Are you able to change into the final word weapon and set out on a journey to eradicate all alien threats? Blackwind has right this moment been given a totally confirmed January 2022 Xbox, PlayStation, Change and PC launch date.
We first stumbled upon Blackwind again in July of this 12 months, when the groups at Drakkar Dev and Blowfish Studios had been trying to get it launched on Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Change and PC earlier than the 12 months was out. As with many issues although, that authentic plan has slipped somewhat and we’ll now as an alternative be seeing Blackwind hit PC and console come January twentieth 2022.
That launch might be in digital trend, nonetheless these on the market trying to take this in bodily may also be capable of, as Perp Video games are working a European boxed launch on January twenty first. North American people might want to maintain to a later date.
A sci-fi motion platformer through which fight could be very a lot of the hack and slash selection, Blackwind tells of how a peaceable human mining colony on the planet Medusa-42 all of the sudden faces an invasion by the Raknos, a ruthless alien race hellbent on destroying the whole lot in sight. It’s right here the place the main target is left on James Hawkins, a teen with no formal coaching who finds himself alone after a crash touchdown in his father’s revolutionary battle mech prototype. Thankfully, the Battle Body’s AI, Blackwind, offers all of the companionship and safety Hawkins wants. Solely collectively can the pair combat their method via the hostile planet, discover Hawkins’ father, and destroy the alien risk.
From there, anticipate to hack-and-slash your method via dynamic isometric areas with power blades, blasters, missiles, mines, and grenades to filter out the barbarous alien risk. You’ll even be tasked with fixing brain-teasing environmental puzzles whereas leaping and grappling round obstacles and adversaries. However that’s not all and Blackwind may also permit the possibility so that you can rip via the hordes of Raknos bipeds, spiders, drones, swarms, and different harmful varieties with a variety of melee and ranged assaults, unleashing devastating blows with brutal termination finishers earlier than shifting on to the following foe.
It will get higher although and also you’ll additionally be capable of deploy the removable Battle Body Drone to increase fight and exploration capabilities, evolving this via three ability bushes with dozens of upgrades and talents. And only for good measure, selecting between three problem ranges, and traversing both alone or with a buddy in native co-op mode the place Participant One controls the Battle Body whereas Participant Two assaults utilizing the agile Drone to deal harm all through imaginative sci-fi landscapes, can be doable.
“Blackwind’s stunning terrain is sort of able to purge of the vicious alien risk,” stated Manlio Greco, Designer, Drakkar Dev. “We hope everybody will tackle the problem of basic fast-paced sci-fi motion and meticulously seek for all of the secrets and techniques we’ve hidden inside.”
“Blackwind is all about quick, brutal motion and we adore it” stated Rob Edwards, Managing Director at Perp Video games. “We’re very proud to be working with Blowfish and Drakkar Dev, to convey you the bodily boxed model of this frenetic mech shooter.”
Should you’re up for marching throughout sand-swept deserts, scaling snowy mountains and trekking via dense forests, all filled with lethal bosses, then Blackwind goes to be for you. Give the trailer beneath somewhat watch after which standby for motion as that January twentieth 2022 launch on Xbox, PlayStation, Change and PC comes alongside. You’ll be anticipated to pay USD 24.99, AUD 29.99, GBP 19.99, EUR 24.99 when you’re trying to get entangled.
Edit: 08/11/21 – Pricing construction now up to date.