Sunday, September 19, 2010

Gallery: Knights Contract

Namco Bandai's PS3 and Xbox 360-bound super-stylized hack & slash (set for a 2011 release) is looking pretty interesting to my eyes. I love the freaky-looking enemies along with the wild color usage in these screens. The game's plot has a resurrected witch (Gretchen, on the left) and her executioner (Heinrich, right) traveling a decimated medieval land eliminating assorted beasties. Expect the game to most likely garner a Mature rating, thanks to quite a bit of blood and gore.

It also seems that one of the next "new" trends in gaming is the AI controlled partner and given that NamBan has Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey to the West hitting stores soon and games such as Tecmo Koei's Quantum Theory and Konami's Neverdead also have helpful AI companions (that just so happen to be female), it should be really interesting to see how all of these single-player focused games do in a gaming market where co-op or multiplayer modes are forced into nearly anything that reaches retail. I personally happen to love single-player games, so I'm on board as long as all of these and other upcoming games like them are solid, enjoyable experiences.

Another topic for another time, I say - Go check at the nice screens and more character art below. We'll have more info on the game as it's revealed.

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