New Game From Ninja Theory Bleeding Edge Release Date
Ninja Theory is best known for DmC: Devil May Cry, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, so this looks like something totally new from the developer. It’s a colourful, class-based brawler that pits two teams of four players against each other in a neon-tinged, industrial world. Bleeding Edge was unveiled at E3 2019 and there were a few technical alphas after that, but it had gone dark in recent months.
Now, the developer has announced that those players who pre-order via Xbox Game Pass will enjoy two closed betas, one on February 14, 2020, and the other on March 13, 2020. The X019 showcase also revealed a new character, Cass. She’s like a cyborg-chicken lady with mechanical legs and seriously sharp talons, but players will need to be aware of the assassin’s very low health pool.
According to the store page, anyone who pre-orders the game or plays it in the first week of launch (before 31st March 2020) will get an exclusive “Punk Pack”, containing three fighter skins and bonus taunts, an in-game sticker pack, and a hoverboard for the character Rioter.
The page has since been taken down, but True Achievements managed to spot it and grab all of the relevant details. Prior to the game’s release on March 24, the store page notes that there will be two closed betas for Xbox Game Pass members and those who pre-order. The first beta kicks off on February 14, with another following on March 13.Microsoft seems to have removed the release date and pre-order info from the store page now, but fortunately, we managed to grab a screenshot.
Those who do pre-order or play Bleeding Edge on Xbox Game Pass before March 31 will also gain access to the Punk Pack, which contains three fighter skins for character’s Nidhoggr, Buttercup, and Zero Cool. The pack also includes a “Make Your Mark” in-game sticker pack, three bonus taunts, and Rioter’s Hoverboard.
Bleeding Edge will officially launch on Xbox One on March 24, 2020.