Blackwind Hack and Slashes Its Way to Late January Release

Epic Sci-Fi Action Arrives Later This Month


Blackwind | Featured

If you’re a fan of sci-fi and love frenetic hack and slash action, you’re in luck later this month with Blackwind. It’s a tale about a boy in search of his missing father, a powerful artificial intelligence, and a brutal alien threat. It’s developed by Drakkar Dev and set to be published by Blowfish Studios. It’s coming this January 20th to Steam, GOG, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Series X|S.

Blackwind | Teleport

Here’s a great synopsis of the premise in Blackwind:

The peaceful human mining colony on the planet Medusa-42 suddenly faces an invasion by the Raknos, a ruthless alien race hellbent on destroying everything in sight. James Hawkins, a teen with no formal training, finds himself alone after a crash landing in his father’s revolutionary battle mech prototype. Fortunately, the Battle Frame’s AI, Blackwind, provides all the companionship and protection Hawkins needs. Only together can the pair fight their way through the hostile planet, find Hawkins’ father, and destroy the alien threat.

Blackwind | Combat

Sound interesting? Here’s some more reasons to check the game out. Not only does it feature epic combat, but also clever puzzles to solve. Better yet, you can evolve your mobile suit different ways to suit your playstyle. And if you don’t want to fight alien scum solo, you can play with a friend thanks to local co-op. Best of all, if you don’t mind a little wait, Blackwind is also getting a physical release courtesy of Perp Games. In Europe, those versions will be ready on Friday the 21st. But for us in North America, there’s a bit more of a wait.

Blackwind | Bad Robot

All in all, Blackwind looks pretty promising, especially for fans of top-down action games. To see what the fuss is all about, just check out the trailer below. And stay tuned to HPP for more news about upcoming sci-fi adventures!

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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