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Slain: Back from Hell launching on Xbox One in October

Prepare for battle against Flesh Hounds, werewolves and other monstrosities with the upcoming console launch of Slain: Back from Hell, from the collaboration of independent game publisher Digerati Distribution & Marketing and indie game developers Andrew Gilmour & 22nd Century Toys.

Releasing October 5th on Xbox One, Slain will features brutal arcade style combat with bloody, intense platforming gameplay that puts a strategic twist on the classic hack-and-slash games of the 80s and 90s.

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Set in a dark, archaic world, Slain has players take control of a grizzled warrior as they seek to liberate the kingdom from deadly overlords. Using elemental weapons, lethal mana attacks and cunning skill, players will battle and exploit the weaknesses of enemies to either save the doomed land or face being slain themselves.

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A brooding heavy metal soundtrack from former Celtic Frost member Curt Victor Bryant adds to the ferocity and gothic aura of the game, serving to heighten the intensity throughout the myriad battles.

Since launching on PC Slain  has undergone a complete overhaul that has made the game a strong mixture of gory combat, platforming and strategy,

said Nick Alfieri, Director at Digerati.

These changes have earned high praise from the community and soon enough console gamers will get to experience the ultimate metal game.

Blood Knights on XBLA this November

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Our friends over at Kalypso today announced that Blood Knights, a medieval, vampire themed hack ‘n’ slash will be released on the 1st November forXBLA priced at £11.99.

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Blood Knights is a hack ‘n slash action – RPG, where the age-old war between humans and vampires is out-of-control and threatens to plunge the world into the abyss. The game combines spectacular combat with RPG elements in single-player or co-op mode. Blood Knights is developed by Deck 13 interactive, who have made a name for themselves with such titles as ‘Venetica’, ‘Jack Keane’ and ‘Ankh’. Set in a mystical version of the Middle Ages, Blood Knights is an exciting story about the Knights Templar and a legendary Vampire Hunter who finds himself bound by blood to the powerful vampire Alysa during a daring mission. The two must work together to break the blood spell and defeat the hordes of evil creatures who stand between them and their goal.

Features of Blood Knights

  • Utilise close & ranged weapons to slay monstrous foes & enhance your abilities with XP gained through fast and furious combat
  • Quickly swap between two playable characters with differing skillsets
  • Suck the blood of your enemies in order to power up and unleash devastating vampire powers
  • Ride solo, or take on the horde with a friend in thrilling Co-op
  • Interact with the environment using your attract and repel skills
  • Multiple choice dialogues will affect and alter the world around you
  • Classic Vampire story narrated with atmospheric cut-scenes
  • Equip yourself with 160 available weapons and 40 different amour elements

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