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Thursday - November 21, 2013
Saturday - November 16, 2013
Thursday - November 14, 2013
Wednesday - October 30, 2013
Monday - September 30, 2013
Sunday - June 09, 2013
Friday - March 22, 2013
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Friday - November 09, 2012
Thursday - October 04, 2012
Sunday - September 16, 2012
Tuesday - September 04, 2012
Friday - August 31, 2012
Tuesday - August 28, 2012
Sunday - May 06, 2012
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Thursday - February 06, 2014

Blood Knights - 50% Off on Steam

by Couchpotato, 21:57

Blood Knights is the next daily deal on Steam for 50% off. Now I agree with Joxer, and I can't recommend this game. Despite what I think some of you might be interested.

Combine your vampiric skills with the sharp edge of your blade in this medieval vampire hack‘n‘slay. Battle through hordes of monsters to restore your honor after you, a legendary and feared vampire hunter, have been turned into a vampire yourself!

Deck13 (Venetica, Jack Keane) brings you an action-packed RPG, where you can play solo or co-op: Switch between the close-combat warrior and the crossbow wielding vampiress at any time while in singleplayer; or play co-op with a friend, joining your forces to defeat the onslaught of the evil hordes. Strike down your enemies using devastating close-combat and ranged attacks or whirl your enemies around and suck their blood using your vampiric abilities.

Tuesday - December 17, 2013

Blood Knights - Review @ SpawnFirst

by Couchpotato, 21:36

SpawnFirst has a late review for Blood Knights, and come to the conclusion that you should buy the game when it's cheap. If you want the score it's 5.5/10.

Blood Knights is a competent hack'n'slash, in the vein of the Diablo series. Though it's nowhere close to being a perfect example of the genre, with its audio issues, spiking difficulty levels, so-so graphics, and below-par voice acting, it's still a lot of fun when the gameplay elements click. Don't buy it at full-price, but if you see this baby on sale, you just might want to give it a shot.

Monday - December 02, 2013

Blood Knights - Review @ Geeked Out Nation

by Couchpotato, 04:22

Geeked Out Nation reviewed Blood Knights, and gave the game a score of 58/100.

Blood Knights is a fun game to play, but you can never really shake the nagging feeling that it should be so much more, and so much better. It should want you to be invested in the characters and the world they adventure in, but all you end up thinking is how much you’d rather be playing Diablo, or Diablo 2, or heck even Diablo 3. So, I’ll make this as simple as possible: Blood Knights is bad, but it’s the kind of bad that you will enjoy playing and wishing was so much more. Blood Knights has enough going on under the hood that it really could be something great, unfortunately there’s just no gas in that tank to do anything. At $14.99 it’s also priced much too high to recommend for only five hours of mediocre gameplay.

Sunday - December 01, 2013

Blood Knights - Retail Release

by Couchpotato, 09:43

Kalypso Media sends news that Blood Knights is now available for sale at Retail stores. Here are the details, and I stress this again read the reviews on site before buying.

Fantasy Hack ‘n’ Slash ‘Blood Knights’ Available for PC Retail Today

Bracknell, UK – 29th November 2013 – Kalypso Media is thrilled to announce that the fantasy themed hack ‘n’ slash Blood Knights is now available to purchase in retail stores for Windows PC across the UK and export territories. The Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation® Network versions are also available now.

Set in a medieval fantasy world, Blood Knights features quick, deadly combat, smart team-work and ferocious cooperative monster slaying. View the trailers below for a look at the feared vampire hunter Jeremy, his powerful vampire companion Alysa and the awesome co-op action featured in the game.

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

  • Equip yourself with 160 close and ranged weapons and 40 different armour elements to slay monstrous foes
  • Quickly swap between two playable characters with differing skillsets, or take on the horde with a friend in thrilling Co-op
  • Suck the blood of your enemies in order to power up and unleash devastating vampire powers
  • Interact with the environment using your attract and repel skills and enhance your abilities with XP gained through fast and furious combat
  • Classic Vampire story narrated with atmospheric cut-scenes, while the multiple choice dialogues will affect and alter the world around you
For more information about Blood Knights please visit www.kalypsomedia.com.  

Saturday - November 30, 2013

Blood Knights - Review @ StrategyInformer

by Couchpotato, 03:58

StrategyInformer reviews Blood Knights, and gives it a low score of 3/10.

