Blade Kitten

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Sep 22, 2010 / ESRB: T

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Shank Is This Week's Xbox Live Deal of the Week

Xbox Live's Major Nelson has revealed that the sidescrolling, brawler/shooter/knife-in-the-facer XBLA title Shank is this week's Xbox Live Deal of the Week.

Starting today, Shank is available for 800MS Points ($10), a savings of 33% off its original price of 1200MS Points ($15). Like all other Xbox Live weekly deals, the offer is only available to Xbox Live Gold members. Read more »

"Maybe im spoiled by Steam's sales but to me deal of the week should be 100 MS points!"
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Shank and DeathSpank Now Available on PC

Electronic Arts has released Shank and DeathSpank, previously only available on the PS3 and Xbox 360, on the PC.

Both were released through the EA Partners publishing program. Shank was developed by Klei Entertainment and DeathSpank was created by Hothead Games.The games are now available through Steam and support Steamworks features like Achievements, Steam Cloud, and Leaderboards. Like the console versions, both titles support local-only co-op. Read more »

" I found the combat in the Shank demo a little unsatisfying. When a game is only $15 to begin ..."
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Daily Filter: October 8, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter includes media for Red Dead Redemption, Shank, Lucha Libre AAA Heroes of the Ring, DC Universe Online, Mythos, WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 2010, Emergency 2012, Fighters Uncaged, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Super Scribblenauts, Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke, Just Dance 2, and Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles. Read more »

"I hope Mythos is still as fun as it was years back in the first beta =) For the new closed ..."
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Deathspank Coming to PC on Oct. 26; Mac OSX in the Works

PC gamers left out when Hothead's humorous action RPG Deathspank debuted on the Xbox 360 and PS3 earlier this year, your calls have been heard. Today the developer revealed the first game in the series will arrive for the PC on October 26 for $14.99.

Pre-ordering the game on Steam will get 10% knocked off that price, bringing it down to $13.49. Or, if you're in a bargaining sort of mood, there's the cleverly named 'Shank and Spank' bundle--which pairs DeathSpank with Klei Entertainment's Shank. Steam pre-orders for the bundle brings the combined price down 15% ($25.48 total). A Mac OSX version of Deathspank is also in the works but no release date for it was provided. Read more »

"Ahhh damnit..I already gave in and bought the PS3 version.. Oh well, I'm gonna rebuy it ..."
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Report: Microsoft Sees Record XBLA Sales in August

Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE) is reporting that Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade enjoyed its best month to date in August, built on the strength of the Summer of Arcade promotion.

According to the report, Microsoft brought in $17.5 million in August 2010 over $16.5 million in August 2009, which was the second year of the Summer of Arcade promotion. The report presents a top 10 list of games sold, ranked by revenue generated, and includes the total number of copies purchased. Note that some titles were not included in the Summer of Arcade promotion or were released before August. Read more »

"That's great for Scott Pilgrim! It managed to sell 79000 units in less than a week, after the ..."
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PlayStation Store Adds Sonic Adventue, Blade Kitten and DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

Since the PlayStation Store is offline for maintenance today, weekly releases were launched earlier than usual. This week's PlayStation Store adds the sequel to Ron Gilbert's DeathSpank for $14.99, the Dreamcast classic Sonic Adventure for $9.99 and the side-scrolling, action adventure Blade Kitten from Krome Studios for $14.99.

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"What is all about this Blade Kitten? I can't wait to buy Enslaved game like a Heavenly Sword! =] "
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Daily Filter: September 10, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features new content for Swarm, Battle vs. Chess, The Lord of the Rings Online, The Haunted: Hells Reach, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, Blade Kitten, Company of Heroes Online, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Knights in Shining Armor: Our King's Tale Episode One. Read more »

"Those guys who got to participate in the Lord of the Rings movies have such a legacy. Cool for ..."
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Weekend Confirmed Episode 23

With Metroid Other M and Halo: Reach to open get Whatcha' Been Playing? you know you're in for a big show, and that's only the beginning. Garnett, Brian and Jeff also work Shank and Elemental into the conversation. Cannata-ford includes a game Garnett declares as one of the most pure fun plays he's had all year. The Warning begins with your stories of how gaming figures in your circles and later hits on whether trailers give up too much of the games they seek to promote. And in the Front Page, Brian brings the word on Torchlight's console plans, Gamescom awards, and more.

