SouthPeak Games announced that its anime inspired foray into the hack 'n slash arena, X-Blades, has shipped to retailers across North America. Available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows and PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, X-Blades delivers high speed action and adventure combined with a stylized artistic flair.
"Just by looking at X-Blades players can see that this won't be another run of the mill action game," said Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak Games. "The large and detailed worlds, combined with beautiful artwork and film-like cut scenes, are only the beginning of what X-Blades has to offer."
In X-Blades, players take the role of the beautiful treasure hunter Ayumi as she battles through waves of enemies in her search for a powerful and ancient relic. Armed with her trusty pistol blades, Ayumi relies on her acrobatic skills and lightning quick fighting style to cut a swath through the hordes of evil keeping her from her goal. If she becomes overwhelmed, Ayumi can add devastating and upgradeable magic attacks to her combos to defeat her enemies.
"One of the many features you'll find in X-Blades is the idea of letting the player choose their own character direction," said James Seaman, Managing Director at TopWare Interactive. "The type of combos learned, magic abilities upgraded, and even the layout of the controller buttons are completely up to the player, giving them the opportunity to play Ayumi in any way they like. Add that level of personalization to the already top notch fighting engine and sexy art style, and you'll find that X-Blades delivers for both anime and action fans alike."
X-Blades is now available on Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION3 for the suggested retail price of $59.99, and $49.99 for Games for Windows. X-Blades is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.
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