Stray Blade Gameplay Trailer: What We Know So Far

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During the Xbox Gamescom 2021 Showcase, 505 Games and Point Blank Games revealed the first gameplay trailer for their action-RPG, Stray Blade.

The game was first announced during Gamescom 2019, but since then not a lot of information has come forward. Publisher 505 Games and Developer Point Blank Games are treating yesterday's trailer as the game's official reveal, showing pre-alpha gameplay of what the RPG is shaping up to be.

As described in a recent Xbox blog post, by 505 Games Brand Community Manager, Stephen Takowsky "Stray Blade is an action RPG with intense combat and adventurous exploration. Prepare yourself for evolving environments that alter gameplay to create fresh challenges. Fight to regain your freedom in hyper-responsive combat scenarios, explore ancient ruins for rare crafting materials, and survive glorious battles versus legendary foes."

The game has been described as a brutal, action-RPG with combat reminiscent of Dark Souls. Players will be tasked with exploring the Valley of Acrea, uncovering secrets and restoring peace to a war-torn world. Planned features currently include various crafting and recipes, and a changing world where your in-game decisions affect the environments and lead to new challenges.

When Will Stray Blade Be Released?

Stray Blade is currently scheduled for a 2022 release, and will be coming to Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC. No specific date has been given just yet, but considering the game is currently in pre-Alpha, it might be a while before we get a more concrete release window.

The developers have encouraged fans to take part in upcoming community events to give feedback, suggestions, and earn exclusive rewards that won't be available via other means.