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Charlie Murder, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile hit PC

Salt and Sanctuary creators Ska Studios have finally brought two of their earlier games to PC, the stabby platformer The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile [official site] and beat ’em up Charlie Murder [official site]. In the traditional Ska way, they’ve got sketchy art, co-op, buckets of moodiness, and shedloads of blood. Vampire Smile hit Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade in 2011 then Charlie Murder followed in 2013, and the two have been slowly heading to PC pretty much ever since. Now they’re here, costing £7 a pop.

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is a hack ‘n’ slash platformer, with the violence and intensity of your Ninja Gaidens and whatnot squeezed into 2D hand-drawn art. It’s a follow-up to 2009’s The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, which isn’t on PC but don’t let that get in the way – you stab things real good and they bleed real hard. It has local and online co-op too.

If you fancy a crack, it’s £6.99/9,99€/$9.99 on Steam. Dishwasher kinda came to PC in 2013, when some scamp pirate-o-ported it; this is the real deal. Here’s a video from the XBLA release:

As for Charlie Murder, that’s about the members of the eponymous punk band beating their way through a death metal band Gore Quaffer and their fans. It’s got four-player co-op as well as PvP play. It too costs £6.99/9,99€/$9.99. Another XBLA trailer:

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