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Is Marvel’s Blade coming to PlayStation 5? We may have answers

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Dishonored 2 and Deathloop developer Arkane Lyon has announced its new game project Marvel’s Blade, but is still mum on the game’s planned release date and platforms, including whether it will come to PlayStation 5.

Arkane and Bethesda working on a Marvel game was a well-guarded secret in the industry. Some faint speculation arose from hints dropped by Shpeshal Nick of the Xbox Era podcast suggesting Bethesda’s involvement in an “undisclosed Disney project.” But it was unclear if name dropping Disney meant it would be a Star Wars game, a Marvel game, or something else entirely. It was also unclear which Bethesda studio was going to handle the project.

The Game Awards 2023 brought an end to the anticipation surrounding this undisclosed project and revealed that Arkane Lyon, a branch of Bethesda’s Arkane Studios, is working on a new Marvel IP game. Though details on release date and supported platforms remain scarce, preliminary information provides a glimpse into the developing title’s gameplay and overall experience.

Is Marvel’s Blade game single-player or multiplayer?

Marvel’s Blade is confirmed to be a mature, third-person, single-player game.

“In Marvel’s Blade, Eric Brooks is the legendary Daywalker, half-man, half-vampire torn between the warm society of the living and the rushing power of the undead.” reads the description of the Youtube trailer, while mentioning that the game will be a third-person single-player game set in Paris.

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The trailer shown at The Game Awards 2023 did not reveal any gameplay footage, but making a third-person action game is a notable shift for Arkane Lyon. The developer is traditionally known for its first-person experiences. The Dishonored series only featured first-person games, and Deathloop was also primarily a single-player first-person game, though it had a small multiplayer component where players could invade other players’ playthroughs and interfere with their story progress.

It seems that the studio is now going back to strictly making single-player games again. Marvel’s Blade is also expected to use the Void Engine, previously used to create the Dishonored series and Deathloop.

Is Marvel’s Blade an Xbox exclusive?

There is no word yet on whether Marvel’s Blade will be exclusive to Xbox Series X/S, or if it will show up on PC and PlayStation 5 as well.

The possibility of releasing Marvel’s Blade exclusively on Xbox Series X/S and PC is suggested by Arkane Lyon now being owned by Microsoft through the acquisition of Lyon’s parent company Zenimax Media. However, fan speculation persists as no consoles were mentioned in the trailer, leaving fans uncertain about the game’s planned platform choice. If it is exclusive, that would of course mean PlayStation 5 owners are out of luck.

Fans assume that the exclusivity deal is still in the works. But it has been noted that PlayStation tweeted about every game from The Game Awards except Hideo Kojima’s OD and Arkane’s Blade. Thus, it’s likely that the game will skip the PlayStation 5. After the unveiling, rumors immediately flew that the game is Xbox exclusive.

When is Marvel’s Blade game going to be released?

No release date has yet been announced for Marvel’s Blade. Based on Arkane Lyon’s past patterns, with Deathloop releasing two years after its 2019 announcement and Dishonored 2 following a one-year gap, a relatively short interval between announcement and release is expected but nothing is set in stone yet.

Marvel’s Blade is expected to have a cinematic counterpart serving as a reboot within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film stars Mahershala Ali in the titular role, and is scheduled for release on November 7, 2025 as part of Phase Six of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films.

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Written by Mohamed Hassan

Mohamed still treasures his time playing games on the original PlayStation, speedrunning through the Megaman X games and replaying acclaimed role-playing game Chrono Cross countless times. Since then, his love for JRPGs and platformers has only grown and is among the driving forces behind his passion for writing about video games. He has previously written for DualShockers and Same Old Gaming, and he can be found on Twitter / X at @Weltschmerz2887.

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