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Can you master the intense combat of Stray Blade?


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You may think that Stray Blade is mostly focused on the intense combat that it brings, and you’d be right. But as it releases on Xbox, PlayStation and PC, this one takes a swipe at a whole load more too. 

Available right now for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC (Steam, Epic) is Stray Blade. Sold as an exciting indie action adventure from the 505 Games and Point Blank Games teams, this makes the most of new-gen machines, drawing on their power to deliver an all-new, totally fresh approach to combat, building in Metroidvania elements, Soulslike moments and a ton of the most epic of boss fights. 

Stray Blade whisks you off to Acrea the Lost Valley, as you rise from the dead to try and understand the secrets behind a mysterious lost civilisation. With a trusty companion by your side, it’ll be up to you to work through the land you are bound by, taking in an unforgettable adventure full of discovery and secrets. And yes, battling back against multiple foes will be par for the course. 

Stray Blade releases on Xbox, PlayStation and PC with a host of ideas in tow; an ever-changing world at the heart of the action, as well as giving players the opportunity to have full control over their combat situations. With a narrative bringing everything together as one, and boss fights looking to split it apart, how you go about making progression will be up to you. 

Take a look at the key features set to see if Stray Blade is one for you…

  • THE UNTOLD STORY: Embark on an unforgettable journey and discover the story of Acrea and its ancient legacy. Discover the whole history that turned the peaceful valley into a place of war and death. Use this knowledge to destroy the relics of the past and restore peace in the war-torn valley.
  • FULL COMBAT CONTROL: The hyper-responsive combat system allows quick reactions and precise attacks to fully control the flow of battle. It merges strategic anticipation of enemy attacks with split-second blade-to-blade reactions — the High Noon of melee weapon combat.
  • CHANGING WORLD: Change is part of your journey where every victory leaves a mark in the world. Time keeps moving forward even if you die. Revisit the places of former victory and experience the changes you brought to the world. But beware! Your actions will lead to even greater challenges.
  • EXPLORE THE LOST VALLEY: Acrea’s colorful world ranges from overgrown city ruins to frozen caves and winding canyons. Together with your companion, explore the deepest corners of an ever-changing world bristling with adventure. Every discovery holds treasures. Find rare materials, recipes, weapons, lore pieces, and beautiful places.
  • EPIC BOSS FIGHTS: Encounter the God-Kings that ruined the land in the past. Bring their legacy to fall and free the land from the shadows of the old era. Harvest their powers and use them to unravel the mysteries of Acrea. New domains are waiting to be unlocked.
  • PROGRESSION: Both the adventurer and Boji have individual talent trees. The Adventurer is a fighter who gains experience through battle, whereas Boji is a craftsman who increases his experience by finding pieces of ancient lore.

Our full review of Stray Blade on Xbox Series X|S is approaching and we’ll let you know how things play out as soon as we can. Until that time you can grab a copy of the game for yourself on Xbox Series X|S via the Xbox Store for £30.99. It’s on PlayStation 5 and PC too – there is no Xbox One or PlayStation 4 love here. 

Game Description:

Prove yourself in this action-adventure and master intense combat while exploring the ancient ruins of a mysterious civilization. Legends tell of Acrea the Lost Valley, a wild and overgrown place but unmistakably powerful. You found this forgotten land yet died. Time passes, and miraculously you are brought back to life. The price you pay: You are bound to this land. Regain your freedom and embark on the quest of restoring balance in this ravaged and war-torn place guided by your trusty companion, Boji. Explore towering throne rooms of giant god-kings and long-lost cities. As you uncover their secrets, prepare to face even deadlier foes. Get ready to explore a world that is constantly altered by your discoveries and the waging forces! Set off for an unforgettable adventure.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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