Surprise! Frozenbyte has revealed its latest game headed to Nintendo Switch and we really don't have long to wait until we can check it out. Boreal Blade is launching today.
Boreal Blade is a team-based melee fighting game said to offer "a fluid combat system and the possibility to develop sophisticated fighting techniques and tactics". It focuses on player vs player combat and gameplay consisting of both reactive and proactive elements, with various weapon types and three distinctive fighting styles available to try out. Here's some PR to tell you a little more:
"Boreal Blade strikes an excellent balance between realism and gameplay. The game turns away from the rock-paper-scissors approach where weapons and shields matter only when the player presses the corresponding button to use them for attacking or blocking. Actually, there is no block button at all, but the passive blocking featured in the game allows players to block attacks by simply positioning themselves wisely and timing their attacks with care.
Pre-determined attack key combinations and complex counter moves have been abandoned in favour of the beautiful simplicity of only a single attack button - and hundreds of ways to variate every attack. Players can move their weapon and character around freely, turning an attack into a block - and back to another attack just in a blink of an eye. Strikes and blocks meld into a seamless continuity.
Weapon movement feels very natural, allowing players to create and modify their signature moves and distinctive fighting styles. More seasoned warriors can spice up their game with dodges, sprints, blocks, powered attacks, feint attacks and weapon throws to confuse opponents and make the battle more unpredictable and exciting."
You'll find the game waiting for you later today on the Switch eShop for $19.99 / 19.99€ / £17.99, but if you'd rather try it before you buy, a free demo is also landing at the very same time.
Will you be checking this one out today? Let us know whether you'll be giving the demo a try or heading straight in for the full game with a comment below.