Today, Frozenbyte revealed their latest title Boreal Blade, a team-based melee fighting game which will be out today on the Nintendo Switch, with a later release on PC. Along with the Nintendo Switch release, there will also be a free demo (out for both systems with the Switch version out now), and a Steam Closed Beta for PC players. Interestingly, those playing either the demo or the regular game are compatible with each other, meaning that they can both play together online.
Boreal Blade allow players ‘complete freedom’ in both attacking and block, allowing players to perform complex maneuvers and shift the tide of battle. Players will have hundreds of different ways to change their attacks, giving them multiple ways in order to find their preferred fighting style.
The game includes four different modes, with players able to fight in Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, and Boreal Battle and Boreal Claim. Boreal Claim has two teams taking turns attacking or defending a banner, while Deathmatch ends at whoever earns 20 kills.
The demo will include the tutorial, the training hall, and the Yggslatr map, and demo players can join games that are hosted by other players. However, those who play the demo will only be able to use the default armor and weaponry, along with any additional items or armaments that can be found on the ground.
Those who own the game will be a create their own warrior and choose their own equipment, accessories, weapons, and change their overall appearance, which includes jewellery, facial hair, and armor dies.
Boreal Blade is releasing on the Nintendo Switch today for $19.99, with a release also coming to Steam later this year. There is also a Discord, where players can join the Steam Closed Beta if they join the game’s official discord channel.
What do you think of this news? Are you going to give Boreal Blade a try? Do you think it has a shot at taking Mordhau’s market share? Let us know in the comments!