celebrate the launch of X-Blades in the UK, real-life
model Jodie Dart donned a specially created outfit based
on Ayumi’s armour in the game. The 22-year-old from
Plymouth then recreated recognisable poses from artwork
of Ayumi, including the stunning cover art.
Just by looking at X-Blades players can see that this
won’t be another run of the mill action game.
The large and detailed worlds, combined with beautiful
artwork and film-like cut scenes, are only the beginning
of what X-Blades has to offer.
In X-Blades, players take the role of the beautiful
treasure hunter Ayumi as she battles through waves of
enemies in her search for a powerful and ancient relic.
Armed with her trusty pistol blades, Ayumi relies on
her acrobatic skills and lightning-quick fighting style
to cut a swath through the hordes of evil keeping her
from her goal. If she becomes overwhelmed, Ayumi can
add devastating and upgradeable magic attacks to her
combos to defeat her enemies.
One of the many features you’ll find in X-Blades
is the idea of letting the player choose their own character
direction, The type of combos learned, magic abilities
upgraded and even the layout of the controller buttons
are completely up to the player, giving them the opportunity
to play Ayumi in any way they like. Add that level of
personalisation to the already top-notch fighting engine
and sexy art style, and you’ll find that X-Blades
delivers for both anime and action fans alike.
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More Action from X-Blades, the fast-paced action adventure
game, featuring a blend of cinematic style and beautiful
anime-inspired characters, combat and environments
Lightning: You might not think that atmospheric bursts
of anger are acceptable from a sweet-looking young lady.
Good thing I’m not! Don’t make the mistake
of annoying me in combat because I will let you know
that you are in a highly charged way. I learned this
move while climbing in the Himalayas and it really paid
off. I can now summon lightning to strike through multiple
opponents, even enemies in the air! (Requirements: Lightning
Lightning Range: I personally love this move when I
am surrounded by enemies. The bolt of lightning itself
really isn’t that powerful, but the look from
one monster’s face to the next, as the bolt paces
through them all, is simply priceless. I’ve also
found that this is a particularly good way of taking
out bothersome machines. (Requirements: Lightning)
Giant Galapagos: Before the Giant Galapagos was captured
and altered by The Dark, they were easygoing creatures
that inhabited a faraway land. During modification,
they were covered with heavy armor that protected them
from bullets and Cold magic. Giant Galapagos have a
powerful fire attack, but no defense against fire.
Jay: Jay is another traveler-hunter Ayumi meets on
the Island. He saves her from a deadly trap, unsuccessfully
tries to remove her curse and takes part in Ayumi’s
fight against The Dark. This young hero is quite skilled
for his age; he attacks with a powerful explosion of
Light and his punches are brutal.