What you need to know
- Bleeding Edge is a new IP from Ninja Theory, the team behind Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.
- It is a multiplayer melee brawler.
- You can preorder it today on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) ahead of its March 24th, 2020 release.
During X019 in London, Xbox Game Studios provided a little update on Ninja Theory's new multiplayer IP, Bleeding Edge. It's set to release on March 24 next year and you can preorder it starting today on the Microsoft Store for just $30.
According to its store page, the game will support 4K resolution and Xbox Play Anywhere, which allows players to buy one digital copy and access it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Closed betas for Bleeding Edge are being held in February and March 2020 shortly before its launch.
Those who preorder now will also receive a few in-game bonuses as well, including:
- 3 exclusive fighter skins:
- Rioter's Hoverboard
- Make Your Mark in-game Sticker Pack
- 3 bonus taunts
Mechanically enhanced mayhem
This is the first title that Ninja Theory is developing for Xbox One consoles since Microsoft's acquisition of the studio. It's certainly a departure from Hellblade, but it looks like a lot of fun.
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This game looks so bad. I have no investment in Hellblade or Ninja Theory, I had to look those up to see why people were so disappointed with the developer. I simply saw Bleeding Edge at E3 and was shocked at how bad it looked. I came to get Windows Central's take. The art style, the characters, the gameplay, the premise, everything about Bleeding Edge looks so terrible. I can not watch the trailer without cringing. It looks like a terrible mash-up of all of the worst parts of Suicide Squad, Overwatch, Borderlands, and games that are not fun. I can not understand how there is a chain of professionals who are working day in and day out to ship this game. It's actually sad to think about how much effort is being wasted on development, that could have been used to make something worthwhile. Unbelievable.
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