Blade is the one of four games based on Marvel Comics characters Activision is producing. In this action/adventure title Blade does what he does best--track and kill bloodthirsty vampires. If you're not familiar with the comic or the movie, the point is to rescue Whistler from the Vampire Overlords. Using his signature martial-arts moves and a bounty of weapons (projectile or otherwise), gamers have 21 levels to hunt vampire. Levels range from dark, sprawling sewers to the grand-daddy of them all--The House of Erebus. There are over 34 creatures to squash including the ultimate Night Beast. We haven't had a chance to play this title but it looks like standard 3D action fare in the style of Nightmare Creatures or Castlevania. Blade is being developed by HammerHead Ltd. for Activision and is due out this fall
Since our last look at this game Hammerhead has decided to tear it down and rebuild from scratch. We got a chance to check out the new version and it's looking good. Blade is a prequel to the movie of the same name (but don't expect to hear Mr. Snipes reprising his role). One of the cooler weapons in the game (besides that kick-ass sword) are UV grenades. What better way to kill a vampire than with a little ball of sunshine? Despite the overhaul, Activision's still aiming for a fall release.