Hello! We’re excited to share a new trailer for Tiger Blade with you! Since we first announced the game in June, we’ve been hard at work fine-tuning combat and movement, and bringing the world of Tiger Blade to life with greater polish and detail in the environments. In addition to showcasing Tiger Blade’s high-octane, highly replayable arcade action, the trailer also reveals the game’s release date: Tiger Blade will debut exclusively on PS VR2 on November 17!
So what can you expect from Tiger Blade when it releases in a few weeks? Intense, fast-paced combat is at the core of the experience, and you’ll quickly switch between your sword and pistol on the fly as you fight in the urban areas of Sewoon (the game’s neo-Korean setting).
During the development of Tiger Blade, we came to refer to the game’s most central mechanic as slash ‘n’ dash. Self-explanatory: you use your sword to slash an enemy or a slash-friendly part of the environment, and then automatically run to the next action point.
It’s not the only method of movement (you’re also armed with a claw that you use to grapple and swing at designated points), but the slash ‘n’ dash is the primary means of moving through each level. We think it’s a winning combination that keeps the action at a stimulating and dynamic pace.
Despite the neat name, Tiger Blade is not fair about the use of your sword. Certain enemies can only be defeated with a firearm, and we’ve made sure that switching between sword and gun is fluid and becomes instinctive very quickly. If an armed enemy manages to fire off a few shots, you can deflect the bullets with your sword before returning fire and taking them down.
The claw completes your toolkit and, if used wisely, can give you an advantage when you find yourself outnumbered and/or outgunned. Certain enemies can be attacked with the claw to quickly slide their weapon directly from their hands into yours, giving you access to superior firepower, such as a shotgun or submachine gun, until they run out of ammo. The claw can also grab a temporary covering, which is used as a shield when raising the left hand, protecting it from bullets or sword blows.
After getting a taste of Tiger Blade’s shootouts, we think anyone familiar with Time Crisis probably won’t be too surprised to learn that there are some fans of Namco’s classic light-armed shooter on the team.
While combat takes center stage, we’re also incredibly proud of the environments that make up the world of Tiger Blade. Based on real Korean locations, you will be chased and hunted through a variety of indoor and outdoor areas, including docks, markets, and alleys. We’ve designed them to be as immersive as possible and continue to add layers of detail and polish the textures, lighting and visuals as we get closer to the finish line of Tiger Blade development.
We can’t wait for you to try Tiger Blade when it arrives on PS VR2 on November 17. Reading about it and watching the trailer is one thing, but putting on the headphones, completely immersing yourself and feeling like a skilled assassin in the heat of the action is something else!