Naraka: Bladepoint’s new hero is Yueshan, a ferocious terracotta warrior

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 in China’s period of warring states. Developer 24 Entertainment notes that he is dressed in lamellar armor and is able to shoulder-load enemies to knock them over and land a blow while stuck on the floor.

For his ultimate ability, Yueshan is able to transform into a Terracotta Warrior and use a huge, flaming hellebard to trap enemies. You can see him in action in the trailer above, which sees him cut through enemies and leave traces of fire with each turn with his polar weapon.

Yueshan joins the fight on Morus Island on November 10 as part of the new season coming when Naraka: Bladepoint hits 6 million copies sold worldwide. If you have not yet jumped in and this is similar to your kind of match, then Naraka: Bladepoint gets 30% off for a week, from November 11th to November 17th.

Naraka: Bladepoint – Yueshan Character Art

Those already playing in Naraka: Bladepoint will also receive a cool and unusual gift as a thank you for their continued support: a re-creation of a historic dagger. 24 Entertainment has announced that it is partnering with the Art Museum of Chinese Ancient Weapons to help restore the Equestrian Blade, a historic dagger with a horse’s handle traced back to the Western Zhou Dynasty. This short sword, a large exhibit from the Pingyao Wentaofang Ancient Weapon Museum, will then be recreated in the game and given to players.

For more, check out our Naraka: Bladepoint review, where we noted that it’s a “refreshing” tag on Battle Royale that is “a really smart spin on the genre’s familiar formula.”

Matt Purslow is IGN’s British news and entertainment writer.

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