Stellar Blade Combat Is A Mix Of Bayonetta, Sekiro, & Fallen Order

The game will start as a linear adventure before transitioning into a semi-open world.

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  • Stellar Blade gameplay is a mix of Bayonetta, Sekiro, and Fallen Order.
  • It will start as a linear experience, eventually transitioning into a semi-open world.
  • The game will feature three modes: Performance, Resolution, and Balanced.

Upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive, Stellar Blade, will feature combat that’s a mixture of Bayonetta, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Speaking to the German outlet Play3, ShiftUp revealed several interesting details about its project beyond its gameplay inspirations.

NieR:Automata was a very important game that inspired the development of Stellar Blade for our developers who worked on the game and it was a big help. But if you compare the combat to games other than NieR, then we might be somewhere between Bayonetta, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, or Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. That might make it more understandable when you think about the fight.”

Moving on, the creators of Stellar Blade have pointed out that players must pay attention, understand, and memorize enemy patterns instead of mashing buttons. Combined with its high-speed gameplay, comparing it with the likes of Bayonetta and Sekiro seems to make more sense.

Eve from Stellar Blade
Eve from Stellar Blade

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Furthermore, the game will kick things off as a linear adventure. As you progress through the story and reach the city of “Xion,” it will transition into a semi-open world. Linear games or sections aren’t inherently bad but execution matters a lot when crafting such experiences. 

Lastly, players will be able to experience Eve’s adventure in three different modes. Performance mode will allow you to run the game at 60 FPS. Resolution mode will kick it up to 4K presumably without sacrificing FPS. The interview states, “The game was created in 60 FPS, so the performance mode allows you to experience very smooth action, even in 4K.” Keep in mind that this is a Google translation of the original text.

Presumably, you'll be able to experience the game at 4K with 60 FPS.
Presumably, you’ll be able to experience the game at 4K with 60 FPS.

ShiftUp has continued to provide information that appears to have resonated with the players, raising anticipation for the game. Previously, the director stated that players would be able to unlock all extra content by just playing. Beyond that, the devs also believe in the importance of single-player games with a definitive ending.

Stellar Blade launches exclusively for the PlayStation 5 on April 26, 2024.

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