The folks over at OXM managed to score some firsthand time with Deck 13's Blood Knights and have returned with a brief preview based on their time with the horror-themed action RPG. Here's a sampling:
Jeremy’s sword-slashing melee strikes and deadly whirlwind attack pulverize enemies up-close, while Alysa’s twin crossbows and grenades can decimate from a distance. Both characters have a special vampiric ability that lets them levitate a nearby opponent and yank the blood right out of their body — simultaneously killing them and boosting your health.
It’s a fun move that emphasizes your monstrous nature, while powering you up for fights against humans, vampires, dragons, and werewolves. You’ll also find lots of new weapons and armor in your seven-hour adventure, and can spend XP on new attacks. We chuckled at some of our demo’s hokey dialogue and voice-overs, but given this XBLA game’s $15 price, its hack-and- suck action should be enough.