Gamescom has been firing out new screenshots and trailers like a malfunctioning asset cannon over the last couple of days. But actual new game announcements? Not so much. So thank you Black Knight Sword for being a new game and being announced at Gamescom. It's a side-scrolling adventure game with a unique pop-up puppet theatre kind of aesthetic. Check out the video below for the full Gamescom reveal. For anyone with an impatient disposition, actual game footage starts around the 2:30 mark.
So then. Black Knight Sword is the kind of anarchic jumbled up grab-bag of influences that we've come to expect from Shadows of the Damned developer Grasshopper Manufacture (who is jointly developing this with the not-so-well known Digital Reality). Visually it echoes Paper Mario, but with an inexplicable blend of Medieval European architecture, domestic cooking appliances and bizarre Japanese demons. And less Goombas.
Don't know about you, but I can't wait to find out what other madness Black Knight Sword has tucked up its papery sleeves.
August 18, 2011
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