Black Knight Sword

Published on September 8th, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor

Fantasy Platformer Black Knight Sword Coming to XBLA & PSN

Digital Reality announces it’s newest upcoming side-scrolling action platformer Black Knight Sword, developed by prestigious gaming studio Grasshopper Manufacture.

The title is based on a narrated fairy tale gone awry, where players take control of the anti-hero rather than the champion. Faced with an epic adventure set in a mystical fantasy world, gamers must forge their path through a humorous and unfolding story filled with interesting and unique characters.


A Unique Blend of Old and New, Classic and Fresh:

  • Gameplay – Side-­scrolling action gameplay coupled with quirky, whimsical content will deliver an experience that is both familiar and fresh
  • Storytelling – An “Interactive Kamishibai (paper drama)” unfolds as the player progresses through the theatrical stages a la pop-­‐up book controlled with a controller
  • Visual Style -­ Step into a highly stylized hand-­drawn puppet theater world inspired by Eastern European animation

A throwback to the classic platformers for the 8 and 16-­bit era of games, Black Knight Sword harkens a simpler time when simple yet addictive and challenging gameplay dominated the scene. Join the Black Knight in this fairy tale quest to defeat the Evil White Princess in an imaginative world brought to life in true Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda 51 style.

A Suda 51 Fairy Tale: A spin on classic fairy tales of old, the Black Knight must free the world from the rule of a tyrannical princess

Unleash the fury of the Black Hellebore: Use the sword fairy’s spirits to solve puzzles and carve a bloody path through the Princess’ minions

Stagecraft feel: Players are transported to the theater through sound designed to capture and convey the moment, mimicking a live play and orchestra

Black Knight Sword will be available on PlayStation 3 via PSN and Xbox 360 via XBLA this winter.

For more information on Black Knight Sword please visit the official website.

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