At E3 2019, Ninja Theory confirmed it is working on a new 4v4 multiplayer game called Bleeding Edge. The game is billed as a melee combat game. With 12 characters in the launch lineup, Bleeding Edge features three classes to choose from: assassin, support, or tank.
Says Xbox, “Choose your fighter from a diverse cast of colorful characters from the edges of society: burn rubber as bold and beautiful Buttercup with her detachable saw blade arms, wreak havoc as Black-Metal rocker Niđhöggr with his electrifying guitar solos or slash up the streets as Daemon, New York’s most wanted assassin.”
Features include the ability to “synergize with your teammates to become an unstoppable force in the face of your enemies – freeze foes in time, control minds, ride missiles and unleash electrifying guitar solos in exhilarating action combat that rewards technique, timing and teamwork.” You can also “power up your fighters’ weapons and abilities from a vast arsenal of cybernetic parts, all earnable through gameplay.”
While this might seem like quite the departure for Ninja Theory if you only played Hellblade, the studio has actually traditionally made more action-heavy titles. While they’re not necessarily known as a multiplayer company, it’s worth noting that their first game was a 3D fighting party game called Kung Fu Chaos. At that time, though, the studio was known as Just Add Monsters. This is Ninja Theory’s first exclusive for Xbox after Microsoft acquired the studio last year.
Here’s everything else we know about the game:
Bleeding Edge Release Date
Bleeding Edge will release on March 24 for Xbox One. Those who pre-order the game will get access to two closed beta periods on Feb. 14 and March 13.
Bleeding Edge Trailer
Here’s the latest trailer from X019:
Watch the E3 2019 anouncement trailer below:
We’ll bring you more information on this game as soon as it is available.
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