There are plenty of superhero games to invest your time into, but we reckon Marvel’s Blade could be something special. Bringing players into the world of Eric Brooks, the iconic day-walking vampire slayer, developer Arkane Lyon is at the helm to give him a faithful adaptation. However, it could be quite some time before we sink our teeth into the purported Xbox title, as new rumors claim Blade it at least 4 years away.
Following the surprise reveal of Marvel’s Blade at The Game Awards, speculation around the game’s content is rife. Much of it pertains to Blade’s supposed Xbox exclusive-status, but you might be wondering when the new Xbox game is actually coming out. Well, according to GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb, Arkane Lyon is reportedly targeting a release date in 2027. During the latest episode of The XboxEra Podcast, Grubb claims that “Arkane’s Blade […] right now, internally, they are expecting that to be sold on store shelves and digitally in 2027. That is the year they are aiming for, for that game.”
That will mark 6 years between Arkane Lyon’s last project, Deathloop, which proved to be a critically acclaimed hit. Taking all the lessons learned on previous titles like the Dishonored franchise, Deathloop tasks players with assassinating multiple targets all in one day, while trying to break a mysterious time loop. It is one of the best PS5 games and best Xbox games you can pick up right now. Though, you might need a pen and paper to figure out the details of the loop itself.
Arkane Lyon is bringing a different spin to Blade, setting the action in Paris, rather than the expected notion of New York City. It’ll be a third-person action-adventure title, and judging by the first look at the game’s art style, Arkane Lyon already has something excellent up its sleeves.
Now, the wait for Marvel’s Blade might seem pretty brutal, but it isn’t all bad. There are other superhero adventure to get invested in, whether you’re a die-hard Marvel fan or DC Comics skeptic. Aside from Marvel’s Blade, if you somehow haven’t played it yet, then of course Spider-Man 2 is the next superhero title you need to pick up. Not only is the game still picking up plenty of accolades, The Loadout’s Spider-Man 2 review is one of the rare instances where we’ve awarded a 10/10 score.
And if you don’t mind waiting a few more weeks, you can look forward to the Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League release date on PS5 and Xbox. Coming from Batman Arkham franchise developer Rocksteady Studios, you’ll be teaming up in a multiplayer Metropolis to banish the forces of Brainiac, and ultimately rid the Earth of a corrupted Justice League.
There are plenty of games to keep you busy until Blade arrives, so don’t forget to check out The Loadout Awards 2023 to see which ones are worth your time.