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Konami recently released some new information on their upcoming fast-paced RPG for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. In addition to the new info the company has also released some brand new screenshots, complete with spit-shine and polish.

According to the press release, “On the continent of Sostegaria, two rival kingdoms stand on the brink of war. In a small town on their border is a simple church orphanage, home to young Tobias Martin. Caught in the tide of battle, Tobias and his comrades enlist to fight for peace – and revenge. But they face an unstoppable warrior, who wields the almighty Flames of Judgment”

In all honesty this game looks like it belongs on the Nintendo DS or PSP. However, I suppose it fits in well with the whole lesser-quality game design themes that XBLA is known for. Anyway, the game sees players taking control of a party and battling across more than 20 distinct maps.

The game is due to hit Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this upcoming winter. You can check out the handful of screenshots and the brief fact sheet below. For more gaming news, info and updates, be sure to stay tuned in with Blend Games.

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment Features:

* Classic gameplay, expanded and streamlined – combines the speedy RPG pace of the original Vandal Hearts with improved user mechanics and top-notch presentation.

* Strong story – serving as the prequel to the original Vandal Hearts, Flames of Judgment delivers a rich, focused, and character-driven storyline that includes quality cinematic cutscenes.

* Multiple endings – the player’s actions throughout the game determine the ending, Tobias’ future and more!

* Party members adapt to the player’s style of gameplay – player characters naturally and automatically improve at whatever they do, providing a wide, deep range of customization options.

* 20 playable maps