Stellar Blade director and Shift Up CEO Kim Hyung-tae has revealed that the upcoming action RPG’s main story will take “about 25 hours” to clear, and up to 50 hours to 100% complete. This is great news for PS5 trophy hunters hoping to avoid a drawn-out experience when it comes to the Stellar Blade length.
Speaking in a recent interview with Ruliweb (translated from Korean to English via Google), Kim specifies that you might not even need the full 50 hours to complete everything Eve’s post-apocalyptic adventure has to offer. In fact, you’ll be able to achieve a full clear in just 30 if you’re fleet-footed enough. For us, this is the ideal length for a non-open-world RPG, provided Stellar Blade can achieve everything it sets out to narratively within its proposed run time.
For reference, Stellar Blade will take roughly the same amount of time as Cyberpunk 2077’s base game (as per HowLongToBeat). Kim’s fervor for Yoko Taro’s work is well-documented at this point, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that Shift Up’s best RPG game candidate will take you a similar amount of time as NieR: Automata to battle your way through.
When it comes to Stellar Blade’s content, the 30-50 hours specified (first spotted by ‘Genki’) certainly sounds about right considering all of the side quests and recreational pastimes Eve can partake in as she explores Zion and beyond. Kim recently stated in an IGN Japan interview that this will involve missions that require you to activate certain devices and battle specific enemies – seemingly a hunt-based system that’s similar to what another of this year’s PS5 exclusives, Helldivers 2, is boasting.
Of all of the activities in Stellar Blade, the one we can imagine will take up the most amount of time is fishing. Though we don’t know the extent to which it will feature, it’s a guaranteed time sink for prospective anglers and one which we can see ourselves piling hours into if the system is satisfying enough. For any Genshin Impact players out there, this could be your time to shine.
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