First revealed as Project Eve in 2019, Stellar Blade is almost here and we have all on the release date, pre-order situation and the latest news to keep the hype train chugging along.


We'll also take a look at what the UK launch time may be, as well as the situation regarding its demo.

It's certainly been a long time coming and South Korean developers Shift Up have clearly poured a huge amount of effort into what is to be their first AAA game after previously working on visual novels and mobile games.

But with so little time until launch, let's dive in to see what's what with Stellar Blade!

When is the Stellar Blade release date?

Stellar Blade will be released on 26th April 2024.

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This date was confirmed by Sony at January’s PlayStation State of Play event. It has been a fairly long road for the game, but the release date is now in sight.

When is the UK launch time for Stellar Blade?

The UK launch time for Stellar Blade is rumoured to be 26th April 12AM BST.

This was revealed by the oft-reliable PlayStation Game Size on X (formerly Twitter).

In a further clarification when asked what region the midnight release time is related to, PlayStation Game Size confirmed that it would be coming at 12AM local time that your Account Region is tied to.

If we get an official announcement regarding the matter, we'll update you as soon as we can!

Can I pre-order Stellar Blade?

Yes, Stellar Blade is available for pre-order.

Digital copies can be purchased at PlayStation’s official store and website.

If a physical version of the game is more your thing, then it can also be ordered at Amazon and GAME.

The game has an RRP price of £69.99 in the UK. For collectors, there is also a Digital Deluxe Edition that will cost £79.99. This comes with a bunch of extras such as cosmetic upgrades.

If you have pre-ordered, you will be able to preload the game so that you can jump into the action straight away.

Which consoles and platforms can play Stellar Blade?

Stellar Blade will be a PS5 exclusive when it is released.

When the game was initially announced in 2019, it was scheduled to launch on both Xbox and PC, but PlayStation bought the publishing rights in 2022, which will be frustrating news for non-PS5 owners.

The game is set to tap into the PS5’s unique DualSense controller, though, utilising the haptic feedback and adaptive trigger functions, meaning combat in Stellar Blade has the potential to be quite unique.

Stellar Blade gameplay and story details

Stellar Blade is a science fiction action adventure set in a post-apocalyptic future where Earth has been invaded by strange creatures called the Naytiba.

Subsequently, the remnants of humanity have fled to outer space - can you blame them? - and are living in a colony.

A squad journeys back to the decimated planet in an attempt to regain control, finding the former metropolis of Xion and the surrounding deserts ravaged by aliens. When the team is wiped out, the only remaining member of EVE is left to fight alone.

The third-person combat looks to be a cocktail of brutal melee, ranged attacks and over-the-top special manoeuvres across an array of violent encounters.

Based on the footage available, Stellar Blade seems suited to fans of games such as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Expect unforgiving combat.

Is there a Stellar Blade demo?

Yes, Stellar Blade has a demo that you can try out right now.

Perfect then for those curious to see what all the fuss is about!

You can download the Stellar Blade Demo straight from the PlayStation Store and get playing in no time.

The existence of the demo came about in quite a peculiar way as well. It originally randomly popped up on the PlayStation Store with no warning and remained for about 45 minutes before being taken down again.

Sony wasn't quick enough off the mark however and some lucky few managed to play the demo in its entirety.

It's out now in an official capacity but it was truly a bizarre turn of events that only added to the mystique and hype surrounding Stellar Blade.

Is there a Stellar Blade trailer?

Yes, there is a trailer for Stellar Blade - and the game looks fantastic. In the video below, you will get a detailed overview of its world and gameplay from PlayStation.

That is EVErything you need to know about Stellar Blade for now. If you need to scratch the souls-like itch in your gaming life, then why not read up on other incoming games in the genre, such as Rise of Ronin and the Elden Ring expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree?


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