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Hyper Universe

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Nexon America
Developer: Cwavesoft
Release Date: Jan. 17, 2018

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'Hyper Universe' Get Content Update, Free Weekend event

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2017 @ 10:11 a.m. PST

Hyper Universe blends side-scrolling action platforming with the intense strategic, team-based gameplay of MOBAs.

Join the battle-ready Hypers and use their insane abilities to defeat the opposing team and bring about victory.

In Hyper Universe, players will take control of one of a multitude of battle-ready “Hypers” and use their insane abilities to defeat the opposing team and bring about victory. Taking many shapes and sizes, the Hypers range from a mage who rains down giant snowmen on his enemies, to a mongoose riding astride an armored rhinoceros, to a tentacled Admiral with the power of the kraken at his call, and more! The distinctive playable characters, inspired by legendary icons in popular culture, fall into a diverse set of both new and traditional MOBA roles to create a frenetic battlefield filled with a wealth of crazy techniques and exhibitions of skill.

Played using a two handed keyboard control scheme, Hyper Universe combines the gameplay found in a side-scrolling action platform title with the highly strategic teamoriented play of a MOBA. Every Hyper brings a new strategy and wealth of crazy techniques to the fight.

It’s a Hyper Universe… Anything goes.

Hyper Universe is entering its final Free Weekend event, and for the first time, is being offered on Steam this Friday, Dec. 15 in preparation for its official launch, giving players one last opportunity to help shape the game.

“We were excited to offer our passionate community the opportunity to join Hyper Universe’sEarly Access period, allowing them to test the game and provide their valuable feedback,” said Jungsoo Lee, General Manager of Nexon America. “The development team has made great strides since beginning the process and remain committed to supporting Hyper Universe through launch and beyond. We’re looking forward to getting the final game into the hands of our loyal fans and new players soon after gathering feedback from this important test period.”

In addition to the Free Weekend event, a limited time Steam discount is available, offering players another reason to jump in now to provide valuable feedback during the game’s final testing before launch.

  • Final Free Weekend Event – Players can enjoy Hyper Universe for free one last time in Early Access from 10 a.m. PST on Dec. 15 until 10 a.m. PST on Dec. 20 through both Steam and the Nexon Launcher;
  • Steam Sale – Just in time for the holidays, the Founder’s Pack is available for 50% off at $7.99 from 10 a.m. PST on Dec. 15 to 10 a.m. PST on Jan. 4. The Founder’s Pack grants players immediate access to the 24 starting Hypers and their unique equipment.

Players can also experience the all-new content update, available today, which features new Hyper, Hongdukei, and competitive ranked mode. And beginning Dec. 21, fans can get into the holiday spirit with specially themed maps and Hyper skins.

Today’s content update features:

  • New Bruiser-class Hyper – Hongdukei is a straight up trouble maker who ensures his opponents feel the pain as he clubs them in the head or tosses them to the ground. Players who let him survive long enough run the risk of getting captured by his special gourd and dropped anywhere on the map. This unique ability makes him a valuable asset to the team for securing kills;
  • Ranked Mode Map – Kicking off Season 0, the new competitive mode offers special rewards not available anywhere else. This new ranked system pits players against each other within skill brackets that range from Rookie to Grandmaster levels. Players must be level 5 with at least 12 Hypers unlocked to begin participating. Players can access the ranked mode temporarily until 7 a.m. PST on Dec. 21, so community feedback is highly encouraged and will be collected until then;
  • Holiday Theme – Fans can play through new holiday-themed maps and show off new holiday skins such as Special Sapitelbub’s Snowy Santa Slayer and Aisha Snowy Santa.
Hyper Universe is currently available through Steam Early Access for $15.99.

Key Features

  • Reimagined Side-Scrolling MOBA Levels: In a unique twist on the MOBA genre, players are challenged with five turrets to dominate and defend across a seven-level high, side-scrolling map with new map variants in development.
  • Six Dynamic Character Types: Players have their choice from a diverse set of both new and traditional MOBA roles that create a frenetic battlefield dripping with synergistic opportunities.
  • Inspired by Pop Culture: Hyper Universe offers a multitude of distinctive playable characters, called Hypers, inspired by legendary icons in popular culture.
  • Action-Oriented Mayhem: MOBA fans will jump into the fray with two handed keyboard controls, dashing and jumping across the game map toward victory.

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