In a galaxy not so far away, the highly anticipated game Stellar Blade is preparing to dazzle gamers with its out-of-this-world fashion extravaganza. The director, the mastermind behind this cosmic adventure, has unveiled the staggering number of costumes available in-game: a whopping 30! With its release date set for April 26, Stellar Blade has been the talk of the town ever since its re-reveal in 2023. Developed by Shift Up, who are making their grand entrance into the high-end console gaming scene, this sci-fi spectacle has captured the attention of players with its captivating setting and unforgettable characters. And speaking of characters, let's not forget the star of the show: the enigmatic Eve, whose mere presence has ignited a blaze of excitement since the game's initial unveiling.
Eve, the fearless protagonist of Stellar Blade, is on a mission to rescue humanity from the clutches of extinction, thanks to those pesky wrecked machines known as the Naytiba. Gamers were quick to draw comparisons to Nier Automata, as both games feature a cybernetic action heroine with the monumental task of saving the world, all while delivering a hack-and-slash gameplay experience. Just like its robotic counterpart, Stellar Blade offers a treasure trove of accessories and costumes for our daring heroine to discover throughout her epic journey.
In a recent interview with Push Square, the mastermind behind Stellar Blade, the one and only Hyung-Tae Kim, spilled the cosmic beans on the game's customization options. Kim revealed that players can get their hands on approximately 30 different costumes, all obtainable through gameplay. These marvelous ensembles can be discovered while exploring the game's vast universe, completing daring quests, or even snagging them from the in-game store. And if you need a sneak peek, the January State of Play Stellar Blade trailer showcased a few of these breathtaking outfits, including a golden top paired with jeans, a ravishing red dress, and even a hoodie with a bunny motif.
But wait, there's more! Kim not only granted us access to an intergalactic fashion show but also revealed that players can unlock a variety of hairstyles and accessories to further customize Eve's look. We're talking glasses, earrings, and more! What's even better is that you won't need to break the bank to acquire these fashionable delights. Stellar Blade ensures that all costumes can be obtained without any additional purchases. However, for those fashion-forward gamers who simply can't resist the allure of exclusive bonuses, pre-ordering the game will grant you access to a special suit, glasses, earrings, and a head start with extra in-game currency and experience points. Fear not, though, as even without pre-ordering, players can still acquire all the other fabulous costumes throughout their cosmic journey.
During the interview, Kim also shed light on the creative process behind designing our beloved heroine, Eve. It turns out that Stellar Blade's Eve drew inspiration from the stunning South Korean model, Shin Jae-eun. Shift Up sought to create a character with an irresistible allure, and working with Jae-eun proved to be the perfect fit. This aligns with Shift Up's previous works, such as Nikke, which showcased their knack for crafting characters with an undeniable visual appeal. Prepare to be mesmerized as you experiment with the plethora of costumes designed by Shift Up, transforming Eve into the ultimate fashion icon of the apocalypse.
Stellar Blade, an action-packed RPG developed by Shift Up and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, promises a thrilling adventure as players join Eve in her valiant quest to save a shattered Earth from the clutches of the Naytiba invaders. But it's not just about the battles and triumphs; it's about expressing your cosmic style and turning heads as you strut your stuff through the remnants of civilization. Get ready to unleash your inner fashionista, because in Stellar Blade, the apocalypse has never looked so fabulous!