If you enjoyed the last beta for Naraka: Bladepoint, you’re in for a treat. Chinese publisher NetEase Games and developer 24 Entertainment just announced the Naraka: Bladepoint release date, and it’s August 12.
In Naraka: Bladepoint, 60 players are dropped onto a map, and instead of searching for an assault rifle or grenades, you rely on your skills as a martial artist. Parkour and mobility are some of your strongest weapons, as the map allows for more vertical movement than you might expect. The grappling hook doesn’t hurt, either.
Players who are into melee combat can get into the action with a variety of blades, but if you want to keep your distance, you have options too. Long-range weapons like the bow, musket, and flamebringer give players a chance to hit enemies from afar.
Players got to have a taste of this gameplay back in March, when 24 Entertainment hosted an open beta. If you missed out, no worries — another one is coming soon. This “Final Beta” starts on Wednesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. PDT, and it runs for nearly an entire week.
If you want to jump into the game with friends, you can purchase a three-game bundle on the game’s website, which comes with a small discount to save you some money. Those who pre-order get exclusive access to a new hero named Yoto Hime, along with an exclusive skin for Tarka Ji.