Phantom Blade Zero Reveal Shows Off Sword-bearing Flair

Posted on May 25, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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This Wednesday, the scheduled PlayStation Showcase featured some exciting reveals. Part of that is the upcoming schedule of first-party releases. This includes the upcoming competitive heist shooter Fairgame$ from Jade Raymond’s Haven Studios. The same can also be said for Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 which features the first look at antagonist Kraven the Hunter & the iconic symbiote suit for the starring webhead.

Additionally, the presentation also gave spotlight to a number of impressive third-party titles too. This list includes the likes of Alan Wake II, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Marathon, Ghostrunner II, and Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg of other great games that got its time during the showcase.

In the midst of the Sony-held livestream, China-based developer S-Game featured its next title, Phantom Blade Zero. You can watch the trailer in the video below:

“Phantom World, the universe that the game is set in, is a universe where many kinds of powers converge. You’ll find Chinese Kungfu, intricate machines reminiscent of steampunk, arts of the occult, and intriguing stuff that doesn’t quite fit into any of these categories,” S-Game founder Soulframe Liang writes. The game actually stems from the studio’s Phantom Blade series which originated on smart phones.

“In Phantom Blade Zero, you’re Soul, an elite assassin serving an elusive but powerful organization known simply as “The Order”. He was framed for the murder of The Order’s patriarch and gravely injured in the manhunt that ensued. A mystic healer managed to save him from death, but makeshift cure only lasts for 66 days. He must find out the mastermind behind it all before his time runs out, against powerful foes and inhuman monstrosities.

“From Louis Cha’s Wuxia stories to Bruce Lee’s movies, and Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Donnie Yen in John Wick: Chapter 4, Kungfu in pop culture is constantly evolving, but always awesome! With Phantom Blade Zero, we are adding a new twist to the formula, a heavy dose of punk spirit, alongside with stylish visuals. We call this overall art direction ‘Kungfupunk.”

What has you most excited for Phantom Blade Zero?

Phantom Blade Zero is listed for PlayStation 5 & PC.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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