I adore a good parry/counterattack combo. Perhaps it’s from careful Black Knight duels in Dark Souls, or maybe absurd fights with robotic dinosaurs in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but I adore actively turning enemies’ attacks against them. So aah sure, go on, I’ll peek at upcoming arcade shoot-o-jumper Bleed 2 [official site] now I’ve heard it’s got neat-o parries. Creator Ian Campbell today announced it’ll launch on February 8th so here, let’s coo at a trailer:
Anyway! As for Bleed 2, let’s recap. It’s a twin-stick shoot-o-platformer with an alien-busting hero who can air-dodge, slow time, and parry certain attacks (the purple ones). Knocking those shots back looks a lark in the trailer. The other player in its two-player co-op can knock back the other (yellow) shots and all. All of this sounds great.
Bleed 2 is coming February 8th to Windows, Mac, and Linux via Steam and Humble, priced at $9.99.
[Disclosure: Jukio Kallio has performed at Wild Rumpus events.]