Knights Contract (ナイツコントラクト) is an upcoming action adventure video game developed by Game Republic and published by Namco Bandai Games. The game is to be released in 2011 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The title was first announced in the May 20th issue of Weekly Famitsu Magazine. A trailer for the game was shown at E3 2010.
The setting of Knights Contract takes place in a fictional version of Europe during the Middle Ages with dark fantasy characteristics, involving witchcraft, sorcery, and otherworldly monsters. A superstitious hatred for witches is the norm for society. As a result, people are able to employ witch-hunters and witch-executioners. The game follows Heinrich Hofmann, an experienced witch-executioner plagued by a curse, and a young woman named Gretchen, who is the reincarnation of a witch that Heinrich formerly executed. In an act of revenge for her execution, Gretchen curses Heinrich with immortality.
At the same time, the world is being afflicted by hordes of monsters. Gretchen, who intends to fully live out her life as she could not before, decides to confront the menace directly by joining forces with the cursed executioner, Heinrich. The now-immortal Heinrich is forced to protect the mortal Gretchen from danger, in hopes of undoing the curse.
- ↑ Griffin McElroy (May 20, 2010). Namco Bandai announces new action game Knights Contract. Joystiq. Retrieved on July 30, 2010