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Zantetsuken (Universal) [Now available]

03-20-2012, 02:53 PM
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Zantetsuken (Universal) [Now available]

UPDATE: This game has been released.

New Game Thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=130842

This "upcoming" thread is now closed.


Are you tired of always and only cut fruit? No problem! You're one step away from starting the final cutting experience!

In the shoes of Ran the kunoichi and armed with the legendary sword Zantetsu, you will be able to literally slice ​​everything in your path, from the most dangerous enemy to the most insignificant part of the surrounding environment!
Nothing will be saved from your bloody rage!

Your goal is to reach the end of each level, crossing bamboo forests, rice fields and many other environments, fighting demons of all kinds, dodging traps while trying not to fall from platforms.
Absorb the spirits of the fallen to strengthen your bloody sword and look for the bonuses hidden in the environment to increase your strength and agility... and to invoke the help of your mighty beast, the demon tiger!

  • Universal App: runs in HD on iPad and Retina Display devices.
  • New gaming experience, slash and run at the same time!
  • Limitless cutting ability, you can slice everything, even the smallest environment elements!
  • High quality graphics with spectacular 3D effects.
  • 50 game levels split in 5 different worlds.
  • Many different enemy types to fight.
  • Many bonuses and power-ups to enhance the heroine skills.
  • GameCenter support.
  • Powered by Unity3D.

Zantetsuken will be available on the App Store for all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) for 0.99$ within two weeks.

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Last edited by Red1; 04-18-2012 at 05:03 AM.
03-20-2012, 03:31 PM
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Interesting, I like the little Lucky Cat hiding in one of the screenshots!

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03-20-2012, 06:12 PM
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Friggin excited for a fresh new Runner! Looks like a good implementation of touch-slashing and running. Definitely on the lookout for this.

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03-20-2012, 07:45 PM
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Wow this game looks amazing!

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03-20-2012, 11:56 PM
I agree, this looks very nice. I like the art style a lot and you can destroy some of the background environment too! Really looking forward to this game's release
03-21-2012, 02:17 PM
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Thanks everyone, I'm glad you liked the game, tomorrow I'll post the launch trailer, so stay tuned!
03-22-2012, 07:55 AM
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Hello everyone!
As promised I have just posted the launch trailer of Zantetsuken.

ps: the music is temporary and will be replaced in the final version of the trailer.

Last edited by CatfishBlues Games; 03-22-2012 at 08:24 AM.
03-22-2012, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by triggywiggy View Post
Wow this game looks amazing!
Wow this game looks amazing!
03-22-2012, 09:12 AM
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The gameplay on this looks really fun! Nice combination of a side-scroller and a slashing game, and makes good use of the iOS interface. There's some nice subtle stuff you're doing with the background there too, like how the bamboo in the forest background subtly curves as it reaches the edges of the screen.

I find the backgrounds themselves really well designed and illustrated... However, and I hope will will pardon my saying so, but because they are so bright and have so much value contrast, they distract from the important parts of the game, ie the characters and the enemies. It would be easier to see what was going on in the game if the contrast were greatly decreased in all of the backgrounds.

But you didn't really ask, so I apologize for the late crit and wish you the best of success for your game!

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03-23-2012, 04:52 AM
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thanks for the feedback!

emdash: Your comments are welcome, actually looking at screenshots and videos we can get that impression, but the foreground is much more clear when viewed on the device.