As promised, Topware Interactive have released a Linux beta of X-Blades on Steam that uses Wine to make it easy for you.
It's an open beta for anyone who owns the game on Steam. You need this code in Steam's beta properties for the game "xbladestestbetalinux".
Again, it's great to see an older game come to Linux using Wine. As long as it works and it works well I don't really care what it uses. When it comes to no game or a Wine-port that works well, I choose a Wine port of course. The fact that it counts now as a Linux sale and it's all setup for you is great.
About the game
In brief: An anime-style, opulent hack n' slay spectacle for fans of entertaining action games. X-Blades creates a fantastic universe around the attractive heroine, who has to fend off innumerable monsters and imposing boss opponents with her power and tactics. A long list of all sorts of magic spells widens the range of potential forms of attack. Once Ayumi has collected enough experience points, she can activate new skills. The anime-style level design is what really gives X-Blades its special flair. Around 40 magical indoor and outdoor worlds dazzle in an enthralling rhapsody of color. Action and magical effects are impressively incorporated through the use of cinema stylistics such as bullet time or motion blurring.
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