24 Entertainment’s long-anticipated Naraka Bladepoint is almost here.
Billed as a new kind of battle royale, Naraka Bladepoint emphasizes using the environment and lines of sight to your advantage.
Unlike other battle royale games with a modern or fantasy setting, Naraka takes place in a pseudo-samurai world where you’re tasked with creating a near-endless supply of blood for the ancient gods.
Naraka will feature at E3 2021, so while we don’t know too much about it just yet, that’s going to change soon.
Here's all we know so far.
Netease Montreal To Publish - June 15
In a new press release, it was confirmed that Netease's new Montreal studio will be publishing Naraka: Bladepoint.
Here's what 24 Entertainment had to say:
NetEase Games Montréal is a newly established studio in Quebec, Canada; where considered to be the hub of Canada’s video game industry. It is composed of industry heavyweights who have worked on huge titles at top studios all around the world. They have already provided invaluable support during NARAKA: BLADEPOINT’s development, helping the game reach a worldwide audience for its global launch this summer. They will be the publisher of NARAKA for its global launch. With the collaboration of NetEase Games Montreal, 24 Entertainment aims to serve and support NARAKA players across the globe.
Naraka Bladepoint Release Date
Naraka Bladepoint hosted an early access beta, though we don't have a full release date yet.
We expect that to change during E3.
Naraka Bladepoint Platforms
Naraka will release on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, PS4 and PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S
Naraka Bladepoint Trailer
24 released a Naraka gameplay trailer in May 2021:
What Is Naraka Bladepoint?
Naraka pits 60 people together in a battle for supremacy.
However, it's not the usual battle royale setup.
Naraka encourages exploration and wants you to feel capable of dying and trying again, so it has a revival system.
Movement and experimenting with equipment is key to victory, and 24 wants players to feel as if they're "unchained."
Early access previews also mentioned bots in matches, though the development team didn't say how often bots take the place of real players.