Knights Contract announced for Xbox 360 and PS3. Namco Bandai brings co-op action to the West in 2011

Knight's Contract artwork videogame from Namco (Xbox 360, PS3)
Knights Contract has been announced by Namco Bandai as an all-new Xbox 360 and PS3 co-op action adventure game for release in 2011.

In a time of swordsmen and magic, Knights Contract recreates this era with an astonishing visual appeal while keeping players at the edge of their seats with stylized over-the-top action.

Set in the days when a healthy paranoia about witches was considered normal, Knights Contract follows the twisted tale of Heinrich, an immortal executioner, and Gretchen, a resurrected witch. Once the victim of Heinrich’s blade by the order of the game’s antagonist, Dr. Faust, Gretchen now has him under her control as the two must work together to rid the land of the supernatural foes who are cursing its people with the black spell of death.

Armed with a razor sharp scythe and explosive witchcraft, players will use these tools with spectacular effects in order to return civility to the land. As players succeed in their journey, they can deal tremendous damage to their on-comers or unleash a gruesome finisher by coordinating the efforts of Heinrich and Gretchen. However, players must also keep a close eye on Gretchen as her mortality is the key to the duo’s survival as Heinrich can never be vanquished. It’s time to let the combos fly and lay waste to the hordes of darkness with a liberal dose of medieval panache.

Here is the game’s debut trailer.

Doesn’t look too interesting to me. The gameplay looks like it is more of a hack and slash or beat-em up than a technical action game. But it doesn’t look bad either. Will definitely appeal to a certain audience.