At this point, it feels like Stellar Blade 2 is a certainty, but you never know these days until official confirmation arrives.

Stellar Blade has multiple endings, but all of them indicate a continuation of the story and potentially a Stellar Blade 2. We'll get it out of the way now. Spoilers ahead. A lot of them.

Will there be a sequel to the hack-and-slash Shift Up success? Of course, nothing is ever official until it is confirmed, but the answer is certainly pointing towards yes.

Let's dig into the hint the game leaves.

Stellar Blade 2? EVE's journey does not end

The big clue for Stellar Blade 2 is at the end of the credits. You can't skip them the first time around, but you can hold down one of the PlayStation controller buttons to speed them up. Then when you reach the end, the screen goes black for a moment before a message appears.

(Screenshot via esports.gg)
(Screenshot via esports.gg)

In blue font much like the title on the game's opening menu, it reads, "Her journey does not end." It is very similar to the end of credits during some Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. You see messages like "Thor will return in The Avengers."

(Image via Marvel)
(Image via Marvel)

If that doesn't signal an upcoming Stellar Blade 2, then what does? A message like that most certainly conveys a sequel on the horizon. In any case, the success of the game should warrant one whether they teased it or not.

What does this mean with multiple endings?

Now is the question of what ending a Stellar Blade 2 would follow. If you aren't aware, there are three, which you'll need that same amount of playthroughs to see them all. Which of them is the canon ending, though?

(Screenshot via esports.gg)
(Screenshot via esports.gg)

Take a game like Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic. All of the choices you make in KOTOR determine if you are a Light or Dark-side Jedi. The ending option you select reflects that choice, but isn't necessarily the canon choice.

(Screenshot via esports.gg)
(Screenshot via esports.gg)

In the KOTOR sequel, you can select which ending the original had to change how the story plays out. Then, of course, KOTOR 2 has its own multiple endings. But with Star Wars being such a massive universe, only one path across both games was ever considered canon to the larger property.

(Screenshot via esports.gg)
(Screenshot via esports.gg)

Stellar Blade isn't quite Star Wars, but you get the picture. You can play Stellar Blade to get whatever ending you'd like, but when 2 comes around, which does it follow? It could be a game that uses your save data to make that determination, or lets you pick before starting it.

(Screenshot via esports.gg)
(Screenshot via esports.gg)

If a sequel does arrive, Shift Up will have to make their own decision on how the ending of the first matters going forward. It feels like there are a lot of battles left to fight as EVE, so be on the lookout for a Stellar Blade 2 announcement at some point.

UPDATE (May 21, 2024) - Shift Up confirms Stellar Blade sequel in the works

The developers of Stellar Blade have confirmed a Stellar Blade 2 is on the way, along with a PC port of the PS5 exclusive. Per a report, the game exceeded sale expectations and has allowed other new projects to begin for the studio.

That makes the ending of the first game make even more sense now. With how well the title has done, it would be a shame for a sequel to not arrive. More information will obviously come at a later date regarding any kind of Stellar Blade 2 news.

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