Namco’s Knights Contract Goes Gold

Namco Bandai didn’t quite find the success it was looking for with Enslaved, but they’re ready to try again with their latest original IP, Knights Contract.

The publisher announced today that the title has gone gold and will be released on February 22 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

In Knights Contract, take a journey through a world of swordsmen and magic where witches have been hunted and brutally exterminated. The game follows the twisted tale of Heinrich, an immortal executioner, and Gretchen, a resurrected witch. Once the victim of Heinrich’s blade, Gretchen now has him under contract to fight alongside her and the two must work together to rid the land of the malicious enemies who have cursed its people.

Armed with Heinrich’s razor-sharp scythe and Gretchen’s explosive witchcraft, players must utilize these tools to return civility to the land. As players succeed in their journey, they can deal tremendous damage onto their tormentors with fluid, fast-paced combinations and unleash gruesome finishers by coordinating the efforts of Heinrich and Gretchen. As the immortal executioner, players must protect Gretchen against hideous creatures and unspeakable evil as her magical prowess and mortality are the key to the duo’s survival.

The game is rated M and will sell for $59.99…until Amazon decides it isn’t selling well enough and permanently drops the price to $39.99 a month after release.