Cyberpunk Samurai Game Die by Fighting Blade Kills in One Hit


The next Die by the Blade fighter demonstrates his visceral combat in a new YouTube video. This cyberpunk samurai game features one-hit combat.

Coming fighter Die by the blade demonstrates his visceral struggle in a new video. Focusing on one-hit kills, the game’s samurai-inspired combat is compared to Bushido blade. In fact, the developers of Grindstone and Triple Hill see the game as a new take on the classic samurai fighter from the PSX era.

Initially launched on Kickstarter in October 2020, Die by the blade reached their fundraising goal on the 29th and raised a total of $ 25,167 in pledges. Since then, Grindstone and Triple Hill have partnered with Kwalee, a publisher specializing in indie and AAA games for console and PC. The game promises to bring high-stakes 1v1 combat to players who love the “Samurai Punk“aesthetic, which fuses a cyberpunk setting with Japanese themes and sword fighting. In terms of the cyberpunk genre, CD Projekt Red is controversial Cyberpunk 2077 is a recent game to bring this aesthetic to life.


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In a new YouTube video, the editor Kwalee demonstrates the game’s intense combat punctuated by a heavy cyberpunk-themed soundtrack. The video shows two warriors clad in armor fighting each other in a duel. It ends with the words “one hit killsas the fight ends with the loser lying on the sidewalk in a puddle of blood. According to the press release, To die in blood mixtures “Strategic gameplay with a brutal and calculated touch.“In terms of player arsenal, the game focuses on samurai-themed blades such as the Katana, Wakizashi, and Nodachi, and”each weapon offers varying styles of play in tense 1v1 battles in online and single player modes.“Fans of exciting sword games in games such as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will have the chance to demonstrate their prowess against other players.

While Die by the blade may not attract the attention of gamers looking for cutting edge graphics, the promise of Bushido blade-as fights were enough to attract payouts during the Kickstarter phase and the attention of an editor. The developers also list games such as Way of the Samurai and Dark souls as inspiration. Dark souls in particular is a series that had humble beginnings but has sold millions of copies worldwide. Many cite the Souls the gameplay and art of the series as a huge design factor despite the games not being the best versions in terms of graphics. And with the general success of recent samurai-themed games, notably Sony’s Ghost of Tsushima, they have proven that there is a market for Japanese themed games that heavily focus on sword fighting.

Currently, the game is slated for release in 2022, which is further than the original 2021 target. However, most Kickstarter games are being pushed past their original targets, so this news comes as no surprise. Die by the blade appears to be progressing in its development, and the new YouTube video indicates that the developers are ready to show off the game’s combat. For now, however, we can only wait for more news and footage from the game.

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Die by the blade is slated for release in 2022 on PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Switch.

Source: Kwalee / YouTube


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