Blades of Time announced, stars X-Blade's Ayumi

X-Blades is getting a follow-up titled Blades of Time, which comes with all the trappings you might expect from a new X-Blades game. Plus time-rewinding.

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Did you know that a game was released in 2009 called X-Blades? Konami is certainly acting like they don't. Despite starring X-Blades protagonist Ayumi, being from the same developer, and having "Blades" right in the title, the announcement of Blades of Time doesn't mention the first game at all. Regardless, it's obviously a sequel, but let's just humor Konami on this one.

Blades of Time is being developed by Gaijin Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, set for early 2012. You'll play as Ayumi, trusty gunsword in tow, as she fights off Chaos magic. The press release promises a time rewinding mechanic for puzzles and combat, probably related to those Blades of Time that the title mentioned. She'll also get a dash ability, co-op, and PvP multiplayer.

Check out the teaser-trailer below for a healthy dose of melodrama, wrapped in a new art style, wrapped in a giant robot.

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    June 8, 2011 3:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Blades of Time announced, stars X-Blade's Ayumi.

    X-Blades is getting a follow-up titled Blades of Time, which comes with all the trappings you might expect from a new X-Blades game. Plus time-rewinding.

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      June 8, 2011 4:25 PM

      X-Blades gets a sequel, Suikoden is quietly buried.

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      June 8, 2011 5:34 PM

      looks like her clothing isn't facepalm-embarrassing this go-round

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      June 9, 2011 3:37 AM

      Ayumi's face from the first game frightened me, but perhaps I saw a bad representation of screenshots and footage. The game struck me as being another flawed attempt from a non-Japanese developer to rip off the Japanese animated art style.

      I never bought it, though. Was it good? Did any Shackers enjoy it? Should I give it a chance?

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      June 9, 2011 3:08 PM

      Gametrailers cam footage of this game looks pretty cool. Actually, it starts out pretty goddamn boring... until they get to the time mechanic:

      http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-blades-of/715793

      Also, One million twoops!