Straight from a Famitsu blow-out, andriasang have revealed the latest title from Namco Bandai; Knights Contract for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Set in a 1700's Germany, the game's story sees the player absorbed into a world of witch hunts and evil alchemists, where they take the role of the executioner Heinrich. Originally commissioned by the alchemist Faust to hunt and kill witches, Heinrich runs afoul of a witch named Gretchen, who in turn curses him at her execution, causing Heinrich to be suspected of witchery himself. Once the hunter, now the hunted, Heinrich is forced to flee across Europe for a century with the curse of immortality.
Now, centuries later, the witch Gretchen has been revived and wishes to ally with Heinrich to take down Faust once and for all.
Knights Contract appears to focus on a hack-and-slash style of gameplay with a twist. When they say Heinrich is immortal, they mean it. He literally cannot die, not even from enemy attacks. Instead, your life is tethered to the witch who cursed you. Gretchen will accompany you throughout the game, supporting you with her magical attacks and abilities, and it's up to you to make sure she doesn't die.
Namco Bandai promises lots of blood, weapons bigger than characters, grotesque creatures, and execution kills. If you've got a blood lust this might be one to keep an eye on. For the time being enjoy the trailer, the official website, as well as the screenshots.