If Lollipop Chainsaw isn't your thing, maybe you'll be more into another of Grasshopper Manufacture's projects:

It's called Black Knight Sword , and Grasshopper sound director Akira Yamaoka presented this new downloadable effort at GamesCom 2011. It's a 2D side-scrolling action platformer, and it should arrive for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live service in "January or February 2012." Yamaoka said the game gets much of its inspiration "from children's story books or puppet theater," which is very intriguing. At the same time, though, this game is most certainly not for kids. Grasshopper and Co. aren't into that, really.

Yamaoka added that the gameplay will be familiar to anyone who remembers the good ol' days of side-scrolling entertainment. Lastly, you should know that while the game is being developed at Grasshopper Manufacture, it's set to be published in Europe by Digital Reality. We'll be looking forward to this downloadable adventure next year, that's for sure.

Related Game(s): Black Knight Sword

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Sweet, like the paper predecessors to movies in Japan. I've got to try to get a review code for this.

I suppose it was easy to see this coming with the 2D stuff in Shadows of the Damned, but this looks way better.

556pineapple
556pineapple
10 years ago

Looks really cool. Love the sound in the background, but considering it's Akira Yamaoka, that should be no surprise.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

I'm loving the art style of this one.

cLoudou
cLoudou
10 years ago

Black Night Sword? Is this the sequel to that awesome Martin Lawrence movie?

___________
___________
10 years ago

so happy to see the 2D action platformer come back, but can someone please have the balls to release this as a full fledged game?
come on, there is so much you could do with the genre.
restricting it to downloadable games is just stupid!

sunspider13
sunspider13
10 years ago

This looks very interesting, I can't wait to play this.