Roller Champions, the free to play roller derby arcade game from Ubisoft, is no longer just heading to PC. It's coming to all major platforms, including PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and mobile. Ubisoft announced the news today alongside word of an upcoming closed PC alpha which will be the first chance for players to get into the game outside of trade show demos. You can sign up for the alpha at the game's website.
Roller Champions pits two teams of three against each other in fast, hard-hitting rounds of arcadey roller derby. The free to play model will be supplemented with deep character customization, with likely means cosmetic buying options, though Ubisoft isn't talking about that quite yet. Customization options include gloves, skates, clothes, helmets, and hair styles. Anyone who participates in the alpha will get an exclusive outfit to use in the full game when it launches later.
Players in the alpha will get the first taste of this customization, in addition to other new features like a new arena, Chichén Itzá, and a logn list of new moves: solo moves like the extended tackle and air tackle, as well as new team moves like the grapple boost, grapple double jump and grapple double pump.
After it was leaked ahead of E3 last year, Ubisoft unveiled its free to play game, though it was curiously revealed as a PC-only title at that time. I played it myself at PAX West last August and honestly had a blast, but the exclusivity was a letdown. Now, almost nonchalantly, Ubisoft has changed its plans and now promises the game is coming to virtually every platform there is, even mobile. The game will remain free to play across platforms.
The alpha will run from March 11 at 4 pm UTC (9 am PT) through March 23 at 8 pm (1 pm PT) on Uplay for Windows PC.