Blades of Time shouldn’t be considered a sequel to X-Blades

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Back when Blades of Time was announced many people, including myself, were thinking that the game would be a sequel to X-Blades. This was due to the fact that both games featured the same main character named Ayumi who had a relatively similar appearance and the game was from the same developer. That won’t be the case apparently because a Konami representative told Siliconera that both Konami and Gaijin Entertainment, developer of the title, figured it would be best to drop the anime look that Ayumi had in X-Blades and update her weapons.

In Blades of Time, Ayumi will be using a sword and a rifle separately and is also a treasure hunter. In X-Blades Ayumi used gunswords (guns with swords attached similar to FF8) and was after certain powerful artifacts. This means that although some things have been tweaked a little, and a major graphical overhaul, it may still feel similar to X-Blades. The title will allow players to create something called a “time rewind clone” which will perform the last actions you did, meaning you can use your cloned form to deal out double the damage to an enemy or a boss or solve a puzzle that would usually involve two people. The game will be released some time early in 2012 and will be available on both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

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