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​​​​​​​Kwalee Confirms Attendance at BitSummit X-Roads in Kyoto

​​​​​​​Playable demos of Die by the Blade and Scathe available at the show
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Leamington Spa, UK - 4th August 2022. Leading UK publisher Kwalee today confirmed their attendance at BitSummit X-Roads with playable demos of upcoming bullet-hell FPS Scathe and the brutal one-hit-kill fighting game Die by the Blade. Hosted in Kyoto, Japan, BitSummit X-Roads will run from Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th August. 


“We are very much looking forward to attending BitSummit X-Roads with our two upcoming titles Scathe and Die by the Blade, both perfect titles to showcase to the Japanese audience” comments Max Everingham, Head of PC & Console Publishing at Kwalee. “We will also be meeting with publishers, media, and developers from Japan and explore all the opportunities at this great event”. 


Located at booth IP-03, Kwalee will showcase hands-on demos of the highly anticipated, upcoming bullet-hell FPS, Scathe from developer Damage State, and the intense one-hit-kill 1v1 fighting game Die by the Blade from Grindstone and developer Triple Hill Interactive. 


Launching for PC on 31st August 2022, Scathe is an adrenaline-fueled, classic FPS with big guns and even bigger demons. You play as Scathe, Enforcer of the legions of Hell, forged from the earth by the Divine Creator themself. And you, like your fallen kin before you, must prove your worth by navigating a deviously crafted maze entangled with demonic evil at every twist and turn. So, grab your Hellhammer, lock’n’load, and get ready to unleash your almighty fury! Console versions will be following in early 2023. 


Drawing inspiration from legendary titles such as Bushido Blade, Way of the Samurai, and the Dark Souls series, Die by the Blade is a brutal 1v1 fighter set in a stunning samurai-punk world. Choose from a range of traditional Japanese weapons to determine your moveset and go head to head with your opponents in intense ‘one-hit-kill’ combat. Learn to parry your enemy's blows with lightning speed before delivering the final devastating strike for the win. Die by the Blade will launch for PC and console in late 2022. 


Keep up to date with all the latest Kwalee news by visiting the official website here or join the conversation on the social media channels - Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Discord 



For more information please contact: 


Mark Allen

Mark Allen PR Ltd on behalf of Kwalee

[email protected]  +44 (0)7884 408976 


About Kwalee

Kwalee is a multi-award-winning games publisher and developer based in Leamington Spa, UK, which boasts well over 850 million installs on mobile platforms and now also publishes a growing catalogue of PC and console titles, including Eternal Hope and upcoming titles Scathe, Die By The Blade, Wildmender and Robobeat.  

Founded by games industry icon and Codemasters co-founder David Darling CBE, who leads a fast-growing team of global gaming experts with studios in the UK, India and China along with remote team members all over the world, Kwalee is on the lookout for high-quality games to publish on all platforms and encourages developers to get in touch.   

Officially recognised as 'Best Publisher' (Mobile Games Awards 2022) and 'Best Large Studio' (TIGA Awards 2021), Kwalee is also an ambassador of not-for-profit organisation Women in Games and a regular supporter of the charity SpecialEffect.  


About Damage State 

Damage State is a video games developer situated in Dundee, Scotland, UK. Formed in 2019 by three ex-AAA industry developers sporting over 40 years of combined experience. Their focus is on premium indie titles (III) and a more modern take on game development. SCATHE is Damage State’s debut title and is due for release in 2022.


About Grindstone

Grindstone is the new age publisher from Slovakia founded by industry veteran Peter Nagy in 2015. Despite starting low profile, projects produced and supported by Grindstone stand out of the crowd with their unique concept, ideas and production quality. Beyond the production of games, Grindstone leads the growth of the regional game development ecosystem, organizes the international game conference Game Days, and aims to become a major global publishing and production company.

About Triple Hill Interactive

Triple Hill Interactive is a fast growing game development studio from Košice, Slovakia. Founded in 2015 by Peter Adamondy, Triple Hill is dedicated to bringing innovative and high quality projects to PC and consoles. Triple Hill released several mobile games and currently is working on Die by the Blade - innovative one-hit-kill sword combat game inspired by Bushido Blade slated for 2022 release.

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