What you need to know

  • Ninja Theory was recently acquired by Microsoft to boost its first-party lineup.
  • The team has worked on Hellblade and other acclaimed titles in the past.
  • It looks like its next project is called "Bleeding Edge."
  • According to an alleged leaked trailer, it's an online melee action game.

A few weeks ago, rumors started to fly around that Ninja Theory — a recent Xbox Game Studios acquisition — was working on a new melee game called "Bleeding Edge." While details were scarce, it appeared to feature an online component where teams of four players battled each other in tight arenas. The game should be revealed during Microsoft's media briefing on June 9, but it may have been confirmed through a leaked trailer.

Today, an outlet named "Xboxer" posted a rather interesting trailer on its website. The video showcases Bleeding Edge, an online four vs. four melee game, which features a lot of quirky characters like Gizmo. The aesthetic reminded us of Overwatch more than anything else. The production values seem top-notch, and given the clarity of the trailer and what it would take to fake a video like this, it may be genuine.

As with any such leak, take it with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation. We should know for sure in a day. Microsoft doesn't comment on rumors and speculation, so we probably won't get a confirmation before the event. The trailer also stated that a Technical Alpha test was going to take place on June 27.

Bleeding Edge seems like a game that's ideal for Xbox Game Pass. Many gamers probably won't buy it outright due to its alleged online-only nature, but they may try it if it's part of the subscription.

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