Bleeding Edge, Ninja Theory's Next Game, Appears to Have Leaked Ahead of E3 2019

Bleeding Edge, Ninja Theory's Next Game, Appears to Have Leaked Ahead of E3 2019

Ninja Theory's first game since getting acquired by Microsoft.

Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference isn't until Sunday, but parts of its big show are leaking early. Today's leak appears to confirm Ninja Theory's new game, a 4v4 multiplayer battler called Bleeding Edge.

A full version of the Bleeding Edge trailer that was set to be revealed at Microsoft's E3 press conference seems to have leaked online. The footage comes from Swedish site Xboxer and shows a 4v4 PvP action game. Think Overwatch, but with less guns and more crazy weapons.

A screenshot from the leaked Bleeding Edge trailer. | Microsoft, Ninja Theory

The trailer shows off a variety of fighters and their weapons as well. You can see fighters who wield katanas, mech suits, and even an axe that doubles as a guitar. The game looks reminiscent of Anarchy Reigns, another PvP action game from PlatinumGames that was released in 2012. Like Anarchy Reigns, Bleeding Edge features environmental hazards and a colorful cast of fighters.

The combat director for Bleeding Edge is Rahni Tucker, who worked on DmC: Devil May Cry. However you felt about DmC, the combat was on point, and Ninja Theory is known mostly for its action games. Making a more action-focused PvP game sounds like a natural fit.

If this leak is accurate, Bleeding Edge will be the first game developed by Ninja Theory since it was acquired by Microsoft last year. Ninja Theory is best known for critically acclaimed games like Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, but Bleeding Edge looks like a return to the studio's action roots.

Expect Bleeding Edge to be one of 14 new Xbox Game Studio reveals at Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference. Check out our complete E3 2019 guide for schedules, press conference times, and more.

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