Boreal Blade

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Frozenbyte
Release Date: 2021

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'Boreal Blade' (ALL) Comes to Steam Early Access Later This Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2020 @ 1:45 p.m. PST

Featuring a fluid combat system and the possibility to develop sophisticated fighting techniques and tactics, Boreal Blade offers a fresh challenge for fans of team melee combat!

They have a saying in Norvalg: Fight for a cause worth dying for.

A noble sentiment, but what happens when almost every cause is good enough to die for? Whenever a decision needs to be made – whether it is about heading to war or determining where the cheese should go in a sandwich – fierce Norvalgian warriors gather in their famous debating arenas, pray for strength from their gods and fight until the truth is uncovered. Are you ready to join the battle?

Boreal Blade is a team-based melee fighting game with a focus on player vs player combat and gameplay consisting of both reactive and proactive elements.

The game features various weapon types and three distinctive fighting styles, allowing players to choose between two-handed weapons, a shield and a weapon combo, or long thrusting weapons like spears and pikes. Three armour classes with their strengths and weaknesses are also included to guarantee a varied, everchanging fighting experience.

Boreal Blade is coming to Steam Early Access on November 12, priced at $3.99 / 3.99€ / £2.89 with a two-week 10% launch discount. 

Frozenbyte CEO Lauri Hyvärinen commented: "The Boreal Blade PC beta has been running since late last year, and we've decided to take it to the next phase - Early Access. Boreal Blade has several different game modes, and by doing Early Access we're hoping to get more input on what players find most enjoyable and fun, to figure out exactly what we need to focus on with development, along with general polish and bug fixing before doing a full PC release."

The Early Access version of the game is the full experience with several different game modes, maps and progression. Players will be able to start leveling up by playing matches in order to gain access to additional weapons and armor sets that complement different playstyles, as well as more cosmetic items that can be used to spice up their character's appearance.

Key Features:

  • Reactionary and tactical gameplay: Complete freedom of attack and block direction performed with simple controls, allowing players to concentrate on their battle tactics and series of manoeuvres and to control the flow of the battle.
  • Four game modes: Duel, Team Deathmatch, Boreal Battle and Boreal Claim
  • Four different fighting styles: Hundreds of weapons, shields, pieces of armour and battle items for developing customized fighting styles and battle tactics.
  • Detailed character creation: Create your warrior and choose their equipment, accessories and weapons and customize their appearance with jewellery, facial hair and armour dyes.

Currently available for Nintendo Switch (eShop), Boreal Blade is coming to Steam Early Access on November 12, 2020.

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