Imagine if the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed took place during the 18th century in the Caribbean. That’s the vibe behind Gamaeloft’s
“Backstab,” which we reported last month was coming to the Sony-Ericcson Xperia Play exclusively for the first month or so. A new video of Backstab’s game play has surfaced telling more about the back story. Backstab casts the gamer as character Henry Blake, a former British naval officer unjustly imprisoned for treason and has escaped to go on a mission of vengeance.
Gamers have to escape the Caribbean Prison and then proceed to wreak havoc around the island. There’s a lot of swordplay and I really dig the blue glow of the blade as it swings. But it seems the main goal of the game, cool as it is, is just to kill. There’s no secret to uncover or treasure to find. Just vengeance, blood and death.
It’s certainly going to be popular with the teen crowd looking to kill a few hours as an excuse to avoid doing their homework. But will it have legs beyond a few hours of hack and slash? Only time will tell. Backstab will be exclusive to the Xperia Play, for about a month or so, starting April 18th. Then, it’ll move on to other Android platforms, as well as iOS.