Sharpen your blades, warriors. Kwalee is thrilled to announce that the release of a playable demo for the brutal sword-fighting game Die by the Blade will be available at the upcoming Steam Next Fest. Developed by Grindstone and Triple Hill Interactive, Die by the Blade is set in a stunning samurai punk world where players must choose from a range of traditional Japanese weapons to determine their move set, parry their opponents’ blows with lightning speed using dynamic one-hit-kill combat mechanics. The demo will introduce 1v1, 1vsAI, Vs Local, and Vs random online gameplay modes.
Available from February 6th via Steam, the Die by the Blade demo will introduce three playable characters from the game; Yoshi a wandering Samurai who lives his life in the service of the locals he meets, Butterfly, a resistance fighter against the American tech corporation Praxis and Nakamura, a shadowy commander and fearsome warrior loyal to Ashikaga Daimyo. Once you have selected your warrior, choose from either the katana or wakizashi swords and wage battle in brutal 1v1 combat across three diverse samurai-punk-inspired locations.
Die by the Blade will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, and Xbox One & Series S/X in 2023.