When Heavenly Sword and Devil May Cry Collide - Apparently

X-Blades Slashing Onto Next-Gen Consoles and PC

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SouthPeak games has announced a new next-gen and PC hack 'n' slash going by the name of X-Blades.

The premise? Well, there's this anime-type chick called Ayumi, right? She has to fight demonic hordes, right? She does it using "pistol blades", acrobatics and magic? There are "anime-style cut scenes"?

Seems like a good idea to SPOnG. After all, the letter 'X' makes things edgy, dunnit? And blades are... well, edgy...

It also sounds like someone might have thought, 'hey, Heavenly Sword and Devil May Cry did pretty well, let's mush them together!' But, it does feature a lady wearing short armoured chaps, so we're all in favour of it. Also, if people didn't think, "What happens if we mix X with B?" then we wouldn't have cheese and onion crisps would we? No.

We're also withholding all objective opinion until we've reviewed the game.

?The unique anime-style backdrop combined with high-octane, multi-discipline combat gameplay really pushes X-Blades into brand new territory?, utters Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak Games. ?The 3rd-person ?hack-em-up? genre needs a fresh perspective and X-Blades is poised to deliver it.?

Check out the first screens below, see what you reckon. X-Blades is due in late 2008.
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Comments

DoctorDee 29 Feb 2008 18:06
1/10
Also, if people didn't think, "What happens if we mix X with B?" then we wouldn't have cheese and onion crisps would we? No.

And if peeople would only stop thinking such progressive thoughts, we wouldn't have a vending machine full of tragically overlooked "Cheese, and only cheese" crisps downstairs.

Daz 29 Feb 2008 18:17
2/10
those 3 screens don't show much but the formula sounds like pure gold
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Tim Smith 29 Feb 2008 18:18
3/10
DoctorDee wrote:
And if peeople would only stop thinking such progressive thoughts, we wouldn't have a vending machine full of tragically overlooked "Cheese, and only cheese" crisps downstairs.


That's the kind of thinking that destroys snack-based innovation. Perhaps the pricing structure could be reconsidered, going forward?

DoctorDee 29 Feb 2008 18:23
4/10
Tim Smith wrote:
That's the kind of thinking that destroys snack-based innovation. Perhaps the pricing structure could be reconsidered, going forward?

They're 25p a packet!!!!

realvictory 1 Mar 2008 01:14
5/10
Also, if people didn't think, "What happens if we mix X with B?" then we wouldn't have cheese and onion crisps would we? No.


If people didn't think,"What happens if we mix X with B?" then we wouldn't have babies.
mrAnthony 1 Mar 2008 08:41
6/10
you work in the same office, but you use a forum to talk about your snack habits, what a golden age (axe?) we live in.
Tim Smith 3 Mar 2008 09:22
7/10
mrAnthony wrote:
you work in the same office, but you use a forum to talk about your snack habits, what a golden age (axe?) we live in.


See, these are not the kind of assumptions you can make about enormous mega-corporations such as SPOnG. I am actually based in downtown Carson City; Dee is based on a slope somewhere secret in Austria; Mark is all alone in a satellite.

How do I know how much the crisps are in the Wakefield office? I am not telling you.

Cheers

Tim
mrAnthony 3 Mar 2008 10:21
8/10
the plot thickens
ghoti 3 Mar 2008 12:29
9/10
I like how they've made it a bit like Heavenly Sword, but gone for a less sophisticated engine and used cheaper artists.
SuperSaiyan4 3 Mar 2008 12:50
10/10
No no Spong you got it all wrong, its not Heavenly Sword and Devil May Cry mixed together far from it...

Its actually Kameo grown up...The overall game seems more like the levels of Kameo but with weapons and cute looking floaty ghosts to kill in an almost cartoony looking environment....

I sense a flop...Oh and what a name X-Blade??
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