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Blood Ancestors

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Snowpeak Studio
Release Date: 2018

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'Blood Ancestors' Comes to Steam Early Access Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2018 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT

Blood Ancestors is a team-based competitive first person multiplayer game set in a medieval fantasy world.

Many centuries have passed since The Bloods went through the gateway for last time and hardly anybody can remember how it happened. However, their world is currently fading and they are back.

The battle between Light and Darkness is unleashing a series of planetary energies which are driving the world towards destruction. This crumbling universe has just one way for being saved, which is to recapture the ancestral relic and feed it with the blood shed on Earth to make it flourish again.

The time has come for the The Bloods to traverse the gateway again and claim for their relic. They won’t be on their own, their Blood Ancestors are protecting it.

The struggle between Light and Darkness is about to begin!

Snowpeak Studio is shaking things up in its first-person objective based multiplayer, by cleverly adding in a two-phase gameplay system that will keep teams thinking on their toes, allowing for dynamic gameplay and challenging objectives with the ultimate goal being to claim the Blood Relic.

Three warring factions are duking it out to claim the all-powerful Blood Relic for their own survival in a dying and ruin-filled medieval fantasy world. Claiming the Blood Relic will require your team of five to strategize and work together in fast-paced melee driven combat to take the Relic. Players can expect quick rounds in Blood Ancestors, and full games lasting around 25 minutes.

After a successful launch of their alpha, Snowpeak Studio announced its medieval fantasy team-based competitive multiplayer Blood Ancestors will be coming to Early Access next week, on August 16th.

Blood Ancestors launched into open alpha last week and has since received positive reviews from players around the globe. The objective-based first-person competitive multiplayer pits teams of five against one another in melee-centric combat in order to claim the Relic and be victorious throughout two phases of strategic arena battles.

“We're thrilled with the success we've had so far with the open alpha,” said David Broto, co-founder of Snowpeak studio. "The feedback from players has been invaluable and inspires us to continue to improve the game in order to deliver the best possible experience for our players, we're excited to bring Blood Ancestors to Early Access in just a few weeks!"

At Early Access launch, players will be able to choose from 6 different classes with the number increasing to 18 by the game's full launch. Players can build their character around their desired playstyle by selecting from various talents in each of the three talent trees of utility, defense, and offense.

Players can download the Blood Ancestors alpha on Steam now for free and look forward to the Early Access release on August 16th.

In case it wasn't clear, there's an overarching theme of Blood Ancestors, spoilers it's blood. In order for a team to claim the Blood Relic for their own, you’ll need to be victorious in two phases. Defend your Bearer while laying some hurt on the enemy team in order to keep control of the Relic in phase one. Crystals in the arena will provide some extra flair for strategy, choose health or speed for your Bearer, but choose wisely as these buffs carry on into phase two.

Claim the Relic in phase one and your team is on its way to medieval victory if you can manage to stave off the enemy team in the second phase. Your team’s ultimate goal is to reach the enemy spawn portal before your time runs out or your Bearer is a little worse for wear, by little worse we mean dead.

While bringing some hurt on to the enemy team sounds fun enough, Blood Ancestors lets you flex those brain muscles by giving each player three customizable skills using skill trees and class configuration. Primary and secondary attacks also fill out the player's toolkit and an ultimate ability that players can charge up to three times to use when it’s most needed and potentially change the tide of battle. Choose to build your skills around your team or shift your focus to thwarting the enemy team.

Contrary to our references, Overwatch and Paladin, Blood Ancestors focuses in the hand-to-hand fighting experience combined with conventional team-based FPS gameplay mechanics.

Key Features:

  • Fast-paced 5v5 multiplayer action
  • High fantasy medieval world
  • Brutal fights in melee combat
  • Objective based gameplay
  • Choose between 18 classes with different gameplay styles (6 in the Early Access release)
  • Create your own build by choosing 3 styles (offensive, defensive, utility) from a pool of more than 150 varied skills
  • Extreme character customization
  • More than 6 multiplayer maps (3 in the Early Access release) 
  • Fight to secure the Relic and unleash a powerful ultimate attack

Blood Ancestors will firstly be released on Steam while console versions are planned sometime after.

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