Sharpen your blade and get ready to go head to head with fearsome opponents, all masters of their deadly craft. Kwalee is thrilled to announce that Die by the Blade, the brutal sword fighting game with dynamic one-hit-kill combat mechanics, will be launching on 3rd November 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, and Xbox One & Series S/X. Nintendo Switch will launch later in 2023.
Developed by Grindstone and Triple Hill Interactive, Die by the Blade draws inspiration from legendary titles such as Bushido Blade, Way of the Samurai, and the Dark Souls series. Set in a stunning samurai-punk world, players must choose from a range of traditional Japanese weapons to determine their move set, parry their opponents’ blows with lightning speed, and master the art of the one-hit kill!
To mark the release date announcement, Kwalee has released a brand new gameplay trailer showcasing some of the intriguing playable characters, deadly bladed weapons, and stunning locations alongside brutal 1v1 combat.
About Die by the Blade
Die by the Blade is a 1v1 weapons-focused fighter where the difference between victory and death can amount to a single strike of the blade. Carve your path through this samurai-punk world with nothing but your trusty weapon by your side in the story-driven single-player campaign or crush your friends in local or online multiplayer. Looking for more of a challenge? Test your skills against unknown warriors in online ranked matches and prove that you are the indisputable champion.
In Die by the Blade, there are no health bars, so you can’t afford to let your guard down. The one-hit kill system leaves no room for error. If you want to survive, you’ll need to master the parrying mechanic, memorise the combos for your chosen weapon, and sharpen your reflexes. The victor of any battle could be decided in a matter of seconds, so be prepared for multiple quick bouts against your opponents.
Will you have what it takes to become a master samurai? Or will you fall like countless others before you?
- One-hit-kill – All it takes is one slice in tense, one-hit-kill based combat.
- Choose your playstyle – A diverse array of weapons with different movesets.
- Multiplayer showdowns – Take the battle online with ranked online modes.
- Customisation – Tailor your character’s style to the way you see fit.
- Brutal encounters – Dismember your opponents with brutal precision.
- Welcome to samurai-punk – A unique art style that merges a cyberpunk aesthetic with Japanese-inspired themes.
Die by the Blade will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, and Xbox One & Series S/X on 3rd November 2022 with the Nintendo Switch version launching later in 2023. Fans can wishlist the Die by the Blade on Steam now.