Vanquish your foes with a single strike in 1v1 weapon-based fighter Die by the Blade. Dive into a samuraipunk world and wield a range of traditional Japanese weapons to determine your moveset. Outwit your opponent in intense, tactical battles and master the art of the one-hit kill!
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (19) - 63% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (119) - 58% of the 119 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 16, 2024
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About This Game

Die by the Blade is a 1v1 weapons-focused fighter where the difference between victory and death lies in a single strike of the blade. Choose your weapon and character combination freely to define your moveset, then do battle in neon-soaked back alleys and ancient forests. Take up arms and crush your friends in local or online multiplayer, or test your skills against unknown warriors in online ranked matches.

One-Hit Kills

Die by the Blade is a game with no health bars — every strike can mean death.

Victory in these tense, all-or-nothing matches will depend on your ability to read your opponent, parry and avoid their attacks, and exploit their mistakes at a moment’s notice. There is no room for error.

Choose Your Weapon

A true warrior is defined by their mastery of the blade.

Your moveset is determined by your weapon rather than your choice of character. Will you sacrifice your speed for the powerful two-handed nodachi? Or will you overwhelm your enemy with a flurry of strikes from the nimble katana?

Choose your favourite from among a range of diverse characters, or mould them into your ideal warrior through in-depth character and weapon customization features. Each character also features minor stat changes to suit certain playstyles.

Samuraipunk

Die by the Blade is set in a samuraipunk world that fuses traditional Japanese aesthetics with cyberpunk culture.

Fight in the neon-soaked streets of the inner city or among the snowy fields of the Japanese countryside. Don historically inspired armour or kit your character out with a cybernetic mask. Each character and weapon features dozens of components, allowing you to perfectly express your personal style on the battlefield.

Feature List

  • Master the one-hit-kill, parrying, and dodging mechanics to withstand a flurry of blows and cut down your opponents in seconds;
  • Choose from a range of traditional Japanese blades to define your moveset and playstyle;
  • Take on your friends or test your strength against players from around the world with our local and online 1v1 multiplayer;
  • Hone your skills in Practice Mode, battle your way through Tournament Mode, or see where you stand in online Ranked matches;
  • Explore a samuraipunk world through the game’s arenas: battle in the zen-like calm of a traditional Japanese temple or take the fight to the graffitied streets of the city;
  • Make your weapon and warrior your own with in-depth customization features.



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Mature Content Description

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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: 13 GB available space
    • 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 2060RTX, or faster
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: System Requirements subject to change as development continues
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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