Blackwind Blasts Through Alien Scum on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac Today
SYDNEY — 20 Jan 2022 — Blackwind, the sci-fi action-platformer with hack-and-slash combat, from Drakkar Dev and publisher Blowfish Studios, touches down today on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac via Steam and GOG, as well as the Mac App Store. Physical versions lock-on to retail shelves courtesy of Perp Games on Friday, 21 Jan 2022, in European regions with North American copies arriving at a later date.
The alien-infested planet of Medusa-42 acquires an unexpected savior when James Hawkins, a regular teen with no prior military experience, makes a crash landing on the once peaceful mining colony. Equipped with his father’s revolutionary battle mech prototype and an advanced A.I. companion, Blackwind, hope is not lost. Together they must fight their way through Raknos forces, find Hawkins’ father, and save what’s left of the planet.
Leap and grapple throughout imaginative sci-fi landscapes, equipping energy blades, missiles, grenades, and more to hack-and-slash through hordes of Raknos spawn. Employ a wide range of melee and ranged attacks before unleashing brutal termination finishers and moving onto the next foe. Decipher brain-testing environmental puzzles across the Medusa terrain to snuff out the Raknos threat and solve the mystery behind their true mission.
Trek through dense forests, scale snowy mountaintops, and creep through haunting abandoned military outposts alone or with a fellow soldier in local co-op mode. Move perfectly in sync while Player One controls the Battle Frame and Player Two deploys a detachable Drone to hone in and eliminate targets. Advance through one of three difficulty modes and customize the Battle Frame thanks to three different skill trees filled to the brim with dozens of abilities and upgrade options.
“Blackwind is a fast-paced sci-fi adventure made by long-time fans of classic space marine action stories,” said Manlio Greco, Designer, Drakkar Dev. “We’re really proud to bring its diverse gameplay style, beautiful landscapes, and captivating story to fans today. Suit up and get to slicing!”
Blackwind is available now for $24.99 / £19.99 / €24.99 with support for English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese language options.
About Drakkar Dev
Based in Catania, Italy, Drakkar Dev seeks to create video games for multiple platforms including consoles, PC, and mobile. Their past experience in the game industry gave them the tools they need to streamline production. Drakkar was chosen for the ancient Viking ship and communicates a sense of travel, adventure, and discovery. Drakkar also literally means “dragon,” and dragons are always cool!
About Blowfish Studios
Blowfish Studios is an award-winning game developer and publisher based in Sydney, Australia. The studio strives to release original multi-platform games, while also collaborating with developers from around the world. As developers first, they bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to any partnership. The studio provides development services to get the game release ready, porting to all major platforms, platform approval, marketing, and promotion to the world. Blowfish Studios is a part of Animoca Brands gaming focused endeavors.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. Animoca Brands develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Formula 1®, Marvel, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. Animoca Brands’ portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Sky Mavis (Axie Infinity), Dapper Labs (CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot), OpenSea, Harmony, Bitski, and Alien Worlds. Its subsidiaries include The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, Gamee, nWay, Pixowl, Bondly, and Lympo.
About Perp Games
Perp Games is a global video games publisher, with a proud track record of publishing award-winning titles, exciting indie games, and some of the world’s most recognized franchises, from the most talented studios. Perp Games is an established and recognized global force in entertainment, bringing extraordinary and exciting games to market, across multiple formats and media.