During last night’s State of Play event, South Korean developer ShiftUp revealed a brand new gameplay trailer for its upcoming PS5 exclusive hack-and-slash action title, Project Eve. The game was then officially rebranded as Stellar Blade, confirming a release window of 2023. Thanks to a recent PlayStation blog post, we now have some new details as well.
Stellar Blade will arrive in 2023 exclusively for PS5 and feature a sci-fi setting with hack-and-slash gameplay. A new blog post provided by PlayStation now gives us some additional story details. Following the release of the game’s first trailer, the game’s director Kim Hyung Tae offered a breakdown of gameplay and exploration, which you can read more in-depth right here.
The latest PlayStation blog post for Stellar Blade reads:
“Eve and her comrades land on the surface to reclaim the extinct Earth and cross paths with a survivor named Adam. Eve is then led by Adam to the last surviving city, Xion, where she meets the elder of the town Orcal and is told many stories. In order to serve her mission to save Earth, Eve develops close relationships with the key members of Xion and contributes to rebuilding the city. On a mission to save Earth from the NA:tive, Eve is also faced with helping out the citizens of Xion. Whether you will help the survivors or not, depends purely on your decision as the player.”
Additionally, some new gameplay details were also provided by ShiftUp, mentioning boss battles and flashy skills:
“Stellar Blade introduces action combat that require deflecting and evading the NA:tives’ attack at a precise timing that will also connect to combos and unique skills. Throughout the game, you will arm yourself with unique Beta Skills and intense Burst Skills, which I promise will be pleasing to the eye. Brace yourselves… Bosses’ strengths are on a completely different level compared to the common NA:tives, offering a challenging and strategic combat encounter.”
Stellar Blade releases in 2023 exclusively for PS5. Check out the latest trailer below.