If you thought we were going to get through December without running into a game that makes us say “WTF?!,” you’d be wrong. We’ve had the disturbing pleasure of playing Black Knight Sword, the latest game from Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality. Black Knight Sword is a tale about the Black Knight who is hunting down the White Princess. Why? Well, she’s wicked apparently. But that’s not the most interesting thing about this game. That prize goes to the art direction.
Black Knight Sword‘s art can be described as a theater puppet show that was put on by a crazy person. Human-like heads, wolves, chicken-men and goo blobs populate the first two levels of this game. The thing they all have in common is the fountains of blood they spew when your sword cuts into them. You are rewarded with many hearts for slaying the denizens of Black Knight Sword. These hearts can be traded for extra armor, health, lives and strength.
This video is going to show all of that and the majority of the second level. If you like what you see, you can purchase Black Knight Sword on PSN for $9.99 or XBLA for 800 Microsoft Points.