Vorpal Brings Manga Art To Shoot-em-Up Form

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Vorpal is a vertical black-and-white shoot-em-up that looks very reminiscent of manga at times. Developed by Red Wolf for Xbox Live Arcade, the game focuses on one-on-one battles against other ships — almost like a fighter — and dodging their frenzy of bullets and beams.


You can grab Vorpal for 80 points (that’s $1.00) on Xbox Live Arcade, or try the free demo. Here’s the game’s development blog, too, if you’re interested in seeing how Vorpal progressed through development.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.