Entitled Black Knight Sword, the downloadable title — which is set to be published by Digital Reality early next year — is a 2D platformer with a "picture book" art aesthetic.

"Black Knight Sword is a fully Grasshopper-developed title. It's a blend of old meets new, classic meets fresh," Grasshopper said at the game's unveiling. "This is a side-scrolling action title inspired by Japanese theatre drama. It's also a modern interpretation of a picture book-type game, with old-school action gameplay.

"Even through the development is being handled by Grasshopper, the partnership with Digital Reality on the European continent has influenced the setting, tone and background. There's a lot of European soul injection in there."

Black Knight Sword is not the first title to see Grasshopper and Digital Reality join forces — the duo are currently also working on Sine Mora for the PlayStation Store. Both games are due out in "January or February" of next year.