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Is the Stellar Blade demo available?

A stellar teaser.

Shift Up’s Stellar Blade blew fans away when it was initially revealed. The incredible visuals, gameplay, and themes make its world look like one you want to lose yourself in.

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While its release isn’t until April 2024, a demo will be available for fans to delve into and explore before then. For some, the demo was even handed to them a whole month ahead of time.

Is the Stellar Blade demo available to download on PS5?

At the time of writing, the Sellar Blade demo is available to download and play.

On March 26, 2024, we were given a release date for the demo, and it won’t be disappearing this time. The Stellar Blade demo was released on March 29, 2024, just in time for anyone who wants it to download it and play over the weekend. Based on some of the videos I’ve seen of the original demo, you might want to play through it a couple of times to really take everything in.

While it was seemingly released early in March 2024, the demo was quickly delisted. Even those who had downloaded it are now unable to play it.

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Why was the Stellar Blade demo delisted in March 2024?

The Stellar Blade demo was delisted on March 8, 2024. While no reason was offered, it may have just been accidentally released early.

The game’s launch date is April 26, 2024, and the demo was almost certainly expected to go live at the start of April. However, it was uploaded to the PlayStation Store between March 8 and 9, 2024, before quickly being taken down after news of it spread online.

Those who got the chance to play the Stellar Blade demo before it was delisted seem to have thoroughly enjoyed it, at least. I didn’t get to play it, but based on the snippets of commentary I’ve heard from those who have, I’m really looking forward to it. Any fans who want to keep the experience fresh for when the demo is out would avoid all videos of it.

At the time of writing, it’s not known if there will be any bonuses available to players who buy Stellar Blade and play the demo before its release. There are pre-order bonuses for those who purchase the standard or digital deluxe editions ahead of time. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth offered a few bonuses to players based on what they did in its demo, so it’s certainly possible that Stellar Blade will offer something similar.


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