Wulverblade

A historic, side-scrolling action-brawler

Darkwind Media | Fully Illustrated

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Wulverblade is as stunningly beautiful as it is unrelentingly brutal and is a real joy to behold for anyone who enjoys a good Beat ’em up game.”

– Sam C. Gittins (N-Europe)

 

 

Side-Scrolling Brawler Wulverblade
Now Available on Steam, Xbox One & PlayStation 4

Grab your friends, pick a character, and get ready for some bloody co-op action!

 

NEW YORK – Jan. 30, 2018 – Originally released to critical acclaim on the Nintendo Switch, the barbaric 2D beat ‘em up Wulverblade can now be experienced on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. History fiends and retrogaming fans alike can now purchase this immaculately designed side-scrolling brawler created by Darkwind Media and Fully Illustrated – and enjoy support for 60 FPS and online leaderboards for the first time.

With eight levels overflowing with sharp blades, bloodthirsty 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 severed body parts. Unleash deadly combos and devastating finishers to turn the tide of battle as you fight through eight scenic levels based on real locations. Explore a rich, historically inspired story filled with all-out mayhem, manic action, and plenty of murder in this faithful homage to classic co-op beat ‘em ups.

“Playing side-scrolling brawlers with friends and family was a quasi-religious experience – and it defined my love for games during the ‘80s and early ‘90s,” says Brian Johnstone, co-founder of Darkwind Media and lead programmer on Wulverblade. “With Wulverblade, we’re introducing a whole new generation to the pain and joy of dismemberments, decapitations, and the occasional geyser of arterial blood.”

Wulverblade contains enough historical facts and raw combat to feel like the real thing – and it even features drone videos shot in the actual locations,” adds Michael Heald, founder of Fully Illustrated and creative director on Wulverblade. “Sure, it’s stylized – but the fighting was that brutal and soldiers in the 9th Legion deserved to get their butts kicked by the Caledonii. I dare say that playing Wulverblade has therapeutic value – and you’ll even learn a thing or two about Britannia’s gruesome past.”

Key Features

  • Bathe in the enemy’s blood in glorious 60 FPS.
  • Add your name to the online leaderboards and earn some bragging rights!
  • Immerse yourself in breathtaking 2D cinematic artwork.
  • Explore 8 incredibly detailed levels set around northern Britannia.
  • Battle the enemy using a uniquely 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.

Pricing & Availability
Wulverblade is available today on Steam and PS4. The game will be released on Xbox One tomorrow – Wednesday, January 31. The Steam, PS4, and Xbox One versions retail for $14.99.

Steam (Windows):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/587180/Wulverblade

PlayStation (PS4):
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/wulverblade-ps4

Microsoft (Xbox One):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/wulverblade/c0vt6528fz91

Nintendo (Nintendo Switch):
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/wulverblade-switch

Assets

Trailer

YouTube
https://youtu.be/wAfOpnSc3OU

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fs89q4pj6snezvo/trailer_Wulverblade_All_Systems.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/wDyGI

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ogwwmqt98iaq70/screenshots_Wulverblade.zip?dl=0

About Darkwind Media
Founded in 2007 by Brian Johnstone, Colin Doody, Matthew Mikuszewski, and Scott Flynn, 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. To learn more about Darkwind Media, please visit http://www.darkwindmedia.com.

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. To learn more about Fully Illustrated, please visit http://www.fullyillustrated.com.

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.”

Key Features

  • 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.

Pricing & Availability
Wulverblade is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $19.99.

Nintendo eShop URL:
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/wulverblade-switch

Assets

Press Kit
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6vsokryts82hn7i/AAApl7qiBmZvI_m3h4n6dHR3a?dl=0

Trailer

YouTube
https://youtu.be/0Yc3OUsJ86w

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9hl34ppxd04j36/trailer_Wulverblade_Switch.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots, Animated GIFs, Concept Art & Logos

IMGUR (screenshots + logos only)
https://imgur.com/a/wDyGI

Download (.zip – all assets included)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6p59m6li16q1kxd/screenshots_Wulverblade_Switch.zip?dl=0

Social Media

Darkwind Media
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/darkwindmedia
Twitter – https://twitter.com/DarkwindMedia

Fully Illustrated
Twitter – https://twitter.com/michaelheald
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/fullyillustrated
GIPHY – https://giphy.com/channel/michaelheald

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. To learn more about Darkwind Media, please visit http://www.darkwindmedia.com.

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. To learn more about Fully Illustrated, please visit http://www.fullyillustrated.com.

 

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