A follow-up to Phantom Blade Zero, S-GAME’s sword-swinging, side-scrolling Phantom Blade: Executioners is looking sharp.
Don’t judge a book…
So first of all, we were under the impression that Phantom Blade: Executioners was a side-scrolling action game. And while it kind of is that, it’s also got some role-playing elements mixed in for good measure, plus it’s awash in an aesthetic that developer S-GAME calls “kung-fu punk”.
The game was first revealed at the PlayStation Showcase earlier this year, and if you’ve yet to see it in motion, it’s a stunner. Check out the brand new trailer below for a peek at what’s in store when you’ll be able to get your hands on Phantom Blade: Executioners later this year.
As a member of the Order, players must use their Wuxia-infused mastery of martial arts to annihilate human hosts transmogrified by forbidden Sha-Chi engineering techniques. Players must time moves perfectly to perform dynamic skill chain-based combos with a touch of a button. Earn Phantom bonuses throughout the course of the game and stack them on character skills to maximize damage and enhance martial art skills. When the battle is over, pick up valuable equipment to be used in the next fray. Mix and match gear however desired, then head to the procedurally-generated Purge Dungeons for a chance to earn highly coveted Sin Gears.S-GAME press release
As you can see there, the free-to-play title launches on November 2nd, 2023, so it’s coming up pretty fast. You’ll be able to download a copy for PlayStation consoles, but also for the PC via the Epic Game Store, and mobile devices.
That’s right, taking another step into the console/PC realm, compatible iOS and Android handsets will get the game at launch.