Lyon, France— July 7, 2010— Atari Europe, one of the world’s most recognized videogame publishers, announced today the upcoming European launch of Blade Kitten, the videogame based on the comic book series by creator Steve Stamatiadis. Developed by Krome Studios, Blade Kitten brings the world of bounty hunter Kit Ballard to life and will launch this September on Xbox LIVE ® Arcade for Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation ® Network, and Windows PC Download at Atari.com.
“We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Blade Kitten for Xbox LIVE Arcade, Playstation ® Network and PC Download”, said John Burns, Vice President and General Manager for Atari Europe.“With its colourful anime inspired universe, simple pick up and play arcade action and intuitive scramble style exploration Blade Kitten is destined to become one of the hot digital releases of 2010”
Blade Kitten marks the latest creation by Mr. Stamatiadis, the force behind the multi-million selling TY the Tasmanian Tiger series. In Blade Kitten, a prequel to the comics set three years prior; players are invited into the world of Hollow Wish where they take on the role of Kit Ballard, one of the best bounty hunters in the business. With her pink hair and tail, Kit is part cat, part girl - and fully lethal. As one of the last of her species, Kit commands her unique“Darque Blade” hovering sword to defeat enemies. Also along for the ride is Skiffy, Kit’s laid-back sidekick who lends a hand in collecting items, solving puzzles, and when needed, serves as Kit’s protector.
Blade Kitten goes beyond most downloadable titles to deliver a strong narrative, with high-quality cinematics, and a colourful, frenetic visual style, that lends to the pick-up-and-play arcade action. Players will jump right in and easily begin exploring and fighting their way through 19 levels, including three exploration levels with Noot (a rideable alien mount). Blade Kitten also features innovative gameplay mechanics, intuitive“scramble style” exploration, fully voiced dialogue, dramatic narrative and a powerful distinct anime-inspired visual direction.
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About Krome Studios
Headquartered in Brisbane, with offices in Melbourne and Adelaide, Krome Studios is Australia’s largest video game developer and a leading independent developer of video games worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company has developed 19 games comprising of 95 SKUs for video game systems and personal computers. Krome’s multi-million selling titles (licensed and original game properties, including the hit TY the Tasmanian Tiger TM ) are powered by the company’s proprietary“Merkury” engine technology, ensuring its cutting edge games are developed on schedule, and on budget. More information about Krome can be found on the internet at http://www.kromestudios.com
Blade Kitten and Krome Studios are trademarks of Krome Studios PTY, Ltd.