“Wulverblade manages to pack in a lot of content, depth and unlockable elements, and these allow it to transcend the usual limitations of the genre. “
– Damien McFerran (Nintendo Life)
Defend Ancient Britannia Against Barbaric Roman Legions in Wulverblade
Co-op beat ‘em up now available for Nintendo Switch
NEW YORK – Oct. 12, 2017 – The gorgeous 2D brawler Wulverblade is launching today on Nintendo Switch! History fiends and retrogaming fans alike can now purchase this immaculately designed side-scrolling beat ‘em up from the Nintendo eShop and return to the glory days of Golden Axe, Sengoku, and Knights of the Round.
With eight levels overflowing with sharp blades, blood-thirsty hordes and deadly arenas, Wulverblade invites you to slice through the invading 9th Legion in graphic detail on your own – or enlist a friend for the slaughter in two-player co-op.
The Roman Empire is about to take control of the north of Britannia and quash the last remaining tribes – and you must stop them dead in their tracks! Play as either Caradoc, Brennus or Guinevere – members of a family originating in the northern tribe of the Caledonii. This family of warriors has been the guardian of the most northerly tribes of Britannia for generations. The Romans have invaded Britain and conquered all that lies before them … until now.
Defend the homeland from the Roman army with strength, courage – and wolves. Unleash deadly combos and devastating finishers to turn the tide of battle as you fight through eight scenic levels. Explore a rich, historically inspired story filled with all-out mayhem, manic action, and plenty of murder in this faithful homage to classic side-scrolling beat ‘em ups.
“Gamers who miss playing side-scrolling brawlers like those released in the ‘80s and early ‘90s will lose their heads over Wulverblade (pun intended),” says Brian Johnstone, co-founder of Darkwind Media and lead programmer on Wulverblade. “The game has that twitchy, instant gratification feel often associated with arcade classics – and it plays like a dream in co-op. What else could you ask for?”
“Wulverblade’s animation and art style make you feel like you’re reading a children’s book about ancient battles and the occasional decapitation,” adds Michael Heald, founder of Fully Illustrated and creative director on Wulverblade. “It’s at once brutal and beautiful – and the dense storyline is filled with historical detail, which sheds light on Britain’s fascinating folklore.”
- Immerse yourself in breathtaking 2D cinematic artwork.
- Explore 8 gloriously detailed levels set around northern Britannia.
- Battle the enemy using a refined combat system.
- Experience a rich historical and cultural storyline told through stunning animated shorts.
- Take in a powerful soundtrack from sound designers who worked on The Dark Knight Rises and Wrath of the Titans.
- Enjoy a variety of thoroughly engaging unlockable features.
About Darkwind Media
Founded in 2007 by Brian Johnstone, Darkwind Media is a game development studio located in Rochester, New York that assists developers in overcoming development challenges to bring their visions to life. Working on games like République, Skylanders, and now Wulverblade, the company is dedicated to helping developers achieve their goals of creating new and interesting experiences. Starting with Wulverblade, Darkwind Media has more recently been working hard to create its own games to be released on all major platforms.
About Fully Illustrated
Fully Illustrated is the work of Michael Heald and was borne out of a deep obsession for the world of independent games. After a decade of working in various large design and illustration agencies, Michael wanted to focus his skills and passion on the industry he loved most. Working with great names such as Klei Entertainment, thatgamecompany, Discord and Giants Software, Fully Illustrated is now a well-established name within the industry. The company has provided creative services to hundreds of great games over the years, but the ultimate goal has been to make the dream of Wulverblade a reality.