The hack ‘n slash motion fighter Project Eve, first unveiled again in 2019, has a brand new identify and a launch 12 months. It’s now referred to as Stellar Blade and will likely be a PS5 console unique (learn: it’s going to in all probability come to PC, too). Sony aired a brand new trailer throughout at this time’s State of Play that confirmed a pleasant chunk of fight.

We obtained our first good take a look at Stellar Blade final 12 months throughout one other PlayStation showcase. That trailer largely confirmed off the melee facet of its fight system that jogs my memory lots of a Platinum game, however at this time’s showcase targeted on the weapons: arm-mounted machineguns and railguns, to be actual. It seems to be like between sword combos, gamers can take goal at any time to pelt enemies with bullets, too. It’s good to cowl all of your bases when preventing 15-foot ogres with two lava balls for palms.

The trailer additionally touches on story, which remains to be a bit obscure however appears to begin with a crew of sci-fi warriors making an attempt to save lots of a forgotten metropolis buried beneath a post-apocalyptic wasteland. There can also be some generational future stuff happening with the protagonist—to be trustworthy, I used to be extra enthralled by the man with a large spinning chainsaw wheel for a head.

The gameplay snippets already look cool, however what Stellar Blade actually has going for it’s being very, very fairly. Makes sense—this is likely one of the first PS5 console exclusives that’ll actually get to stretch its legs by leaving the PS4 behind. Stellar Blade is being made by Shift Up Corporation, a Korean outfit that is actively recruiting builders for the game. It’s due out someday in 2023.