We've technically known about dtp Entertainment and Deck13's Blood Knights for awhile now, but it wasn't until today that we received an official press release, some temporary box artwork, several screenshots, and a gameplay trailer for the vampire-themed, multi-platform action RPG. The box art and screenshots are in our image gallery, while the trailer lies below:
And then we'll move into the press release for a few details pulled from the official website:
Soon Blood will begin to flow - dtp entertainment announces Blood Knights
Announcement Trailer live
Hamburg, 26. July 2012 - Today dtp entertainment announce their latest download game, Blood Knights – a full blooded Vampire-Action-RPG that features intense combat, tons of weapons, items as well as vampiric abilities that put players in total control over their enemies and let them feel the powers that vampires wield in the Blood Knights universe.
An exciting and entertaining story rounds off the picture of the unique download game. Blood Knights will be available on PC and Consoles this summer.
Blood Knights is developed by the renowned independent German studio Deck13 (Venetica, Jack Keane, Ankh) and features a plot focusing on Jeremy, a vampire hunter who was viciously attacked and bitten during on one of his dangerous missions and is now bound by blood to the sexy, but mysterious, 'vampiress', Alysa. The former arch-enemies have to work together to rid themselves of the binding.
Blood Knights’ vampire storyline comes to life through the heroes Jeremy and Alysa. As different as they are, they are bound by blood and have to fight together to survive. While Jeremy is a mighty warrior who is dual wielding increasingly powerful weapons and uses devastating attacks, Alysa uses crossbows, traps, bombs and special ammunition to eliminate her enemies from a distance. Both are able to use various vampiric abilities that become ever stronger and more and more impressive in the course of the game. Jeremy for example can pull huge groups of enemies towards him and unleash chaos upon them once they are in melee range.
Set in the mythical Middle Ages, the players will be able to control both Alysa and Jeremy in their cooperative quest for salvation, either in single player or co-op mode. The protagonists will encounter numerous enemies, avoid traps and fight and confront an impressive (and sometimes sexy) array of bosses - each one requiring a unique strategy in order to be defeated. Rich treasure and rewards await those who against all odds are able to fight their way through the wide variety of settings/scenes.
Blood Knights will be released in Q3 2012 for PC and consoles.
About dtp entertainment dtp entertainment AG is one of Germany’s largest independent games publishers and has been in the industry since 1995. The company employs more than 150 people with headquarters in Hamburg/Germany and subsidiary in Singapore. dtp entertainment develops games for all entertainment platforms and publishes these internationally. In addition, the company is a well-established distributor for software, DVDs and Blu-rays in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. www.dtp-entertainment.com
Allgemeine Informationen zu Deck13 Interactive Die Deck13 Interactive GmbH ist seit 2001 auf dem Spielemarkt aktiv und hat seitdem über 15 Titel veröffentlicht. Mit dem Adventure „Ankh“, das die Jury des Deutschen Entwicklerpreises sowie das Magazin GameStar jeweils als „Bestes deutsches Spiel 2005“ auszeichneten, gelang dem Team der Durchbruch. Mit Fortsetzungen dieser Reihe sowie mit weiteren Adventures knüpfte Deck13 seitdem an diese Erfolge an. Unter anderem erhielt das Studio für „Jack Keane“ 2007 den Deutschen Entwicklerpreis für das beste Adventure und die beste Story/Spielwelt. Seit einigen Jahren macht sich Deck13 auch in anderen Genres einen Namen und gewann mit Venetica den Deutschen Entwicklerpreis für das beste Actionspiel 2009. Mit knapp 40 Mitarbeitern arbeitet Deck13 derzeit an dem Comic Hack and Slay „Tiger and Chicken“, am Adventure „Jack Keane 2“ sowie am Multiplattform Action-RPG Blood Knights.