I've made it a personal mission to excessively cover Blades of Time for no other reason than I find Konami's lack of marketing utterly fascinating. The game allegedly launched yesterday, but you'll be lucky if you can find a copy.
I visited my local Best Buy to see about grabbing one for review (not sure if Konami's sending them at all), and the clerk solemnly shook his head. The store had not received a single one. However, if it's bad for me, it must be even worse for the game's producer, Tak Fujii, who told me that he couldn't track down a copy himself while visiting the States this week.
"Shipped in 6th, that's what I have been told," declared the extreme producer. "Big shame on me, producer, visits retailer and find no copies yet in San Francisco."
Fuji let me know that "some" retailers should have them in stock, but couldn't name any names. He also assured me that Blades of Time was an "Extreeeeme title." Always good to know!
God, I love Tak Fujii!
|9:00 AM on 04.27.2012|
Blades of Time: Limited Edition announced ... seriously
If you thought the intense Blades of Time saga was over just because we finally got a copy and were able to review it, think again. In astounding news, it seems that an honest-to-God Limited Edition version is on its way to P...more
|2:00 PM on 03.22.2012|
Review: Blades of Time
You've got to give Gaijin Entertainment some credit. The Russian studio has no reputation for creating good games, and 2009's X-Blades was particularly mediocre. Despite this, Gaijin just keeps on plugging and is ev...more
|1:30 PM on 03.09.2012|
Blades of Time update: Konami has ANNOUNCED the game!
In a BREAKING Blades of Time update, publisher Konami has just announced the game, despite it allegedly releasing three days ago. According to the company, the game is now officially available. Perhaps that means more than Ne...more
|11:30 AM on 03.09.2012|
Blades of Time update: there's a copy in New Jersey!
Destructoid's intense journalistic coverage of Blades of Time continues, with news that a physical copy of the game has been traced to the East Coast. I swung by my local GameStop to see if it had anything, and was informed t...more
|12:00 PM on 02.29.2012|
Fun facts about X-Blades followup Blades of Time
I've been chatting with Anthony DeCicco from The Gamers Hub, who apparently has as soft a spot in his heart as I do for X-Blades and its associated games. Following the release of this weeks' Blades of Time trailer, DeCi...more
|12:00 PM on 02.28.2012|
X-Blades sequel Blades of Time out March 6
I will be perfectly honest -- I had no idea this was a thing. It seems beyond comprehension that X-Blades would actually manage to get a sequel, but it seems that Konami has picked the title up from the ashes of Southpeak an...more
|2:45 PM on 02.09.2012|
Preview: Play with yourself in Blades of Time
Geeks seem to love screwing with natural order. Whether it's by creating biological weapons that breed a form of undead human, or by using ugly '80s cars to go back in time and narrowly escape sex with a younger version of th...more
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Jimquisition: Guns Blazing
Dark Souls 2 is all about going in, guns blazing, and hoping to God it works. Oh dear. Namco Bandai's PR chief recently shone a spectacular light on the broken mentality of "AAA" publishers, describing the promotion of ...more
|1:00 PM on 05.20.2013|
The odds are against you in Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel in the Arkham franchise, following a Batman who's more myth than legend at this point in his crime fighting career. This is a younger Bruce Wayne, more agile in combat yet still equipped w...more
|9:30 AM on 05.20.2013|
Warner Bros. announces Preorder DLC: Origins!
Warner Bros. has just announced a brand new game, a long-awaited prequel to its critically acclaimed Preorder DLC series. Preorder DLC: Origins has been revealed today, and it'll put players into the boots of the villainous D...more