Live by the sword...
Sharpen your blade and get ready to go head to head with fearsome opponents, all masters of their deadly craft. Kwalee has announced that Die by the Blade, the brutal sword fighting game with dynamic one-hit-kill combat mechanics, will be launching on Switch in 2023.
Developed by Grindstone and Triple Hill Interactive, Die by the Blade draws inspiration from legendary titles such as Bushido Blade, Way of the Samurai, and the Dark Souls series. Set in a stunning samurai-punk world, players must choose from a range of traditional Japanese weapons to determine their move set, parry their opponents’ blows with lightning speed, and master the art of the one-hit kill!
Die by the Blade is a 1v1 weapons-focused fighter where the difference between victory and death can amount to a single strike of the blade. Carve your path through this samurai-punk world with nothing but your trusty weapon by your side in the story-driven single-player campaign or crush your friends in local or online multiplayer. Looking for more of a challenge? Test your skills against unknown warriors in online ranked matches and prove that you are the indisputable champion.
In Die by the Blade, there are no health bars, so you can’t afford to let your guard down. The one-hit kill system leaves no room for error. If you want to survive, you’ll need to master the parrying mechanic, memorise the combos for your chosen weapon, and sharpen your reflexes. The victor of any battle could be decided in a matter of seconds, so be prepared for multiple quick bouts against your opponents.
Will you have what it takes to become a master samurai? Or will you fall like countless others before you?