With the Kickstarter campaign launching in just five days, publisher Grindstone and developers Triple Hill Interactive and Toko Midori invite you to take a closer look at artists behind some of the limited edition pledge rewards available for Die by the Blade.
Scheduled for launch in 2021 for PC and consoles, Die by the Blade is an intense one-hit-kill sword fighting game that draws inspiration from classic combat titles like Bushido Blade and Way of the Samurai. Set in a visually stunning ‘Samuraipunk’ vision of Japan, Die by the Blade fuses techpunk visuals and japanese-inspired aesthetics to create the perfect backdrop for the ancient art of sword fighting.
With the Kickstarter campaign going live on 13th October there will be many opportunities to back the project and join a community of fans all looking to support the next phase in the games’ exciting journey. In order to create a set of rewards to reflect Die by the Blade’s Samuraipunk theme and tense, character driven sword fighting combat, the team enlisted the talents of some true masters of their craft.
Grindstone is thrilled to be able to give you an exclusive look at some of these exclusive rewards and the artists tasked with creating them. Take a look below for the fascinating stories behind some of the top pledge rewards.
The Mask of Oni – The Mask of Oni reward is strictly limited to 10 pieces and will include a hand-crafted leather Samurai mask of Oni. Oni is a class of supernatural monsters, spirits and demonic creatures often of giant size, great strength and fearful appearance with one or more horns growing out from their heads. This reward will also include a special in-game Oni character weapon set.
Bushido Ring – The Bushido Ring reward will be strictly limited with only 3 pieces being made available. Each ring is beautifully crafted and adorned with the Code of Bushido markings. This reward also includes a 3D printed and hand painted character model and in-game weapon and armour set.
Japanese Knife – Pavel Bolf is a true master sword maker. Having trained in Japan, he is one of Europe’s most sought after Katana sword makers using techniques of the old masters to craft stunning blades. This reward will be limited to 3 pieces and will include a one-of-a-kind Japanese steel knife handcrafted by Bolf created specifically for Die by the Blade. This reward also includes a studio visit invitation as well as special ‘GODZILLAS’ digital in-game equipment set.
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