Die by the Blade draws its inspiration from legendary games like 'Bushido Blade', 'Way of the Samurai' and 'Dark Souls'. It aims to blend 1v1 combat with action and a sense of adventure. The one-hit kill system and an emphasis on parry and counters will leave no space for mistakes.
All Reviews:
No user reviews
Release Date:
TBD
Publisher:

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as ignored

Check out the entire Kwalee Ltd franchise on Steam
This game is not yet available on Steam

Planned Release Date: TBD

Interested?
Add to your wishlist and get notified when it becomes available.
Add to your wishlist
 

Discord

About This Game

If you're interested in Die by the Blade, please wishlist and follow us!


Die by the Blade is a 1v1 action fighting game in which you fight for your life against your enemies with various melee weapons. It draws its inspiration from legendary games like 'Bushido Blade', 'Way of the Samurai' and 'Dark Souls'. The one-hit kill system and an emphasis on parry and counters will leave no space for any mistakes. Become a master swordsman and fight to the death with other players in multiplayer or slash through tough AI enemies in single player mode.



• 1 versus 1 local, online and single player sword fighting simulation with realistic combat system inspired by the legendary 'Bushido Blade';
• A one-hit kill mechanic and complex parrying and blocking system;
• Fighting style not tied to selected character, but the weapon you choose;
• Many unique characters to choose;
• Wide range of customization options;
• Various game modes including Practice, Tournament and Ranked online mode;
• Unique "Samurai punk" art style merging tech punk and Japanese-inspired aesthetics.



Die by the Blade does it differently...

Die by the Blade does not use the concept of health points and a health bar. Just as in real life, any hit delivered is painful. The game is built on a realistic battle system that emphasizes weapon positioning to defend yourself. A clean hit to any vital area will result in instant death.

Since every fight in Die by the Blade has a different feel and challenge, you can choose how many lives will be part of the round and then you can easily adapt
the difficulty of each fight for yourself. One to three lives result in high-tension fights that might sometimes be based on luck, and one random win can affect the result of the entire match. Choosing five to seven-life fights makes things a bit more relaxed.



Fighting styles depend on weapon choice. To differentiate between other fighting games, where every character has their own move set and one fixed weapon, Die by the Blade allows any character to use any weapon. You can choose from various weapons, which define the move-set for the character. The type of weapon will impact the 'reach' - the potential for ranged attacks and their speed - so weapons with higher reach will have slower mobility and vice versa.

Table of weapons:
Katana - Medium long sword, the golden mean.
Nodachi - Heavy and long sword meant for servants of the Samurai. Its advantage is its large range and short recovery when compared to the Naginata.
Naginata - Relatively long weapon with a blade attached to the end of a bamboo stick. Has a very large range but the weight of the blade slows down the fighter significantly.
Wakizashi - Two short daggers meant for cutting and stabbing. Thanks to their low weight, they allow for very fast movement but have a very low range.
Jari - Jari is a bamboo spear with a short and narrow blade. It is lighter than the Naginata, but the smaller blade makes close combat far more difficult.
Chokuto - Short sword without a guard, so a bit lighter than the Katana. It allows for stances and attacks with one hand.



Before entering the arena, you can pick one of our ten playable characters to fight with. Every one of them has its own unique background story, so choose the one who you identify with the most and use our wide range of customization options.



Our goal is to create a good balance between traditional and modern art direction, with a blend of medieval backgrounds or characters with a 'Sengoku' design and current, postmodern design. We are also aiming to mimic the old 'Bushido Blade' game's atmosphere and blend it with a more modern take.


Explore the ruthless world of Die by the Blade by joining one of its factions and completing simple quests in our Lore mini-game. Check out https://www.dbtbgame.com/ for more information!


We really appreciate your ideas and feedback! Please join our Discord channel and follow us on social media.

https://discord.gg/RDrgYrb
instagram.com/dbtbgame
facebook.com/dbtbgame
twitter.com/dbtbgame
https://www.dbtbgame.com/

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Game displays close and detailed gore against humans

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7,8, 10 64bit
    • Processor: x86 2GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 960GTX, or faster
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • Additional Notes: System Requirements subject to change as development continues
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: x86 3GHz+ quad thread
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 1060GTX, or faster
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • Additional Notes: System Requirements subject to change as development continues

More from Kwalee Ltd

There are no reviews for this product

You can write your own review for this product to share your experience with the community. Use the area above the purchase buttons on this page to write your review.