Thankfully, the game clocks in at around four hours long, meaning it ends before the mediocrity becomes too draining. However, it's likely the short length that contributes to the shallow nature - it tries to fit all the staples of a genre that usually demands massive length into such a constrained time that it doesn't have room to do anything interesting or expansive. Plot points are rushed through, the ending arrives suddenly and unannounced, the two main characters are barely developed, let alone supporting ones, and loot/levelling systems are kept as simple as possible as you'd have no time to learn anything more complicated. Unfortunately for Blood Knights, taking established systems and watering them down just leaves you with a diluted mix that tastes nothing like what it's trying to imitate.

Tuesday - November 26, 2013

Blood Knights - Review @ TotalBiscuit

by Couchpotato, 01:08

TotalBiscuit has posted his video review of Blood Knights. So sit back relax and watch the The Cynical Brit ask WTF is this game.

TotalBiscuit takes a look at a recently released RPG from Deck 13 Interactive.

Thursday - November 21, 2013

Blood Knights - Co-Op Trailer

by Couchpotato, 06:27

Kalypso Media has released a new video for Blood Knights showing off how the CO-OP system works in the game. Just a warning and a reminder dont forget the reviews.

Combine your vampiric skills with the sharp edge of your blade in this medieval vampire hack'n'slay. Battle through hordes of monsters to restore your honor after you, a legendary and feared vampire hunter, have been turned into a vampire yourself!  Deck13 (Venetica, Jack Keane) brings you an action-packed RPG, where you can play solo or co-op: Switch between the close-combat warrior and the crossbow wielding vampiress at any time while in singleplayer; or play co-op with a friend, joining your forces to defeat the onslaught of the evil hordes. Strike down your enemies using devastating close-combat and ranged attacks or whirl your enemies around and suck their blood using your vampiric abilities.

Saturday - November 16, 2013

Blood Knights - Review Roundup

by Couchpotato, 03:38

Here are two reviews for the recently released Blood Knights.

Softpedia - 5.5/10

Blood Knights is a mediocre hack and slash title with lackluster graphics, repetitive gameplay, and a bland story. While it might certainly cure an itch for an RPG brawler, there are other games much more suited to the task.

NJoystic - 3/10

While it’s okay to like a bad game, it’s not an excuse to call a bad game good. Blood Knights is worth playing in the same way as Paul Blart: Mall Cop is worth watching; both are a waste of time even if it’s entirely possible to revel in the moment.

Thursday - November 14, 2013

Blood Knights - Now Available on Steam

by Couchpotato, 01:38

Blood Knights is now available on Steam for 15% off till November 20th.

About the Game

Combine your vampiric skills with the sharp edge of your blade in this medieval vampire hack‘n‘slay. Battle through hordes of monsters to restore your honor after you, a legendary and feared vampire hunter, have been turned into a vampire yourself!

Deck13 (Venetica, Jack Keane) brings you an action-packed RPG, where you can play solo or co-op: Switch between the close-combat warrior and the crossbow wielding vampiress at any time while in singleplayer; or play co-op with a friend, joining your forces to defeat the onslaught of the evil hordes. Strike down your enemies using devastating close-combat and ranged attacks or whirl your enemies around and suck their blood using your vampiric abilities.

Key Features:

  • Action packed combat, close or ranged, paired with RPG elements
  • Switch between two playable characters with vastly different skills on the fly
  • Whirl your enemies around and suck their blood using your vampiric abilities
  • Play single player or co-op with a friend, joining your forces
  • Interact with the environment using your attract and repel skills
  • Multiple choice dialogues will affect how the world perceives the player
  • Vampire story narrated with atmospheric cut-scenes
  • 160 available weapons and 40 different armour elements

Wednesday - October 30, 2013

Blood Knights - Release Date Announced

by Couchpotato, 04:18

Kalypso Media announces the release date for the Hack & Slash RPG Blood Knights in this new press release.

Vampire Hack ‘n’ Slash Confirmed for Xbox Live® Arcade Release this Week

Leicester, UK – 29th October 2013 – Kalypso Media Digital is thrilled to announce that Blood Knights, the medieval, vampire themed hack ‘n’ slash will make its debut on 1st November for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft priced at £11.99/€14.99/$14.99. Other formats will follow on the 13th of November.

Set in a medieval fantasy world, Blood Knights will feature quick, deadly combat, smart team-work and ferocious cooperative monster slaying. To get you in the vampire slaying mood, Kalypso has released a new trailer to give you a blood-soaked taste of Blood Knights’ epic combat and the rich environments located in the game.

