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. Here's all we know so far.
Naraka on PS5 - July 29
A few weeks out from Naraka: Bladepoint's PC release, 24 Entertainment announced the battle royale will release on PS5 and other consoles.
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 in April and will release for PC on August 12. Console release dates haven't been announced at this time.
Naraka: Bladepoint Platforms
Naraka: Bladepoint has released on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. A PS5 version is planned alongside other consoles, though we've not had specific confirmation about which consoles just yet.
Naraka: Bladepoint Trailer
24 released a Naraka gameplay trailer in May 2021:
What Is Naraka: Bladepoint?
Naraka: Bladepoint 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.