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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Amazon Game Studios
Release Date: 2017

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'Breakaway' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2017 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT

Breakaway is a 4v4 mythological sport brawler built for fast action, teamwork, and live-streaming.

Players assemble a team from an expanding roster of legendary warriors, including the relentless gladiator Spartacus, the twisted sorceress Morgan Le Fay, and the bloodthirsty warlord Vlad the Impaler. At the start of each round, warriors can summon persistent buildables onto the playing field that dynamically alter the game. Buildables can besiege foes, shield teammates, or create new pathways through the arena. Players fight for dominance across fabled locations such as El Dorado, Atlantis, and Styx. They battle to control the Relic--the center of Breakaway’s action--passing it to teammates, defending it from attackers, and smashing it into an opponent’s base to score.

The rules are simple: work with your team to seize the Relic, then move it into your opponent’s base to score!  Players choose from a dream team of warriors from myth and legend —like Spartacus, Anne Bonny, and Victor Frankenstein—and compete in exhilarating best-of-five games. Each warrior brings unique abilities to the arena and can turn the tide of battle with powerful Buildables, including siege weapons, flaming catapults, speed ramps, and giant walls, that persist through the entire match.

Rain fire on opponents with Spartacus’ Catapult. Fortify your allies with the healing aura of Alona’s Sun Shrine. Shatter the earth with Thorgrim’s Demolition Hammer. Trap the enemy with Rawlins’ Jail. Each warrior summons unique Buildables that can alter the pace of combat, or reshape the arena.

Breakaway is powered by Amazon Lumberyard and integrates directly with Twitch. Breakaway introduces four new ways for the Twitch community to interact with broadcasters. Metastream allows streamers to customize their broadcasts with real-time stat overlays. Broadcaster Match Builder lets broadcasters invite their followers to join their matches. Broadcaster Spotlight adds to the excitement of streaming. It tells players when they’re in a match that’s being broadcast, and lets them follow the broadcaster with a single click. Stream+ gives broadcasters new ways to interact with their viewers through polls, and by allowing viewers to wager loyalty points that are redeemable for in-game rewards.

Interested fans can sign up sign up for the alpha.

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