Hello, my title is Peter Adamondy, chief designer at Triple Hill Interactive and I’m excited to share some thrilling information about our new one-hit-kill preventing sport Die by the Blade.
Firstly, I’m thrilled to formally announce that Die by the Blade can be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in 2022. This has solely been doable with the help of our new worldwide publishing accomplice, Kwalee, who we’re excited to be working with and stay up for utilising their publishing data and expertise to deliver our sport to PlayStation consoles the world over.
It has been a rollercoaster journey over the previous yr and as a improvement studio we now have confronted many challenges. Now we have navigated our manner by lockdowns, distant working in addition to recruiting new expertise to hitch our group. As we return to a extra “regular” manner of working, we now have been in a position to push ahead with the event of our thrilling new sport and restart a number of the vastly necessary content material updates, like implementing new artwork property and ending movement seize periods within the studio.
Making a strategic fighter with a brutal, calculated contact
All of us beloved taking part in basic PlayStation titles like Bushido Blade and Approach of the Samurai the place we have been immersed in what felt like actual fight conditions and the way we needed to rapidly plan and adapt methods to defeat the opponents. It wasn’t about mashing the buttons on the gamepad, it was about performing completely timed strikes to disable and win the battle. It felt honourable and respectful but in addition took quite a lot of talent and persistence and that is what we beloved essentially the most.
Utilizing this as our inspiration we now have created a 1v1 sword preventing sport set in a gritty “Samurai Punk” world the place a contemporary cyberpunk aesthetic merges with conventional Japanese-inspired themes. Our dynamic one-hit-kill fight system brings to life tense and thrilling fight the place each ounce of the gamers talent, technique and persistence can be wanted to greatest their opponent. Your selection of weapon can be vitally necessary in your success or failure as a warrior of the sword, so we now have labored intently with martial arts specialists to faithfully recreate an arsenal of conventional swords and preventing strikes to grasp within the sport and by utilizing movement seize periods we will deliver an actual sense of realism to every battle.
One other necessary a part of Die by the Blade I wished to share with you’re the playable characters. The group has created a roster of seven playable characters, all with their distinctive backstories, and convey their very own distinctive personalities to the gameplay.
The group labored exhausting so as to add a variety of customisation choices so gamers can tailor their visible model earlier than heading into one of many thrilling sport modes. The mix of Samurai Punk meets conventional Japanese can create some beautiful character visuals.
Every weapon additionally defines the moveset of the roster of customisable characters, from the tremendous precision of the Katana to the fast maneuverability of the Wakizashi, we would like every weapon to really feel distinctive to the participant and add one other depth to the strategic gameplay.
Talking of sport modes, I’ve tons to speak about right here, however I don’t wish to give an excessive amount of away too quickly! So, all I’ll say is that Die by the Blade will provide 1v1 on-line multiplayer, a story-driven single-player marketing campaign, crossplay help, in addition to tournaments and extra ranked on-line modes. I’ll share extra on these as the event progresses, however there can be some actually thrilling sport modes to get caught into.
I’m excited to see all of the exhausting work of the group coming to life on the display screen and I hope I’ve given you a bit taster of what you’ll be able to anticipate when Die by the Blade releases for PS4 and PS5 in 2022. Till then, keep protected and will your swords keep sharp, warriors!