After The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley teased a mysterious announcement for last night’s show, and during the event viewers got their first look at Naraka: Bladepoint, a new online “unchained” multiplayer title all about bloodlust, vengeance, and pain. Who really wants to live in paradise anyway? Naraka: Bladepoint is developed by 24 Entertainment and published by NetEase and will release sometime in 2020.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 10, 2019
According to the game’s official website, Naraka: Bladepoint features a “plethora of weapons” for fast-paced combat and a grappling hook movement tool to make the beautiful battle arenas multi-dimensional. A “Mask of the Ancient God” absorbs the blood of your enemies as its spilled in “endless slaughter,” signaling a fast and frantic fighting experience that asks players to put their faith in their attacks and evade instead of hold their guard with a block button.
Naraka: Bladepoint‘s official Twitter page states that players will “feel the lust for blood and revenge” in this stylish parkour-inspired ninja sword-based brawler. So far 24 Entertainment featured two fighters, a female ninja in red who looks to have quick evasive moment and a stealth kill mechanic and a male warrior with a flaming broadsword and a rushdown elbow tackle. Both can maneuver at will using their wall running abilities and grappling hooks.
You can check out the gameplay trailer for Naraka: Bladepoint from last night’s Game Awards broadcast below.
24 Entertainment and publisher NetEase are offering a “Forerunner” program for Naraka: Bladepoint. The description reads: “Sword in hand, advance toward the land of legend—a realm in which Soulblooms purportedly flourish. Since time immemorial, the Forerunners have been searching for points about the legendary Morus,” the mysterious world of Naraka: Bladepoint. This early adoption Forerunner program allows players to earn points from quest completion that can be spent on “beta keys, awesome wallpapers, merchandise,” and other as-yet unannounced content.
The bloody Naraka: Bladepoint will be available on PC via Steam in 2020.