Customise the Bleeding Edge Characters to Suit Your Combat Style

By Rebecca Smith,
Microsoft managed to keep very tight lipped about everything they were going to reveal during the Xbox E3 2019 briefing... well, almost everything. The one thing that did manage to leak out was the existence of Ninja Theory's Bleeding Edge, a 4v4 online melee title with plenty of over-the-top weapons for players to use. In the latest episode of Inside Xbox, the game's Combat Director Rahni Tucker showed off more gameplay from the title, as well as details about the game's combat systems. She also has an amazing hat.


The game will be class based with heavy, assassin, and support characters, and these will have a mix of melee and ranged specialists. Each of the characters is unique and there is some crossover, such as El Bastardo who is a heavy character that can do quite a bit of damage. Kulev is a support character but he has the ability to cause damage too.

Players can also mod their characters. Each character begins the game with three mods, and more are earned as you play. None of the mods will allow players to become more powerful, just give them more options for playstyle. Daemon's initial mods give him extra health, extra damage for his katana weapon, and extra range on his shuriken weapon, but if you wanted to focus more on his stealth aspects, you can add a mod so that his stealth mode never ends, or he moves quicker while in stealth, or he does extra damage when he comes out of stealth.

Characters can combine their moves to create effective combos too, some of which were seen in action in the video:

If you want to try the game out, the weekly technical tests begin on June 27th. There's no release window for the full version of the game yet.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Bleeding Edge achievements.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.