Knights Contract formally announced for Europe

Tuesday, 25th May 2010 09:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Namco’s announced Knights Contract will be coming west next year for PS3 and 360.

It comes on the back of its full reveal in Famitsu just last week. A debut trailer emerged soon afterwards.

The game is a fantasy horror title, which sees you in the role of Heinrich, a “cursed executioner of witches” who has to stop an deadly threat alongside a young girl known as Gretchen, a reincarnation of one of Heinrich’s previous executees.

She’s also the person who cursed him in her pervious life after being executed by Heinrich. Lovely.

PR below.


- Cruel Violence and Savage Sorcery in NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Brand New Action Adventure, Coming to PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® in 2011 –

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today lifted the lid on fantasy horror title Knights Contract, its newest 3rd person action adventure title scheduled for European launch in 2011 for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®.

A period action adventure set in the days when a healthy paranoia about witches was considered de rigeur, Knights Contract follows the tale of Heinrich, a cursed executioner of witches, and young girl Gretchen, a reincarnation of a witch whom Heinrich previously had the job of be-heading and who returned the favour by cursing him eternally.

When a stupendously evil and deadly threat descends on the earth, Gretchen, having had her young life curtailed once already, decides she is less than enthusiastic about seeing it ended again so soon. She decides to tackle the threat head-on by putting her curse on Heinrich to good use, enlisting his business-like and highly effective executing abilities to help curb the supernatural blood lust of their foes.

Nothing is so easy of course, and a lot of blood and its supernatural equivalent needs to be spilled before order can once again be restored to the land. Razor sharp scythes and explosive sorcery are your spectacularly effective weapons in a twilight world where you’re never more than a stone’s throw from someone, supernatural or otherwise, who would rather see you six feet under. It’s time to let the combos fly and lay waste to the hordes of darkness with a liberal dose of medieval panache.

For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe and its line up, please visit

Game © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Published by NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe SAS



  1. mington

    screen shots

    #1 5 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    NBGE also confirmed that they’ll be publishing Witcher 2, in 2011 – but I’m very happy to see that this will be available here, too, and that the announcement was not one that had a long wait on. NBG’s lineup is looking formidable, but great for players. :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    I guess I can say, now the embargo’s up and the press release is out, that I seen this in Barcelona, before its Famitsu reveal last week.

    It looked decent. Think of it as a mash-up of Bayonetta and Devil May Cry,

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mington

    I think it looks good, watching the trailer i think it still needs a lot of work though… so, is it a co-op game? i don’t understand, and i can’t be bothered to read :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Almost entirely lacking in… everything. Apart from apathy. :-D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Monk

    OMG, the characters design is awful !

    #6 5 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    johnny i would actually love to see you one day openly say that “upcoming hyped game x” is shit. I know you can’t but still XD

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen


    #8 5 years ago
  9. mington

    Whatever…it looks better than splatter house anyway


    #9 5 years ago
  10. DaMan

    don’t see how that looks similar to Dmc/Bayonetta at all myself, rather like Castlevania or a more angsty version of GoW.

    also, is it mandatory coop??

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    When I say it’s a mash-up of Bayonetta and DMC, I meant gameplay.

    But that’s just me, innit.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Monk


    innit :-) .

    #12 5 years ago
  13. DJ Deathstar

    I find it hard to think that there could be a mash up of Bayonetta and Devil May Cry as their both so similar

    #13 5 years ago

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