IGN is pleased to exclusively reveal that Naraka: Bladepoint’s next character is Yueshan, a hero based on Chinese history.
Yueshan’s design has its roots during China’s warring states period. Developer 24 Entertainment notes that he’s dressed in lamellar armour, and is able to shoulder charge enemies in order to knock them over and land a blow while they’re stuck on the floor.
For his ultimate ability, Yueshan is able to transform into a Terracotta warrior and use a huge, flaming halberd to cut down enemies. You can see him in action in the trailer above, which sees him cutting through enemies and leaving trails of fire with each swing of his polearm weapon.
Yueshan joins the fight on Morus Island on November 10 as part of the new season, which comes as Naraka: Bladepoint hits 6 million copies sold worldwide. If you’ve yet to jump in and this looks like your kind of fight, then Naraka: Bladepoint will be 30% off for a week, starting November 11 and ending November 17.
Those who are already playing in Naraka: Bladepoint are also set to get a cool and unusual gift as thanks for their continued support: a recreation of a historic dagger. 24 Entertainment has announced that it is working with the Art Museum of Chinese Ancient Weapons to help restore the Equestrian Blade, a historic dagger with a horse head handle that has been traced back to the Western Zhou Dynasty. This short sword, a major exhibit of the Pingyao Wentaofang Ancient Weapon Museum, will then be re-created in-game and gifted to players.
For more, check out our Naraka: Bladepoint review, in which we noted that it’s a “refreshing” take on battle royale that is “a genuinely clever spin on the genre’s familiar formula.”
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.