Stellar Blade descends on April 26 for PlayStation 5
Developer Shift Up has announced that their long-awaited action RPG Stellar Blade is launching on April 26 for PlayStation 5 as part of the January 2024 State of Play event. Updates on the title have remained silent for awhile and the last showing for it was back at the September 2022 State of Play when they officially retitled Project Eve as Stellar Blade.
The brand new 6-minute Stellar Blade trailer features a lot of gameplay footage showing off its systems and mechanics. Players control Eve as she fights against a mysterious enemy called the Naytiba in a post-apocalyptic Earth. Two new companions, Adam and Lily, were introduced, as well. An underground city, Xion, serves as the player's base of operations.
As people play through Stellar Blade, they can enhance Eve through cooking consumable items, unlocking more of her skill tree, and upgrading equipment. The trailer showcases many customizable options to switch up Eve's outfit and hairstyle.
Watch all of the new Stellar Blade footage down below, along with new details on the PlayStation Blog shared by Hyung Tae Kim, Director of Stellar Blade.
Greetings. This is Hyung Tae Kim, Director of Stellar Blade. After a long wait, I am pleased to present to you our new gameplay trailer.
This trailer features much of the content that you can experience firsthand in the game and is also designed to give you an understanding of the game’s mechanics and how the scenario unfolds, including its core combat.
I am also ecstatic to make this announcement of the game’s release date, coming to PS5 on April 26, 2024 with preorders available from February 7, 2024.
The story of Eve’s journey
Stellar Blade follows the journey of Eve, a warrior who descends from an off-world Colony to defeat the Naytibas, humanity’s enemy that suddenly emerged on Earth. The Naytibas appear to be attacking the human race at the will of a higher entity composed of Alpha and an Elder, but no one really knows about their origin.
The protagonist, Eve, finds herself in a devastated world where she meets Adam, a survivor left on Earth, and Lily, a member of a previous airborne squad. Together they join forces in battle against the Naytibas. Along the way, Eve’s party works with the surviving citizens gathered in the last human city, Xion.
The world of Stellar Blade
Xion is connected to a semi-open world region called the Wasteland and the Great Desert, which harbor many secrets. You get to cross paths with many different people and go on adventures in these vast fields to fulfill Eve’s goals while also helping the citizens of Xion. One of the missions involves gathering Hyper Cells, which are a massive source of energy sustaining Xion. These cells lie dormant throughout the fields, and Eve retrieves these Hyper Cells to turn Xion back to its original glory. This leads her to meet more characters along the way.
Throughout her adventures, you will pick up items like Exospines or Gears as well as acquire SP EXP which unlocks powerful skills. You can also acquire various cosmetics, such as costumes, accessories, and hairstyles.
Players will hear a wide of variety of music while exploring in Stellar Blade. From relaxing tunes at the camp to music that captures the poignancy of a ruined city. Almost all the songs have choruses and vocals, which will immerse you into the world of Stellar Blade.
In addition to our launch date, we are excited to share your options for experiencing Stellar Blade. Pre-orders will open on February 7 at all participating retailers, PlayStation Store, and direct.playstation.com. Preorders will go live at 10am EST / 7am PST in the U.S.on February 7. Players who preorder any version of Stellar will receive an early unlock of Planet Diving Suit for Eve, Classic Round Glasses for Eve and Ear Armor Earrings for Eve.
Get your hands on the standard edition of Stellar Blade for $69.99 / £69.99/ €79.99/ ¥8,980 MSRP. There will also be a Digital Deluxe Edition of the game.
The Digital Deluxe edition of Stellar Blade ($79.99 / £79.99/ €89.99/ ¥9,980 MSRP) will include the game, all the preorder incentives, as well as Stargazer Suit for Eve, Stargazer Wear for Adam, Stargazer Coat for Lily, Half-Rim Glasses for Eve, Quadruple Rectangle Earrings for Eve, Stargazer Pack for the Drone, 2,000 SP EXP and 5,000 Gold in-game currency to help you on your quest to reclaim Earth.