With its fast-paced combat, unique setting and style, Phantom Blade 0 offers a twist to the traditional action game.
One of the most unexpected highlights of Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2023 was the first teaser trailer for developer S-Game’s fast-paced samurai RPG titled Phantom Blade 0. While the preview was Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s lengthy gameplay closed PlayStation Showcase could be the highlight of the stream for many viewers, Phantom Blade 0’s distinctive visuals and fast-paced combat helped it stand out even against some of the more popular titles introduced to gamers.
Created by developer S-Game, Phantom Blade 0 is the spiritual successor to the studio’s Phantom Blade mobile game series, which was released only for the Chinese market. In Phantom Blade 0, the player takes on the role of an assassin named Soul who is accused of killing the leader of his former owners, an organization known as “The Order”. The first teaser trailer for the stylish action game shows Soul engaging in battle against a variety of unusual enemies in different settings. The game’s unique visual style not only helps it stand out in a market already flooded with action titles, but it also reflects influences from titles like Sekiro or Nioh that have shaped its development. its.
In a post on the Official PlayStation Blog, S-Game founder and CEO Soulframe Liang gave some insight into the inspiration behind Phantom Blade 0. Liang explained how the creators of the Phantom Blade 0. Phantom Blade 0’s developer gathered from various sources when creating the game, stating that it takes place in a universe with “Chinese Kungfu, intricate machines reminiscent of steampunk style, mystical art and the hot stuff doesn’t quite fit into any of these categories.” The unique samurai title also draws inspiration from the world of cinema, with both the Bruce Lee and John Wick films being cited as inspirations for what Liang describes as the “Kungfupunk” aesthetic of Phantom Blade 0.
The first trailer for Phantom Blade 0 spends most of its time showcasing the battles that players will engage in as they travel through the game’s semi-open world. The protagonist’s soul has been saved from death by the temporary cure of a mystical healer, with only 66 days to discover who really killed the leader of The Order and clear his name. his. Soul will have to fight “powerful enemies and inhuman monstrosities” using Kungfu and a variety of weapons to quickly destroy his enemies. S-Game is building on its history as a developer of mobile games, where control options are limited due to the touchscreen, to ensure that PS5 players will be able to “make real perform complex movement sequences with minimal button presses”.
With stylish, fast-paced combat and creative and eye-catching enemy lineups that even make Black Myth: Wukong’s mythical monsters jealous, Phantom Blade 0 looks set to deliver an experience. Unique action experience. And if S-Game can ensure that the game plays as well as it looks, PS5 gamers will certainly not be able to ignore it when Phantom Blade 0 releases.