London, United Kingdom— September 23rd, 2010 — Atari Europe, one of the world’s most recognised videogame publishers, and Krome Studios announced today the release of Blade Kitten, the epic action adventure title starring Kit Ballard, based on the comic book series by creator Steve Stamatiadis. Blade Kitten is now available for €11.99/£9.99 on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC Download at Atari.com and BladeKitten.com and Steam.
Blade Kitten marks the latest creation by Mr. Stamatiadis; the force behind the multi-million selling Ty the Tasmanian Tiger series. In Blade Kitten, a prequel to the comics set three years earlier, 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 colourful, frenetic visual style, that lends to the pick-up-and-play arcade action. Players can jump right in and easily begin exploring and fighting their way through multiple levels, including three exploration levels with Noot (a rideable alien mount). Blade Kitten features side scrolling gameplay mechanics, intuitive “scramble style” exploration, fully voiced dialogue, dramatic narrative and powerful visual direction.
Blade Kitten is rated PEGI ‘12’. For more information, please log onto www.atari.comand www.bladekitten.com
ABOUT ATARI, SA
Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Atari’s brands and content are available across all key traditional and digital distribution touch points, including browser-based and Social online platforms, PC, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone, Android and RIM devices). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.
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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 http://www.kromestudios.com
Blade Kitten and Krome Studios are trademarks of Krome Studios PTY, Ltd.
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