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Blood Knights, a Vampire Hack ‘n’ Slash coming to XBLA this week

 Kalypso Media Digital is thrilled to announce that Blood Knights, the medieval, vampire-themed hack ‘n’ slash will make its debut on November 1 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft priced at $14.99USD/£11.99/€14.90. Other formats will follow on November 13.
Set in a medieval fantasy world, Blood Knights will feature quick, deadly combat, smart team-work and ferocious cooperative monster slaying. To get you in the vampire-slaying mood, Kalypso has released a new trailer to give you a blood-soaked taste of Blood Knights’ epic combat and the rich environments located in the game. 

Blood Knights is a hack ‘n slash action – RPG, where the age-old war between humans and vampires is out-of-control and threatens to plunge the world into the abyss. The game combines spectacular combat with RPG elements in single-player or co-op mode. Blood Knights is developed by Deck 13 interactive, who have made a name for themselves with such titles as ‘Venetica’, ‘Jack Keane’ and ‘Ankh’. Set in a mystical version of the Middle Ages, Blood Knights is an exciting story about the Knights Templar and a legendary Vampire Hunter who finds himself bound by blood to the powerful vampire Alysa during a daring mission. The two must work together to break the blood spell and defeat the hordes of evil creatures who stand between them and their goal.
Features of Blood Knights

  • Utilize close and ranged weapons to slay monstrous foes and enhance your abilities with XP gained through fast and furious combat
  • Quickly swap between two playable characters with differing skillsets
  • Suck the blood of your enemies in order to power up and unleash devastating vampire powers
  • Ride solo, or take on the horde with a friend in thrilling Co-op
  • Interact with the environment using your attract and repel skills
  • Multiple choice dialogues will affect and alter the world around you
  • Classic Vampire story narrated with atmospheric cut-scenes
  • Equip yourself with 160 available weapons and 40 different armor elements 

Raptr giving away 15,000 One-Month Xbox LIVE Gold Subscriptions with Two Free XBLA Games

Raptr and Microsoft will give away 15,000 free one month Xbox LIVE Gold Subscriptions plus two Xbox LIVE Arcade games to registered Raptr users as part of the newly unveiled Raptr Rewards program. The reward is one of many available to gamers through the Raptr Rewards program, which rewards gamers for playing their favorite games.

This is an exclusive promotion for registered Raptr members. Valued at $30, the bundle includes:

Gamers can begin redeeming the Microsoft Gold + Xbox LIVE Arcade Games reward on May 17, 2012 starting at 10AM PDT on Raptr.com, but are highly encouraged to join today as all rewards will be offered on a rolling first come, first served basis.

Eligibility to redeem rewards will be based on games played and ranks earned on Raptr; ranks are determined by time played and achievements unlocked. The Microsoft Gold + Xbox LIVE Arcade Games reward is available for all registered Raptr users and Xbox LIVE free Gold Subscribers in the United States and Puerto Rico.  All rewards will be offered on a rolling first come, first served basis. More details about the reward, and who is eligible to earn it, will be available on May 17, 2012.

Gamers are encouraged to join Raptr to take advantage of this free Microsoft Gold + Xbox LIVE Arcade Games offer, along with numerous other current and future rewards via Raptr Rewards. More than 350,000 rewards will be offered just in the month of May, which include free videogames, downloadable content, beta codes, and major discounts.


Xbox Live Arcade ‘Triple Pack’ brings best-sellers to store shelves

Rumors of the “Arcade Triple Pack” have been confirmed thanks to RedLynx (developers of Trials HD):

The ‘Triple Pack’ bundle will be available in North America on April 19, Europe on May 13, and Japan on May 19, for a suggested retail price of $29.99. Along with Trials HD, the ‘Triple Pack’ includes Splosion Man and LIMBO, two other popular XBLA titles. It will also include a 48-hour Xbox LIVE Gold trial and 160 Microsoft Points.

“Having Trials HD available at retail is exciting,” said Tero Virtala, CEO of RedLynx. “While Trials HD is in many ways the poster child of the digital download revolution, we understand that there are still many gamers who only purchase games through traditional retailers.”

“Thanks to our partners at Microsoft, all Xbox 360 owners now have a chance to check out the Trials experience, along with two other great games.”

For more information on Trials HD, visit the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to experience Trials HD, Splosion Man, or LIMBO – this is your chance and I highly recommend it. The price is unbeatable considering each game is $15 currently on Xbox Live Arcade. Each games provides a different experience and will be well worth your time.