Two Closed Betas on the Way
XO19 is all set for today and so are a fair few announcements, but one of these potential announcements was revealed a bit early — it seems that the Microsoft Store let the Bleeding Edge release date slip out.
In Bleeding Edge, pretty much everyone is a mechanically-enhanced butt-kicker with all kinds of cool weapons at their disposal. It's a weird, bombastic game, and more than a few people are looking forward to it. Someone at the Microsoft Store slipped up and published the game's store page earlier than they were supposed to as reported by True Achievements. Now, we know that the Bleeding Edge release date is March 24, 2020.
What's Coming Before the Bleeding Edge Release Date
The Bleeding Edge release date is the big news for sure, but that's not the only thing we learned when the Microsoft Store page leaked. Although it's now offline, Gematsu had the sense to grab all of the relevant information before the page was pulled.
One key thing that was learned was that there will be not one, but two closed beta sessions for this upcoming game. They'll be taking place on the following dates:
- February 14, 2020
- March 13, 2020
As so often happens with these situations, the Bleeding Edge closed beta is only going to be open to players who pre-order the game. They'll get more than access to the closed beta, though — they'll also receive access to the "Punk Pack" which includes the following items:
- Three exclusive fighter skins:
- Punk Rock Niđhöggr
- Butterpunk Buttercup
- Outrider ZeroCool
- Rioter’s Hoverboard
- Make Your Mark in-game Sticker Pack
- Three bonus taunts
Whether you pre-order or don't, you won't have to wait too long to get your hands on Bleeding Edge — it's all set to launch on March 24, 2020.
Will you be picking up this game on the Bleeding Edge release date? What do you think of its overall aesthetic? Let us know in the comments below!