During today’s PlayStation showcase, Phantom Blade 0 has been announced from Chinese studio S-Game.
The hack ‘n slash title is a new entry in the Phantom Blade series, with the first entry in the series being a side-scrolling mobile title. The game was revealed through an announcement and gameplay trailer. We’ve included the trailer that debuted during Sony’s showcase below:
We were quite impressed by the visuals and combat in the trailer and can’t wait to learn more about this title.
According to the trailer’s description, we’re looking at a “new Action RPG featuring deep and dark art style, fast-paced combat, and a fictitious world blending Chinese martial arts and steampunk! In the upcoming title, players will take on the role of the Dark Raider exiled by “the Order” while they embark on the path of vengeance. On the PlayStation Blog, the studio behind the upcoming title provided some additional details, including its setting, and more.
Phantom World, the universe in which the game is set, is a place where many kinds of powers converge. Here you’ll find Chinese Kung Fu, intricate machines reminiscent of steampunk, arts of the occult, and other intriguing elements that don’t quite fit into any of these categories.
In Phantom Blade Zero, you play as Soul, an elite assassin serving an elusive but powerful organization known simply as “The Order.” Soul is framed for the murder of The Order’s patriarch, gravely injured in the ensuing manhunt, and, though his life is saved by a mystic healer, the makeshift cure will only last for 66 days. Now, he must fight against powerful foes and inhuman monstrosities, all while seeking out the mastermind behind it all before his time runs out.
We’ll update you as soon as more information about this interesting-looking title comes in. For some great-looking game art, we suggest checking out the Cruel Man Studio’s website here.