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Available on:Oculus RiftSep 10, 2019
HTC ViveSep 10, 2019
PlayStation VRSep 10, 2019

Developer: Survios

BATTLE TO SAVE THE PIRATE'S LIFE Avast, matey! Rough seas await in Battlewake, a fantasy naval combat game built for VR from the creators of Raw Data and CREED: Rise to Glory. Play as 4 mythical pirate lords, captain massive battle-ready warships, and summon ancient powers as you set sail on a larger-than-life nautical war for the ages. FIGHT FOR DOMINION From the helm of your warship, wage war upon the high-seas as 4 mythical Pirate Lords—Diego the Dreaded, Rev the Relentless, Calavera the Undying, and Zhang the Magnificent—locked in a constant struggle for dominion over Battlewake’s ever-churning waters. 3 GAME MODES FOR SOLO, CO-OP OR PVP ACTION - Navigate the tall tales of the 4 fearsome Pirate Lords in Battlewake's 1-2p Campaign Mode - Rack up experience and gold with dynamic, endless objectives in 1-4p Warfare mode - Embrace the pirate's life in 2-10p PvP deathmatch Plunder MASTER UNIQUE ULTIMATES AND ABILITIES Turn the tide in your favor with each Pirate Lords' unique ultimates: unleash mighty tsunamis, send enemies’ ships flying in maelstroms, destroy hulls with bone spikes, and literally release the Kraken. EARN EXPERIENCE TO UPGRADE YOUR CAPTAIN & SHIP Spend earned gold to boost your ship’s stats and level up your Pirate Lord. Upgrade your arsenal with 13 different real and fantastical ship-based weapons, including flak cannons, ballistae, axe-throwers, chain cannons, mortars, and more. DESIGNED FOR VR COMFORT Utilizing Survios' Immersive Vehicle System, experience the thrills of high-stakes naval combat without triggering nausea, even as your ship pitches, yaws, turns, rams, plunges, and—if you’re not wily enough—sinks.


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BATTLEWAKE | Official Launch Trailer | VR Pirate Combat and PvP

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BATTLEWAKE | Gameplay Overview | VR Pirate Combat Game


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A technical achievement to be sure, Battlewake succeeds in delivering accessible arcade-style naval battles. But underwhelming depth in the campaign, combined with broken matchmaking and a lack of cross-play with PC VR systems leaves the long-term prospects for Battlewake looking pretty grim.

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Though a bit bare-boned, Battlewake will satisfy those looking for a solid VR seafaring adventure.

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Survios has another winner on its hands with Battlewake. Instituting an anti-sea sickness technology should allow people who are more prone to this to actually enjoy the game.

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Battlewake can be a blast in small doses and is a good way show off the PSVR’s potential (unless the person you’re showing it is prone to seasickness).

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