September 21st, 2012 | By Tom Christiansen
Yesterday, nWay proudly revealed the first trailer for their upcoming hack-and-slash game, Chrono Blade. Featuring RPG elements combined with a classic arcade smash-em-up gameplay style, Chrono Blade could easily gain popularity from its clean visuals and addicting gameplay alone. But nWay has bigger plans for their debut title.
Chrono Blade is set in a parallel reality where Earth is under siege by an alien race capable of breaking through the boundaries of reality and invading other worlds. Players create a hero and fight back against these reality-bending aliens. Each hero has over 30 attacks which can be combined in various ways to form chain-attacks. Attacks can also be dodged, blocked, and countered, so skill and timing are integral.
Because the aliens can warp reality and travel through parallel universes, every zone has a unique theme to it and offers players new types of enemies to dispatch. As with most RPGs, players will unlock abilities through leveling up their character and utilizing progression points to fill up various skill trees.
nWay is launching Chrono Blade on Facebook first, but they plan to branch out to other platforms (Mobile/Open Web) down the line. The game will be easily accessible, as it requires no payments, and no large files to download. Players will be able to hop in and start playing instantly for both solo gameplay and co-op or player-verses-player action. Microtransactions will fund the game, but nWay promises that all purchasable items are either cosmetic or temporary boosts. Chrono Blade will not be pay-to-win.
nWay is being pretty ambitious with Chrono Blade, but if the game catches on, it has all the probability of becoming the next big thing.