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.