Black Knight Sword is an upcoming downloadable title from Hungarian developer Digital Reality and cult favorite Japanese team Grasshopper Manufacture. If that sounds like a strange pedigree, you're right on target. This game looks bizarre in just the way I've come to expect and want from Grasshopper's releases.

Check out the trailer below to get a glimpse at the gory, side-scrolling, slash-em-up gameplay. That looks fine enough, but what seems especially appealing about Black Knight Sword is its unique puppet theater style, with shifting backgrounds and cardboard cut-out enemies.

Take a look for yourself below and then read Jeff Cork's impressions from Gamescom to get a little more info on our hopes and concerns for this title.