When is the Stellar Blade release date? Developer Shift Up impressed back in 2021 when it debuted the first trailer for the game, which was at the time known simply as Project EVE. But now, that game has a name and it is Stellar Blade, and has also earned the backing of Sony with the company publishing it on PS5. But, when can you begin obliterating NA:tives like nobody’s business?
We’re hoping when the game finally arrives on the current-gen console, that it will be worthy of a spot on our best PS5 games list. However, for now, we’re simply waiting to play Stellar Blade, and here’s when you can expect it to finally arrive.
Stellar Blade release date window
The Stellar Blade release date is currently set for some time in 2023, with PlayStation announcing the launch window with a new trailer in a State of Play in 2022. We expect to hear more about the upcoming game in a State of Play this year.
Since the release date window was revealed, news regarding the game has been scarce. However, there has been no information regarding a delay or development being behind schedule, so hopefully, it should launch in late 2023.
Stellar Blade story
Stellar Blade is set in Xion, the last city on Earth, and when Eve and her comrades land on the planet they cross paths with Adam and the Elder of Xion, Orcal.
To fulfill her mission to save Earth, Eve develops a close relationship with the key figureheads of Xion and focuses on rebuilding the city. But, it appears that you will also have some agency over your decisions. For example, a PlayStation Blog post says that you can choose to help the citizens of Xion or not.
You can see some glimpses of Xion and the characters in the game below in the trailer from the September 2022 State of Play:
Stellar Blade gameplay
The trailer above showed off a good chunk of Stellar Blade’s gameplay, but we saw a lot more of it from the gameplay trailer at Sony’s September 2021 PlayStation Showcase, back when it was known as Project Eve.
However, some extra details from Shift Up reveal that the game focuses on these one-on-one fights against NA:tives where you will have to dodge and evade attacks, master timing, and utilize skills and combos.
A variety of beta skills and burst skills can be used to deal higher damage and the visual effects will match the power, which can be seen in both gameplay trailers that really show off just how impressive the game looks.
That’s everything we know about the Stellar Blade release date right now, but considering PlayStation is backing the upcoming title, we’re hoping it must be good. So, while you wait for the Stellar Blade, check out some of the best games of all time that you can play right now.