. Perhaps the most exciting feature of Survival Mode is that it will also include a ranking system that will compare the player's performance against their friends. The ranking system gives a new dimension to the game mode because players are not only trying to survive through the challenges, but they are also competing against their friends.

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