Knights Contract Trailer Is God Of War Brutal

By Spencer . May 20, 2010 . 1:38am

Namco Bandai lifted the curtain off Knights Contract with this ultraviolent trailer. In this movie, Heinrich cuts through monsters with a giant scythe and Bayonetta style torture attacks. Heinrich has nothing to fear though because he is immortal. Gretchen, the witch that cursed him with everlasting life, isn’t and you have to guard her.



Knights Contract is Namco Bandai’s first take on the brutal action genre and it’s hard not to compare it to Dante’s Inferno, God of War, Ninja Gaiden… you get the idea. But, this game has two elements that stretch the formula.


First, you have to protect Gretchen. Heinrich is carrying her out of harms way in one scene. Keeping Gretchen alive will probably be a key game mechanic. Second, Heinrich is supposed to be immortal. How is Namco Bandai going to design a game where a giant claw to the face can’t harm the player? Will Heinrich come back to life Lost Odyssey style and Gretchen’s death be the only way to lose a level?

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  • joesz

    Not the best,But not bad as well

  • Mazen

    Looks impressive, I love medieval settings.

  • Never been much of a fan of ‘me too’ games.

  • kupomogli

    What did I tell you. While it’s really ripping off CV Lament of Innocence, we’ll just say God of War since that’s why these types of games are popular now, even though God of War sucks.I bet you this, just like Dante’s Inferno was, is going to be better than all three God of War games.

    God of War is overrated garbage.

    • If you honestly think Dante’s Inferno was better than any of the three God of War games, I cannot take your opinion seriously.

      • MisterNiwa

        Well said.

  • cowcow

    Whats all that white stuff

    • MisterNiwa

      Well… I’m sure its blood. Oh god, please.. Let it be blood. LET IT BE BLOOD!

      • cowcow

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  • masuto

    Another cookie cutter?

  • SeventhEvening

    Hmm…that was interesting. It does look a bit like God of War in scale and in action, but maybe a bit faster. I think having to deal with immortality and protecting a witch will be sufficient to give it an identity separate from GoW and it has the potential to be a very interesting game.

    Although the “protect the girl” mechanic will either be really awesome or really frustrating and annoying. I think how good the game will be will hinge on how that is handled. I also think a lot of people will say “pfft, GoW clone” and dismiss it, as many cynical whining gamers often do ;P

  • Jeez a lou. Is every hack-n-slash game that comes out now going to be referred to as a God of War clone or a Bayonetta/DMC clone? It’s a freakin genre of video games. Do people say that every FPS is a Halo clone or a CoD clone? No. So why do people say every hack-n-slash game is a clone of something else? Of course games in the same genre are going to look similar…god damn

    Edit: The above comment was directed at the commenters, not at the article itself

    • SeventhEvening


  • Cloud_ST

    The game has a really nice feeling to it,but the protagonist weapon seems a bit odd to me,lol.

  • ndjn3979

    The genre is stagnant. This won’t change it.

  • Joanna

    “Heinrich has nothing to fear though because he is immortal. Gretchen, the witch that cursed him with everlasting life, isn’t and you have to guard her.”

    lol what? A witch who makes someone immortal can’t even protect herself? That’s kind of stupid, really.

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