After waiting for almost a year, Ninja Theory’s 4v4 brawler is out now on Xbox One, PC, Xbox Play Anywhere and good old Xbox Game Pass. Looking in from the outside, Bleeding Edge might seem like just another hero shooter but it’s so much more than that.
Available right now, Bleeding Edge is more pre-occupied with melee combat and team combos then any other hero based game – Overwatch – on the market. While ranged attacks exist with some characters, you’ll need to utilise your entire teams abilities and skills to takedown enemies.
Bleeding Edge is also less concerned with the amount of kills you can get and is instead more objective driven. You’ll need to work with your team carefully to complete objectives and the game won’t reward you for trying to get solo kills.
As far as we know, there’ll be no micro transactions in the game too. All the unlockables can be obtained in game, which is another nice departure to contemporary multiplayer experiences.
- NO STOPPING US – Synergise with your teammates to become an unstoppable force in the face of your enemies – freeze foes in time, control minds, ride missiles and unleash electrifying guitar solos in exhilarating action combat that rewards technique, timing and teamwork.
- TREACHEROUS TERRAIN – Use your environment to your advantage with deadly arena hazards and gain the upper hand in moments of chaos. Yank opponents into a high voltage electric fence with Buttercup’s saw blade. Charge enemy aggressors into the path of an oncoming train with Makutu’s shoulder barge. Trap careless enemies within Maeve’s magical cage and light a raging fire beneath their very feet.
- MOD YOUR COMBAT, SHOW YOUR STYLE – Power up your fighters’ weapons and abilities from a vast arsenal of cybernetic parts, all earnable through gameplay. Customise your hoverboard mounts to ride with style across the vibrant cyberpunk arenas of Bleeding Edge.
Bleeding Edge is available on the Xbox Store or Steam Page for £24.99. If you want to get the feel of the game before purchasing, Bleeding Edge is also available for Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console at launch, and has some wicked Xbox Play Anywhere capabilities to boot!
Make sure you keep an eye out for our full review of Bleeding Edge on Xbox One. It’ll be coming its way to you real soon.
Team Up. Cause Chaos. Grab your team and tear it up in Bleeding Edge, an electrifying online brawler where every fighter comes mechanically enhanced for mayhem! Choose your fighter from a diverse cast of colourful characters from the edges of society: burn rubber as bold and beautiful Buttercup with her detachable saw blade arms, wreak havoc as Black-Metal rocker Niđhöggr with his electrifying guitar solos or slash up the streets as Daemon, New York’s most wanted assassin.