Die by the Blade Revives One-Hit Samurai Fighting Games

Published: August 28, 2020 3:11 PM /


Die by the Blade reveal cover

The Future Games Show opened with some kickin' Japanese music and a man standing in front of a torii gate holding a bloodied katana. This was the reveal for Die by the Blade, a brand-new game from Triple Hill that is coming to Kickstarter soon.

Once this quick teaser (and an introduction from Future Game Show hosts Debi Mae West and David Hayter) was done, we got an introduction to the game from Triple Hill's Studio Director Peter Adamondy. This new game will merge historical Japanese aesthetics with the modern era in an intense fighting game where players can die from just a single mistake.

Check out the Die by the Blade Future Games Show Presentation to get a first look at some gameplay!

In short: Die by the Blade is a spiritual successor to Bushido Blade and a new generation of gamers will soon learn some harsh and bloody lessons from fighting game veterans.

If you've never had the privilege of playing Bushido Blade, it basically looked like this but with janky PlayStation 1 graphics. Players had to dodge and parry incoming attacks while looking for an opening in their opponent's defense to strike a critical blow. This kind of gameplay is a ton of fun and it looks like the developers have a good understanding of how to bring that to life in the modern era.

"You have this feeling of fear when you fight for your life, that you can die anytime by just a single mistake," Adamondy said. "But you also can kill your opponent if he does just one mistake. Fights are short and extremely, extremely intense and we're trying to build into the player experience."

Die by the Blade reveal slice

When is the Die by the Blade Kickstarter Launch?

Unfortunately, we don't yet know when Die by the Blade is coming to Kickstarter. However, you can go to the game's official website dbtbgame.com and sign up to be notified when the crowdfunding campaign launches.

You'll be able to back this game on Kickstarter sometime soon; for now, you can follow the game on Twitter.

What do you think of Die by the Blade? Are you excited to see a spiritual successor to Bushido Blade? Let us know in the comments below!

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