Krome Studios Creative Director Steve Stamatiadis has announced today that Blade Kitten launches this week on PlayStation Network.
To quote: The game is just about to finally hit the PlayStation Network and you'll be able to try it out, buy it and enjoy it. Pretty cool, huh?
We said originally that the game would be out spring this year and technically is still is since it's just turned spring here in Australia, and it's already been a beautiful start to the season. See, we kept our word... sort of. Why did it take so long? Well we had the awesome good fortune of Atari... yes THAT Atari, picking up Blade Kitten.
Not only has that allowed us to make the game even better, but being published by Atari has a very special significance for me personally.
See back when I was about 13, I got my first computer: an Atari 400 (with all of 16K of memory, that's less than the average icon or avatar image). So as you can imagine having the Atari logo at the start of the game just makes it all that much more cooler to me. So a BIG thanks to Atari for coming on board.
It's been an exciting and challenging time bringing Blade Kitten to life from idea to comic to final game reality. Though it's been more than a few years in the making, it's been a lot of fun too. Working with a great team to bring the comic world to life has been a great pleasure.
They've been totally committed to making the best Blade Kitten game they could and as a Blade Kitten expert I can safely say, without any hesitation, that this is the best Blade Kitten game EVER made. OK so it's the only Blade Kitten game ever made... that just makes it rare and even more valuable.
Oh snap! We should totally have charged more for it, well too late now, it's all in the system and stuff. I guess you get to buy it at the amazingly good value that it's set to. I mean there's all the excellent voice action in the fully voiced dialog.
When you hear the spot on voices of Kelly Fuller as Kit Ballard, Dave Mitchell as Hundert Tonne or Eliza Schneider as Justice Kreel you'll completely believe these characters, especially when you see them in the amazing cutscenes. The cinematics alone are worth the price of admission. But you'll get to see all this for yourselves in a week or so.
For the newcomers here's what to expect, in a short single paragraph version. Obviously the actual game is much longer:
Blade Kitten is a full on classic side scrolling adventure in glorious HD. You play Kit Ballard a catgirl Bounty Hunter on a mysterious planetoid called Hollow Wish. Kit is tracking down a local trouble maker when she's ambushed by a rival who is after the same bounty.
So you need to track down your rival then your bounty and along the way uncover the mystery that is Hollow Wish's darkest secret. You'll get some help from a little alien critter sidekick called Skiffy and your uber-cool floating A.I. sword, the Darque Blade. Get ready for level after level of free flowing, scrambling exploration and intuitive combat as you find make your way through this comic based adventure.
So for $14.99 on September 21st, PlayStation owners will be the first to get your hands on Blade Kitten from the PlayStation Store and check out all the fun for yourselves. Thanks and I hope you enjoy playing the game, I know I enjoyed making it.
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