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Stellar Blade demo arrives on PS5 very soon (for real this time)

After it leaked earlier this month, the Stellar Blade demo has now been officially announced, giving you your first hands-on with the promising PS5 action RPG.

Stellar Blade demo release date PS5: A diagonally split image with a close-up of Eve on the left side, looking over her shoulder slightly, while on the right is Eve standing with her weapons at the ready, facing off against a monster.

Stellar Blade is set to be one of the most visually-impressive PS5 games of the year – and that’s saying something following Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. However, after the hastily-removed Stellar Blade demo was mistakenly revealed and released well ahead of time, we also know it plays just as good as it looks. Today’s your lucky day though as developer Shift Up has revealed that the full Stellar Blade demo will be available from Friday, March 29, 2024 at 7am PDT / 10am EDT / 2pm GMT.

With stunning graphics and blazingly fast action, Stellar Blade is shaping up to be one of the best PS5 games of 2024, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most anticipated new PS5 games on the way. And thanks to this demo, you’ll be able to get your hands on it for yourself very soon.

The Stellar Blade demo begins at the very beginning of the game, as Eve arrives on a post-apocalyptic Earth to reclaim it from the ferocious Naytiba. You will be able to complete the opening stages, including the tutorial, as you explore the city of Eidos 7 and take the fight to the first of Stellar Blade’s bosses.

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While it’s only a snippet of the full run-time of Stellar Blade’s length, this means you get to experience a bit of almost everything the PS5 exclusive has to offer, including finding new outfits like the controversial Skin Suit. Nevertheless, you’ll get to hack ‘n’ slash your way through countless foes and even a boss, enjoying the silky smooth 60fps action and haptics if you’re using the DualSense – the best PS5 controller.

Even better, however, is that all your progress in the demo will carry over to the full game once the Stellar Blade release date arrives in April. That means you’ll be able to skip the opening section and kick off right where the demo ends. Although your skills could be a little rusty by then.

As mentioned, the official confirmation and release of the Stellar Blade demo comes off the back of it mistakenly going live ahead of time earlier this month. This means that some lucky players have already had the chance to blast through the available content before it was quickly taken down from the PS Store.

So, while you wait for the Stellar Blade demo to arrive, why not find out all you can about the promising Souls-meets-Bayonetta RPG game? For example, you can read up on the fact that there are no paid cosmetics, despite there being a large number of skins for Eve, or how PS5 is the “dream” platform for the developer – although, Xbox almost had it too.