It has been in the works for a long, long time, but NetMarble’s ChronoBlade is finally starting to near a point where it will be available worldwide, as a soft launch is rolling out now in Canada. While this is a hack ‘n slash action-RPG from a studio that publishes a bunch of them, and those differences weren’t really apparent from a similar game I saw beforehand in a demo back at PAX Prime (now PAX West) in 2015. But the perspective and gameplay of this one have a bit more in common with beat ’em ups than other action-RPGs’ combat systems, which might just be enough to intrigue you. As well, it’s been a year since I saw the game, and perhaps Diablo 2 designer Stieg Hedlund has helped make some changes to make this one more intriguing. After all, their Facebook users were a bit vicious:
If ChronoBlade does intrigue you – and I’ll have to fire it up to give it a fair shake now – you can download it from the Canadian App Store. If you’re not in Canada and don’t want to wait for the global launch, then check out our guide to downloading soft launch games! And hop in the game’s forum thread to discuss this one further.
Canadian iTunes Link: ChronoBlade