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Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Define Human Studios

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'Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale' Available On Steam Early Access

by Rainier on July 12, 2018 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT

Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale provides a first person only, last man standing experience set within a sci-fi universe where players are brought to a giant biodome on a meteor in space to compete in an arena for the entertainment of the masses of alien civilizations.

This Unreal Engine 4 based, highly competitive fast paced shooter provides a much haloed sci-fi experience to the genre, and is developing some unique features for the battle royale genre; a complex melee system, weapons systems from throughout time and space, teleportation, antigravity mechanics and other SciFi elements mixed in, custom game modes, solos duos and team based modes, historical specific weapons game modes, etc., as well as persistent stat tracking, viewer betting systems, and ingame loot and reward systems.

Dropping into a mystifying science fiction world, players will battle through monuments of human history recreated by an ancient alien race in massive terraformed biodomes.  Within “The Dome,” the current 4 km by 4 km map has undergone incredible updates to scenery and landscape. Age-old Roman architecture, remnants of alien structures, and luxuriously adorned mansions all now embellish the backdrop of player conflict throughout each match.  Perhaps even more exciting, the new pregame lobby areas provide anything from parkour playrooms to zero-g combat. Truly, there is something new to be found by all players from match start to finish.

Islands of Nyne has been in development for almost 3 years and offers a first-person-only, RNG-conscious spin on the popular Battle Royale genre all built around a unique sci-fi universe where anything is possible.

Today Define Human Studios are ready to invite the rest of the world to join in game on Steam Early Access with a US$ 24.99 , €20.99 price tag. The servers launch worldwide at 3PM Eastern, 7PM GMT.

Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale will offer solos, duos, and squads game modes, with custom game modes inbound.  Fast-paced action awaits players in this newest addition to the genre, as Islands of Nyne brings a core of pure competition and engaging skill-based gameplay to drive contestants toward victory.

Key Features:

  • Character customizations
  • A full Elo ranking system
  • Learnable recoil patterns
  • Adaptive match pacing featuring dynamic staging
  • In-game currency for purchasing crates
  • Leaderboards with comprehensive match statistics
  • 4km x 4km playable map, the first of three maps
  • New pre-queue warm up area
  • New healing and revive changes
  • New injured but not dead defensive gameplay
  • Surveillance drones that offer exclusive meds and other items when shot down
  • Further development additions are all included with the original game purchase

Define Human Studios LLC began the development of Islands of Nyne in late 2015 with a vision of a better Battle Royale.  Over the years, the small indie development studio has built an exciting new entry for this genre that brings massive appeal to fans of fast-paced first-person competitive shooters. Focusing largely on balanced mechanics, sustained engagements, skill-based gameplay, and dependable server performance, Islands of Nyne promises to hit the ground running with its early Q3 launch.


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