If you are a long-time reader of Gaming Trend you know we are huge supporters of Indie devs.  Today we got some great news about an upcoming side-scroller you might want to check out – Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage.  The third in the series, the game is set to launch on Steam on 11/11.  Here’s a bit about the title while you wait for the video above to load:

Two assassins have one night to eliminate an elusive crime syndicate and get their revenge. Utilizing their different styles of combat Soul and Shang must battle their way through a mysterious landscape in order to defeat the illusive Master Mirage and take control of his Clan of Shadowless Assassins.
Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage immerses gamers in a side-scrolling, highly cinematic revenge story. With the ability to string together endless combos of mayhem and destruction and an array of blood-spilling weapons at your disposal, Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage reinvigorates the arcade 2D platformer\fighter and takes it to an another level.

Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage has been developed by S-Game and published by Origo Games, pitting you against tremendous odds as one of two assassins on a mission to end the reign of a sinister organization. For more on what’s in store in Mirage, here is a quote from Adam McClard, CEO of Origo Games: “The development team has crafted an extraordinary, painted world that feels truly cinematic in style. Origo Games is delighted to be releasing Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage on Steam and bring this thrilling title to gamers everywhere.”

Below we also have the full story summary for Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage.   Take one look at that summary and you’ll figure out pretty quickly why I’m interested.   We’ll be keeping you posted as we get closer to release on this one.   You can also check out the sweet screenshots of the game in action below the summary.

 

Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage Story Summary

Told as a “Wuxia” story, which literally means “martial hero”, Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage captures the essence of a broad genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists.

Shrouded in secrecy, an organization of assassins wreak havoc on the local populace. Two assassins Soul and Shang, find a window of opportunity to strike while all their enemies can be found in one place. Their mission is simple: take down all their enemies or die in the attempt. They will face many challenges and discover lost secrets as they embark on a perilous journey against terrible odds.

Take control of Soul and Shang and wield two separate martial arts styles to defeat their foes.

Soul is an orphan born with the temperament of a master. His skills are self-taught and so lack refinement, but his potential is undeniable. He favors Dark Wound, a short bladed weapon given to him by his adoptive father, rumored to be one of the Night Masters..

Shang Zuo is a calm, unflappable fighter of average skill, but who possesses a centered view of all things powerful enough to influence physical objects. This “Sword Temper” skill allows him to destroy objects without moving a muscle and to knock arrows out of the sky with but a single thought. Together they will face the unknown and harness new skills as they face down a terrible conspiracy.

Key Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage Features

  • 2 against the world– Tag team in and out as either protagonist at any time.
    or play together for local multiplayer experience
  • Gear up – Discover new weapons, abilities, and unique items to bloody your foes.
  • 8 distinct levels – Fight your way through an army of minions and face a true challenge by encountering a unique Boss at every Stage.
  • Learn the truth – Secrets abound and the full story of Mirage may be discovered by a collection of books, letters, and drawings strewn about the martial world. Players may unravel the full tale by discovering these items and rewards.
  • Over 100 Achievements to earn and discover

Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage will be available on Steam starting November 11th, 2013 for $14.95. For more information, please visit www.mirage-game.com/.