Outstanding work and Awesome effort.
The katana sword is over-used (and over-rated) these days though.
Looks like no twining was used (but that's understandable due to the vector vs bitmap art schools) but it was great seeing the old-school moves and smooth animations regardless.
The art-style reminds me a lot of the Psygnosis Shadow of the Beast Games II and III. Can't wait to see the next ones.