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Jump-o-stab-a-shoot-y-dodge: Bleed 2 released

Parry bullets

You could take it easy this weekend, sure, or you could air-dodge through waves of bullets, deflect attacks with your sword, slow time, bash bosses, and generally cause trouble in Bleed 2 [official site]. Ian Campbell's sequel to his 2013 arcade platformer launched this week and flip me, that looks too fast for the pace of my weekend. Here, look at this local co-op action:

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All of these unlockable doodads:

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And this cameo from her out They Bleed Pixels:

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Bleed 2 is out on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux at £6.29/8,99€/$8.99, which includes a small launch discount. The first game is 60% off right now too.

So the game name Blood was claimed long ago, right. Illbleed is also gone. Blood Seed too. Here's Bleed now. What's next? Bleeder is a good name name. Bled would be a bold one. Bloodied sounds terrible; don't name your game Bloodied. Bloodled is an RPG I would not play. Bleedy sounds almost cute. Bleed Me is a rockin' Painkiller-style FPS. Bleed You could be a VR shooter. Oh No, All This Blood is a game not nearly as funny as it thinks it is. Blood Up sounds okay.

Actually, you know what, here's a great name for a violent video game: Simply Red.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.