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"First off, Board Games ROCK! Now, on the case of used games. I buy used games due to ..."
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Daily Filter: August 26, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter adds a Gamescom 2010 trailer for Dance Central and keyboard footage for that other Harmonix title, Rock Band 3. (Maybe you heard of it.) Read more »

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Shank Hit By Slow Cutscenes on Older Xbox 360s, Fix for Achievement Issue Coming

Klei Entertainment's recently released Shank is having a bit of a cutscene issue on older-model Xbox 360 consoles, reports the game's official site.

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"i havnt seen any problems on my Elite. although loading times are the longest ive seen on any ..."
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Krome Studios Confirms Financial Troubles, Future Remains Undecided [Updated]

Related Topics – Blade Kitten, xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC

[Update] We mistakenly listed Krome Studios as the developer of Wii version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 when, in fact, Krome was the developer of the original Force Unleashed for the Nintendo Wii and PS2. Red Fly Studio is currently developing the Force Unleashed 2 for the Wii. The post has been edited to address this mistake. We apologize for the error.

[Original] Rumors have been swirling that Australian developer Krome Studios was in financial trouble yesterday and today, according to GameSpot Australia, the studio has confirmed some of the rumors are true. Read more »

"Um..what else have they done? And how are current projects not affected by layoffs?"
- radioactivez0r    See all 8 comments


Xbox Live August Schedule Brings Shank, Scott Pilgrim and Dead Rising 2: Case Zero to the Arcade

Xbox Live's Major Nelson has released the Live Marketplace content schedule for the remainder of August.

Although the dates and prices have previously been reported, it's a good reminder that Shank and Dead Rising 2: Case Zero are launching this month alongside the Xbox 360 version of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Hopefully you've still got a few Microsoft Space Dollars saved up after the pricey 2010 Summer of Arcade promotion. Read more »

"ONLINE STORE——————- w w.f a m a l e g o o d s.c o m ..."
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Daily Filter: August 11, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Daily Filter features the "launch" trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, a dev diary with an insane amount of hoodies for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, a "combo" trailer for the upcoming downloadable title Shank, a trailer featuring the upcoming DLC "The Golems of Amgarrak" for Dragon Age: Origins, a video for Naughty Bear announcing upcoming (and free) DLC, and additional videos for Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, the newest EverQuest 2 expansion Destiny of Velious, the PSN-exclusive Top Gun and Tales of Cosmos. Read more »

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Shank hitting PSN on August 24, XBLA on August 25, Priced at $15 [Update]

[Update: 4:35pm] According to the official Shank website, the PC version of Shank is still in development and will arrive in Fall 2010. As for the game's newly revealed co-op "mission," the blog mentions that Shank actually includes a "local co-op campaign." The co-op will be separate from the original game and tell the backstory of Shank.

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"Am I the only one who has come to, whenever I see words to the effect of "PC version delayed to ..."
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Stab with Shank in Late Summer

Klei Enteratinment's exceedingly awesome side-scrolling stabber-shooter Shank has long carried a summer release, and with that window approaching, the developer has gotten a bit more specific as to when the downloadable tale of stylish revenge--coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360--will be exacted.

"Late summer," Klei co-founder and Shank co-creator Jamie Cheng told us when asked about its release window during E3 2010. "We're just finishing up the game now. I can't really give a more firm date [as that depends on testing and certification.]" Read more »

"This game looks awesome, I just hope it has a reasonable price and lasts more than an hour."
- Gish Forever    See all 3 comments





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