Here’s some great news for all you X-Blades fans out there. Gaijin Entertainment (not to be confused with Gaijin Games who make the Bit.Trip games) are following up X-Blades with Blades of Time.
Ayumi will make her return on an adventure set on a mysterious island (ohhh!) where she has to hack & slash her way to a big bad boss. The game will feature 40+ sets of skills including melee, tactics, combos, as well as Order and Chaos magic. Ayumi will also be wielding gunswords and what looks like plain old guns.
She’ll also be able to turn back time and leave a copy of herself in place for combat and puzzle mechanics, and she will have a new dash ability to “close the distance between herself and her enemy prey almost instantly.” Or as we like to call it: to dash.
Surprisingly, the game will also have a co-op campaign and PvP multiplayer action. Blades of Time is scheduled to his Xbox 360 and PS3 in early 2012.