PS5 Exclusive Stylish Action-Adventure ‘Stellar Blade’ Delayed to 2024

The PS5-exclusive action-adventure game developed by Shift Up and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Stellar Blade, has been delayed to 2024.
Stellar Blade Eve
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has concluded 2023 with a summary of its anticipated titles for the upcoming year and one of the surprising reveals was Stellar Blade. The Korean developer Shift Up officially introduced Stellar Blade in September 2022, with an initial release window of 2023. However, the latest update on the PlayStation Blog has disclosed a shift in plans, indicating a postponement of Stellar Blade‘s release to 2024.

Making its mark as Shift Up’s first console game, Stellar Blade is defined as a promising action-adventure game developed for the PlayStation 5. This hack n’ slash title allows players to take on the role of the stylish heroine Eve, as she takes on the Naytibas, a force ravaging Earth while surviving humans escape to an outer space colony.

In the face of the Naytibas threat, Eve not only battles to save Earth but also helps the citizens of Xion. Every decision that players make will shape the narrative, determining whether Eve aids the survivors or not. 

In terms of gameplay, Stellar Blade introduces dynamic action combat, requiring players to master precise timing for deflecting and evading Naytibas attacks, leading to combos and unique skills. The game promises a visually pleasing experience with unique Beta Skills and intense Burst Skills at the player’s disposal. Players will also encounter formidable bosses that elevate the challenge, offering strategic combat encounters distinct from common Naytibas.

Overall, Stellar Blade blends sharp action with stunning visuals and a mature narrative to deliver a unique experience. The game challenges players to master a balanced offense and defense to survive against hordes of enemies. All these actions will allow players to further immerse themselves in the story and understand Eve’s emotions.

The decision to postpone the release of Stellar Blade only implies that Shift Up is taking additional time to ensure that the game is thoroughly prepared and developed to the best possible standard. Fans hold a positive outlook, looking forward that the delayed launch will be worthwhile, and that Stellar Blade will live up to the expectations it has set for itself.

Shemiah Ruina

Shemiah Ruina

Shemiah is a gaming niche writer and an Electronics Engineering graduate at the Technological University of the Philippines. She plays a lot of RPGs and FPS games. She also enjoys watching movies and anime.

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