While most gamers traditionally tend to think of Japan and Korea as the countries responsible for all of the noteworthy Eastern games, Chinese developers are on the rise. Aside from the Ubisoft studio that made the Eastern expansion for Immortals Fenyx Rising and the studio developing Black Myth: Wukong, there probably aren’t too many Chinese-made action games Western players are familiar with. Naraka: Bladepoint has made some headlines this year though for its Sekiro-like gameplay that adds battle royale multiplayer into the mix. If that’s enough to catch your interest, you’ll be excited to learn that the game has a release date of August 12.
Developer 24 Entertainment showed up at E3 this year during the PC Gaming Show to reveal the release date for Naraka: Bladepoint, along with a new gameplay trailer and separate weapon trailer. Naturally, it had some flexing to do after the conclusion of its successful beta. The game drew in over 1 million players on Steam and managed a peak concurrent player population of nearly 150,000. If you were worried about whether or not the game would support a healthy player population, these numbers should put those concerns to rest.
Yoto Hime leads the tip of the spear
Developer 24 used the time in the limelight to show off a new hero named Yoto Hime, who looks like a sorceress that’s also capable of teleporting to close the gap between her and enemies. The trailer shows her over-the-top abilities that allow her to chain moves together and dispatch several enemies in seconds. A new weapon class was also announced. Players will be able to master the spear, which is sure to introduce long-range melee combat, which definitely sounds like an oxymoron.
Check out the trailer for yourself to see if Naraka: Bladepoint looks like something that might interest you when the August 12 release date rolls around. The base game is just $19.99 USD and comes with some preorder exclusives. There are also some premium editions that cost way more. Find Naraka: Bladepoint on Steam or the Epic Games Store.