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Feb 06, 2023

Bleak Sword DX is an expanded and enhanced for PC and Switch, Steam demo available now

From Press Release:

Devolver Digital’s quest to level up your commute sees byte-sized developer more8bit bring their enthralling lo-fi battler Bleak Sword DX to Nintendo Switch and PC (including Steam Deck) later this year. Curious rogues can check out the kinetic new demo during Steam Next Fest starting today:

Pure, thrilling and wonderfully cruel, Bleak Sword DX is a dark fantasy action game challenging warriors to fight their way through compact, cursed diorama battlefields. Newly updated for PC & Switch, Bleak Sword DX expands on the critically acclaimed Apple Arcade version with elegant controls, three new game modes, and multiple gameplay and graphical improvements.

Through twelve tense and deeply atmospheric chapters, heroes must lift the curse of the legendary Bleak Sword by striking down all manner of horrifying creatures across an oppressive world wielding fierce weaponry and powerful magic.

This striking experience is scored by award-winning composer Jim Guthrie, with sound provided by famed designer Joonas Turner.


  • DX includes all original Bleak Sword chapters plus the three DLC chapters complete with new level and enemy layouts.
  • Randomizer throws players into a remixed version of the original game where levelling up or facing bosses in order is not guaranteed.
  • Boss Rush challenges players to face all 12 bosses back to back, with only one health bar.


New attacks, parries and counters compliment a streamlined control system designed specifically for PC & console, while enhanced enemy AI makes them more unpredictable.


New post processing effects, adaptive depth of field and a series of filters give Bleak Sword DX a fresh lick of paint, while particle effects, foliage and weather enhancements bring a new level of atmosphere and immersion to the world.

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