Black Knight Sword, a new title from D3Publisher and Grasshopper Manufacture, the Japanese studio headed by developer Suda 51 (No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw), is now available for download on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. A side-scrolling action throwback to 16-bit era gameplay with a stylized paper cutout look for its characters, the game looks to carry the same quirky charm Suda has become well-known for.
More information can be found in the following press release, as well as some preview screenshots and a trailer.
D3 PUBLISHER, DIGITAL REALITY, AND GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE UNLEASH BLACK KNIGHT SWORD
No Mere Flesh Wound Will Stop The Black Knight From Eliminating the Dark Princess
Twain Harte, CA – December 12, 2012 – Fighting with the strength of many men, The Black Knight must battle through a dark and unusual fairy tale world to rid it of an unexpected evil. Developed by the illuminating and creative Grasshopper Manufacture and co-published by D3Publisher and Digital Reality, Black Knight Sword was created under the direction of famed video game visionary, Suda 51, and is now available for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and on PlayStation®Network for $9.99.
Perfecting the blend of traditional side-scrolling action with a one-of-a-kind bizarre world, Black Knight Sword presents an unprecedented visual style. In this modern and interactive take on a classic fairy tale, Black Knight Sword is a throwback to the 16-bit era with simple, yet addictive gameplay within a stylized hand-drawn puppet theater world. As an intriguing “Interactive Kamishibia” (paper drama), Black Knight Sword unfolds similar to a virtual pop-up book filled with memorable creatures to encounter and addictive challenges to overcome.
Black Knight Sword is Suda 51’s twisted interpretation of the princess fairy tale where, rather than saving the charming princess, The Black Knight must free the world from a dark princess’ reign of terror. Players will solve puzzles and unleash the fury of The Black Knight’s sword, the Black Hellebore. Enchanted with powerful fairy spirits to assist in battle, the Black Hellebore will cause more than a scratch to the treacherous enemies set before The Black Knight.