The mysterious game known as Project EVE has been unveiled during today's State of Play as Stellar Blade. We got a beefy gameplay trailer during today's showcase as well. The game looks stunning and sleek, boasting great aesthetic and visceral gameplay.
Korean developer SHIFTUP, the makers of Stellar Blade, was founded in 2013 by Hyung-Tae Kim, an art director and illustrator famous for his successful past works like Blade & Soul and The War of Genesis 3. As of 2020, Shift Up is preparing for new projects to follow, Project NIKKE and Project EVE, going beyond mobile games to the domain of console and PC games as a global multi-platform developer.
More information about the title has been revealed on the official PlayStation Blog. Please see below for a summary:
The meaning of Stellar Blade
The title is a combination of “Stellar,” which signifies stars in Latin, and “Blade,” which defines Eve’s existence. Where the point of that blade will lead you to, that’s entirely up to you.
Mankind’s last remaining city on Earth, Xion
Eve and her comrades land on the surface to reclaim the extinct Earth and cross paths with a survivor named Adam. Eve is then led by Adam to the last surviving city, Xion, where she meets the elder of the town Orcal and is told many stories. In order to serve her mission to save Earth, Eve develops close relationships with the key members of Xion and contributes to rebuilding the city. On a mission to save Earth from the NA:tive, Eve is also faced with helping out the citizens of Xion. Whether you will help the survivors or not, depends purely on your decision as the player.
Action-packed battles against fierce bosses
Stellar Blade introduces action combat that require deflecting and evading the NA:tives’ attack at a precise timing that will also connect to combos and unique skills. Throughout the game, you will arm yourself with unique Beta Skills and intense Burst Skills, which I promise will be pleasing to the eye. Brace yourselves… Bosses’ strengths are on a completely different level compared to the common NA:tives, offering a challenging and strategic combat encounter.
Stellar Blade is coming exclusively to PlayStation 5 sometime in 2023.