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 and ranged weapons to slay monstrous foes and 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 

For more information about Blood Knights please visit www.kalypsomedia.com

Monday - September 30, 2013

Blood Knights - Kalypso Media is New Publisher

by Couchpotato, 00:52

Kalypso Media sent out a press release announcing that under a new Kobalt Games label they'll be publishing  Deck 13's ARPG Blood Knights. The game was stuck in limbo for over a year due to Dtp Entertainment going bankrupt.

Bracknell, UK – 26th September 2013 – The Kalypso Media Group has further strengthened its portfolio of digital entertainment with the creation of the new Kobalt Games label. Released under the tag line: ‘Digital. First. Quality. Gaming’ Kobalt Games will publish high quality titles for PC, XBLA, PSN, MAC and Linux at a mid-price level, with a maximum price of £24.99, €29.99, $29.99, primarily via digital distribution channels.

The first title in the Kobalt Games line-up will be ‘Blood Knights’ from the renowned developer Deck 13 Interactive, whose worldwide distribution rights were recently acquired by dtp entertainment AG. The distribution rights include all planned platforms: Windows PC, XBLA and PSN with a release scheduled for Q4 2013.

"With the founding of our new ‘Digital First’ Division, Kobalt Games, we create a clear and direct-to-consumer purchasing channel,” said Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Director of Kalypso Media.. “The Kalypso brand will continue to publish premium full-price titles such as ‘Tropico 5’ and ‘The Dark Eye – Demonicon’ which will be released simultaneously via digital distribution and boxed retail, while Kobalt will offer mid-priced, high quality titles to our audience.”

"With ‘Blood Knights’, we have our first title in the Kobalt Games line-up. We are sending a clear signal that we are committed to publishing high quality titles in the mid–price range, “added Stefan Marcinek, Global Managing Director of Kalypso Media.

About ‘Blood Knights’:

‘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.

I also have a few screenshots if your interested.

Sunday - June 09, 2013

Blood Knights - Delayed Again

by Couchpotato, 01:33

So is anyone interested in Blood Knights still? Well if you are it seems the release is no were is sight. That's right it was delayed for the fourth or was it fifth time now.

Here is the forum response.

Sorry that information about the release date have not been very reliable. The game is far from cancelled but its publishing situation has changed, meaning that different people are taking over the distribution and release. So there will be a new release date announced soon, hopefully the final one, and we sincerely apologize for not having it on the virtual shelves already!

It was supposed to be in June now Amazon has it listed for Sept. 1st 2013.

 

Friday - March 22, 2013

Blood Knights - Delayed till May

by Gorath, 11:36

According to the Blood Knights product page the release date has been postponed again, this time to May 17th. A post in developer Deck 13's forum explains what's going on:

The delays are caused by dtp's ongoing insolvency process. Deck 13 had to step in as co-publisher and take over certain duties they weren't exactly prepared for. Placing the game on all platforms was quite a challenge under these circumstances, but this problem has been solved. It's still unclear though when they'll get release clearance by the platform holders.

Deck 13's action RPG with co-op multi-player is 99.9% finished.

Thanks, Couchpotato and GBase.ch.

Friday - December 21, 2012

Blood Knights - Official Release Date, New Trailer

by Dhruin, 23:05

dtp sends us this press release announcing pricing and a release date of February 20 (consoles) and February 22nd (PC), though I'm a little perplexed why the PC version is more expensive:

Hamburg, 21. December  2012 – In the latest trailer to Blood Knights, Deck13 and dtp entertainment are revealing some new gameplay scenes that showcase the abilities of the heroes Jeremy and Alysa as well as the vampiric coop hack and slash action Blood Knights provides.

Also dtp entertainment and Deck 13 today announced a new release date for Blood Knights. Due to some supernatural interference the release date had to be postponed. Finally, if all scantily clad vampires, nasty werewolves and frenetic crusaders can be kept at bay, Blood Knights is going to be released for a worthwhile 14,99 € (14,99 $) on 20th February on Consoles, respectively 22th February for PC for 19,99 €.

Friday - November 09, 2012

Blood Knights - To Be Released in December

by Myrthos, 23:18

The German Gamestar site has the information that the vampire action RPG Blood Knights from Deck 13 is to be released in December. Although a date is not official mentioned by Deck 13, Amazon shows a date of December 12.

Thursday - October 04, 2012

Blood Knights - Preview @ OXBM

by Myrthos, 23:20

The previews for Blood Knights are not exactly available in large quantities, or any quantity for that matter, but one showed up at Official Xbox Magazine, albeit a bit short, so let's not quote too much.

