Phantom Blade Zero, a brand new action RPG from S-Game, has been announced for PS5 and PC at today’s PlayStation Showcase. This comes along with an action-packed trailer that promises to deliver some fast-paced thrills. The game will feature a Chinese steampunk setting as you go off on a quest for vengeance. In addition, there will be a semi-open world to explore.
Interstingly, the Phantom Blade Zero originates from a series of indie games originally called Rainblood. It looks like the developer has come a long way since then! There is no release date as of writing, but players will be able to pick it up on PlayStation 5 and PC. Be sure to check out our coverage of the PlayStation Showcase!
More Details on Phantom Blade Zero
Here is a description of the game from Soulframe Liang on PlayStation.Blog:
Phantom World, the universe that the game is set in, is a universe where many kinds of powers converge. You’ll find Chinese Kungfu, intricate machines reminiscent of steampunk, arts of the occult, and intriguing stuff that doesn’t quite fit into any of these categories.
In Phantom Blade Zero, you’re Soul, an elite assassin serving an elusive but powerful organization known simply as “The Order”. He was framed for the murder of The Order’s patriarch and gravely injured in the manhunt that ensued. A mystic healer managed to save him from death, but makeshift cure only lasts for 66 days. He must find out the mastermind behind it all before his time runs out, against powerful foes and inhuman monstrosities.
From Louis Cha’s Wuxia stories to Bruce Lee’s movies, and Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Donnie Yen in John Wick: Chapter 4, Kungfu in pop culture is constantly evolving, but always awesome! With Phantom Blade Zero, we are adding a new twist to the formula, a heavy dose of punk spirit, alongside with stylish visuals. We call this overall art direction “Kungfupunk”.