Each day, we’re getting closer to the release of Guardian Heroes on XBLA! Today, we’re taking a look at the Undead Hero.
Also known as the Undead warrior, the Golden Warrior, and Goldie, this imposing skeletal warrior is an undead knight called back from the grave by the magical sword that he once wielded. Inadvertently revived by the game’s protagonists when they bring his sword to his burial place, he remains by their side throughout the course of the game and follows their commands.
While the exact origins of the sword are never clearly disclosed, it is suggested that it was given its power by a curse enacted by the previous king as he died, or that it was created by the enigmatic Celestial beings, the Sky Spirits.
Nevertheless, it is a powerful artifact, and the catalyst for much of the game’s story, as well as the major objective of the sorcerer Kanon during the game’s first half.
The Undead Warrior is very powerful, but mindlessly aggressive. He attacks one of the game’s heroes, Serena, almost immediately after his revival, and left to his own devices will mow down the helpless, the elderly, the young, and just about anything else he can get his hands on. He even goes on to assault God in several of the game’s endings.
The Undead Warrior may have been created for the game’s story mode to ease the burden of fighting so many enemies at once. While most beat-em-ups see the player outnumbered in most encounters, the number of enemies in Guardian Heroes tends to be particularly high, and given that even the weakest of enemies can run, block, double-jump air guard and so on, additional assistance might be required.
And assistance could likely come in no better form than the Undead Hero, whose wide-swings, frenzied slashes and screen filling explosion are enough to handle most of the game’s opposition handily.
As another advantage, albeit a subtle one, he has some very unique hit-boxes, which mean that only his head, waist and feet are viable targets.
According to Han, he weighs three-hundred pounds, which is quite an accomplishment for a skeleton.
Get ready, because Guardian Heroes is hitting XBLA on October 12th!
Posted by Kellie in Guardian Heroes
on 2:08:13PM Oct 04, 2011