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Naraka: Bladepoint

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: 24 Entertainment
Release Date: Aug. 12, 2021

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'Naraka: Bladepoint' Plans World Champions Esports Event Next Year, With A $1.5 million Prize Pool

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2021 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT

Naraka: Bladepoint is a free multiplayer action game that offers close-range action set on the mysterious Eastern region called Morus.

Naraka: Bladepoint is a 60-player unchained multiplayer combat title that features a boundless movement system that allows players to climb, hang, and even parkour. With an aim-at-whatever-you-want grappling hook and a sophisticated yet beginner-friendly combat system involving accessible block & parry mechanics, Naraka: Bladepoint is designed to provide a brand-new experience of melee combat and world exploration.

Integrating Eastern aesthetics and philosophy, Naraka: Bladepoint presents a forsaken realm of splendid landscapes as well as inexplicable enigmas.

24 Entertainment announced the inaugural Naraka: Bladepoint World Championship (NBWC) will be held early next year in a yet unannounced location. The NBWC will be the first official offline tournament that will pit the world’s best Trios teams against each other for the glory of their regions and the lion share of the $1.5 million prize pool.

Forerunners from all servers (China, Europe, North America, South East Asia and Asia) have the chance to qualify through one of Naraka: Bladepoint’s official tournaments. These include the Morus Cup for North America, the SEA Celestra cup and more for chances to qualify for players EU, Japan, Korea, and HMT regions will be announced soon.

Only the best will be able to get an invite to the NBWC where they will play against other champions in the world. Ultimately, there can only be one team on top - and be crowned the Naraka: Bladepoint World Champions.

24 Entertainment will be able to share the official location of the tournament later.

Key Features:

  • Unchained action combat system: super free map interaction + grappling hook
    • Switch between 10+ weapons to customize your killings
    • Melee combat meets Battle Royale
    • Vertical map design
    • Resurrection system
    • Interactive map design allows you to roam Morus Island with freedom. Walk every path, reach every place, and eliminate every opponent.
    • Every player is equipped with a grappling hook that can be aimed at anyone, anywhere...
      • Assault: Zip through obstacles to pounce on your target
      • Ambush: Hide in the darkness and surprise your targets with deadly long-range takedowns
      • Avoid: Escape from battles in a flash with a well-aimed grappling hook maneuver
  • Unique block & parry mechanics: No defense or block button
  • Stunning Eastern art style
    • Six deadly charming characters
    • There is only fighting, death or life. Only one can remain.
    • Remains of behemoths, deserted townships, enigmatic temples
    • Explore a vast, mysterious battlefield

Currently available for PC (Steam), Naraka: Bladepoint is coming to PS5 and other unspecified consoles.

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