Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Atari Announce They Are Bringing Blade Kitten To The Xbox 360, Playstation 3, And PC This September

Atari have announced that they are brining Blade Kitten to the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC's this September. Krome Studios had originally announced they were brining Blade Kitten exclusively to the Playstation 3, but it now appears they were unable to do so and now Atari is going to publish the game on multiple platforms. Because of this move to multiplatforms, Blade Kittens original release date of spring has been moved back to September.

Blade Kitten is based on the comic book series created by Steve Stamatiadis. the game will still have 19 levels, but it is unclear if the game will still be the 2 part mini series that it originally was going to be. i imagine this will be cleared up nearer the games release. The trailer i have included is from the PS3 version of the game, when it was announced as a PS3 exclusive.

Press Release

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today that they have acquired the rights to publish Blade Kitten, the videogame based on the comic book series by creator Steve Stamatiadis. Developer Krome Studios brings bounty hunter Kit Ballard to digital life with Blade Kitten which Atari will release this September for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and Windows PC Download at

"Bringing the anime-inspired universe of Blade Kitten to life via Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation®Network and PC Download is sure to resonate with gamers," says Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. "With high-quality, colorful arcade action, which translates incredibly from comic book to videogame and a new spin on side-scrolling non-stop action to an already rabid platforming fan base of gamers on XBLA and PSN, we are looking forward to a successful launch."

Blade Kitten marks the latest creation by Mr. Stamatiadis, who is also the force behind the multi-million selling TY the Tasmanian Tiger series. In Blade Kitten, a prequel to the comics set three years prior, players are invited into the world of Hollow Wish where they take on the role of Kit Ballard, one of the best bounty hunters in the business. With her pink hair and tail, Kit is part cat, part girl - and fully lethal. As one of the last of her species, Kit commands her unique "Darque Blade" hovering sword to defeat enemies. Also along for the ride is Skiffy, Kit's laid-back sidekick who lends a hand in collecting items, solving puzzles, and when needed, serves as Kit's protector.

Blade Kitten goes beyond most downloadable titles to deliver a strong narrative, with high-quality cinematics, and a colorful, frenetic visual style, that lends to the pick-up-and-play arcade action. Players will jump right in and easily begin exploring and fighting their way through 19 levels, including three exploration levels with Noot (a rideable alien mount). Blade Kitten also features straight forward gameplay mechanics, intuitive "scramble style" exploration, fully voiced dialogue, dramatic narrative and powerful visual direction.

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About Krome Studios
Headquartered in Brisbane, with offices in Melbourne and Adelaide, Krome Studios is Australia's largest video game developer and a leading independent developer of video games worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company has developed 19 games comprising of 95 SKUs for video game systems and personal computers. Krome's multi-million selling titles (licensed and original game properties, including the hit TY the Tasmanian Tiger™ ) are powered by the company's proprietary "Merkury" engine technology, ensuring its cutting edge games are developed on schedule, and on budget. More information about Krome can be found on the internet at

Blade Kitten and Krome Studios are trademarks of Krome Studios PTY, Ltd.

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