Newly released Blades of Time is a spiritual successor to X-Blades, a hack-and-slash game noteworthy if only for its risqué Japanese style character design.
Blades of Time is the game's spiritual successor. Kotaku has covered the title before (here), but honestly, this title hasn't been on my radar. At all.
It stars Ayumi, who appeared in X-Blades, but boy, does she ever look different. Gone are the Japanese stylings for a more realistic Western style.
X-Blades was developed by Russia's Gaijin Entertainment in North America in 2009. The studio also developed Blades of Time, but what a difference a few years make.
「Xブレード」 進化の歴史 [アルファルファモザイク]