A Shooter That’s All About Mid-Air Rockets

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A Shooter That’s All About Mid-Air Rockets

There’s been no shortage of attempts to bring arena shooters back. One new game is trying a different twist – it’s focusing almost entirely on the rockets.

Made by Final Strike Games, Rocket Arena is a 3v3 game where players try to blast each other off the map with mid-air rockets. There’s no hit points or health, but you’ll lose a badge if you get knocked out of the arena.

There’s four game modes listed currently: a co-op horde mode, a Unreal Tournament-style Rocketball, a basic team deathmatch and a domination-esque mode called “Mega Rocket”. A free closed beta is running through Steam and the Nexon Launcher from May 23 to May 29, featuring six maps, six playable characters and the aforementioned modes.

There’s a character that looks like they’re firing rockets out of Mercy’s staff. No idea whether this will pan out, but it’d be nice if someone could take a nugget or two of the old Quake formula and make it truly popular again.

Rocket Arena is being released for PC and Xbox One.

Comments

  • This sounds amazingly like our group game-dev assignment back in uni, except that we were using gravity/reverse-gravity guns.

  • One new game is trying a different twist – it’s focusing almost entirely on the rockets.That feeling when people are too young to remember that Rocket Arena was a Quake mod from the late 90s.

    • and an official update for the UT GOTYE

      …hopefully this refreshes the formula well enough like what modern Battle Royale did over just being a large map Last Man Standing

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