Our brief hands-on time gave us a good feel for both heroes, who you can switch between at will in a single-player game. Jeremy’s sword-slashing melee strikes and deadly whirlwind attack pulverize enemies up-close, while Alysa’s twin crossbows and grenades can decimate from a distance. Both characters have a special vampiric ability that lets them levitate a nearby opponent and yank the blood right out of their body — simultaneously killing them and boosting your health.

Sunday - September 16, 2012

Blood Knights - Alysa Trailer

by Myrthos, 23:27

DTP sent a press release for Blood Knights in which they present the vampiress Alysa.

Blood Knights is bringing back ''Miss Sexy''  

Hamburg, 14th September 2012 - In the latest trailer to Blood Knights, Deck13 and dtp entertainment will be presenting the sexy vampiress, Alysa, in her full lethal allure! To quell any fears about her ability to survive the hordes of enemies she will confront in this hack'n'slash, Deck13 is now releasing more information on the research that went into designing the character of Alysa.

Contrary to certain rumours, the price for the download title of only 15$ (15 Euro)  is not the reason why we had to cut back on Alysa's clothing?

The panel of experts on the protection of lady vampires at Deck13 were now ready to issue a statement: "We did of course study the specimen very closely" said Timm Schwank, Head of Art at Deck13 Interactive, "and we came to the inevitable conclusion that... err... agility... is by far the most important thing for a ranged fighter like Alysa. Anyway, the prospects are bleaker for her if she, like Jeremy, falls into the hands of the numerous adversaries. Instead, she will move smoothly and gracefully, unencumbered by unnecessary clothing." All the male members of the panel were in unanimous agreement.

Barrels of fun these guys. To further show Alysa can survive fights with little to no armor, here is a video.

 

Tuesday - September 04, 2012

Blood Knights - Preview @ GameInformer

by Myrthos, 12:47

GameInformer brings us a preview of Blood Knights the vampire slashing game.

During Blood Knights’ eight chapters, your two characters traverse dungeons and solve environmental puzzles along the way. In our demo, platforming puzzles requiring cooperation were pervasive. The good news for those playing alone is that the dungeons adjust accordingly to eliminate the co-op puzzles, even if somebody drops out.  Dungeons also have plenty of loot to uncover, and no matter who opens the chest, the equipment itself goes directly into the inventory of the character it was designed for. Also, equipping different gear and weapons alters the look of your character. If you pick up a shiny sword, expect the shine to glisten off your character’s blade.

Each of Blood Knights’ eight chapters ends with a unique boss fight. Boss battles are not about blindly attacking. For instance, until we knocked out the first boss’ healing devices, we didn’t stand a chance. We’re told the adventure should take about six to seven hours to complete, including its fully animated cutscenes and voiced dialogue. Choices you make along the way shape the tone of the ending.

Friday - August 31, 2012

Blood Knights - Preview @ 1Up

by Myrthos, 12:43

In their preview of Deck 13's Blood Knights the people from 1Up had amongst others this to say:

Based on what Deck 13 showed me, Blood Knights features significantly more RPG elements than Guardian of Light -- in fact, the developers named PS2 classic Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance as one of their other major influences. Jeremy and Alysa each have their own skill trees, with 15 abilities apiece, and the two can level up one of three attributes (strength, health, and luck) after finding five "blood coins." And for all of you Diablo fans, Blood Knights places a focus on loot, but adds a few shortcuts to eliminate the tedium of sifting through endless inventory menus; you can automatically sell unwanted gear directly from the item screen, and the game gives you a clear indication as to whether or not equipping an item would be beneficial. The systems don't seem very deep, but anything more demanding might slow the pace of its Gauntlet-style game play.

Tuesday - August 28, 2012

Blood Knights - English Site and Trailer

by Myrthos, 12:39

The English site for Blood Knights, a Hack and Slash RPG from Deck 13, has gone online today.

Also the new trailer featuring Jeremy the vampire hunter has been released today.

Sunday - May 06, 2012

Blood Knights - Playable @ RPC 2012 this Weekend

by Gorath, 07:10

Publisher dtp sends word that their upcoming story-driven action-RPG Blood Knights is playable at the RPC 2012 show in Cologne Germany this weekend. So if you're there, give it a try.

Blood Knights offers both single player and  coop-MP in a Vampire setting. The game is in  development at Deck 13 (Venetica, Ankh, Jack Keane) in Frankfurt/M. Release date is "summer".

Information about

Blood Knights

Developer: Deck 13

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: 10-20 hours
Voice-acting: Full

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2013-11-13
· Publisher: Kalypso Media