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Laser League

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Roll7
Release Date: May 10, 2018

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'Laser League' (ALL) Available On Steam Early Access - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2018 @ 5:30 a.m. PST

Laser League is a fast and fun original multiplayer arcade game with an original vision of near-future competition.

In Laser League, the exhilarating, high-octane contact sport of 2150, players battle against the opposition for control of nodes that bathe the arena in deadly light. Evading rival colored beams, teams attempt to fry their opponents with speed, strength and strategy. Special offensive and defensive abilities, as well as game-changing power-ups on the arena floor, provide an edge at the crucial moment. Like all great sports, it is accessible and immediately understandable, but rewards dedication with deceptively complex strategic possibilities.

Laser League will be available later today in Early Access on Steam for PC.

From today, players can join exhilarating local matches up to 4v4 or go online for 2v2 and 3v3 action, facing off against friends in three packed and vibrant international stadiums with a dozen challenging maps to master.

Players interested in helping shape the fast-paced fun can purchase Laser League in Early Access for £10.99, but to celebrate the launch, 505 Games and Roll7 are offering a limited-time 30% discount on the title. Laser League arrives into Early Access polished and balanced, but Roll7 and 505 Games will be closely monitoring player feedback to evolve the experience on the journey to the game’s full launch later this year.

“We have been working on this title in one way, shape or form since 2014 – so we are ecstatic about finally getting it into player’s hands,” said Simon Bennett, studio director, Roll7. “ Early Access marks the next phase of the development process, offering our teams an opportunity to gather and implement player feedback in order to further refine the overall game ahead of a full commercial launch in the near future.”

The Laser League Early Access program offers players robust content including:

  • Six powerful classes with two ability modifiers per class:
    • BLADE, which has a sword to slash and eliminate opponents
    • SMASH, which has a shield to knock opponents into lasers
    • THIEF, a tactical role that can steal active rival nodes to change the laser colour
    • GHOST, becomes invulnerable for a short time and to pass through enemy lasers
    • SHOCK, which delivers area damage that stuns rivals
    • SNIPE, generates a line that enables teleportation to kill opponents
  • Three international stadiums with 12 Laser maps:
    • EMPIRE CAMPUS (London, UK): Maps including Gauntlet (restrictive map that escalates in complexity), Nine Club (hypnotic map with slow escalation and space for combat) and Spin Cycle (a defensive map with perpetual long lasers)
    • GENG HAO MEGAPLEX (Tianjin, China): Maps including Crusher (short moving lasers to create pressure and trap opponents), Battleground (end-to-end map with multiple long-beamed nodes) and Ricochet (hectic map with eight moving nodes)
    • SILVERTIP ARENA (Detroit, USA): Maps including Y Control (orbiting long central lasers and short rotating ones), Prime (interlocking lasers forcing team to expand control by owning the centre) and Rotator (restrained map featuring close combat with dead zones)
  • 16 available power ups to drastically change gameplay momentum (Including, SWITCH, DRAIN, REVIVE, REVERSE or SPEED UP)
  • More than 60 characters and 250 character customisations
“The full version of the game will have more content – new stadiums, Maps, Power Ups, player models, Portraits, Laser Textures and Emojis. That said, we want to keep our plans pretty flexible so that we can evolve the game based on your feedback.”
International players can join Laser League Early Access later today via servers in North America, Europe, Russia and Singapore to dominate the pitch and fry their opponents amidst a maze of deadly laser lights.

Laser League will launch on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2018.

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