Battlerite Royal is the battle royale ARPG fans didn't know they wanted

Battlerite Royal is the battle royale ARPG fans didn't know they wanted

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Based on the arena battler of the same name, Battlerite Royale looks like a sharp and hectic PVP entry to the battle royale genre. It's going to be a smaller affair than the 100-player fights you're used to, but retains the same top-down isometric view that has made Stunlock Studios famous with its hero battler. Beta sign ups are right HERE.

From the press release:

In Battlerite Royale, players skydive from the back of a mysterious flying creature to land on Talon Island and begin exploring the lush and colourful surroundings. During fast-paced matches players roam a map 30 times larger than a standard Battlerite arena map in order to find a variety of items and consumables, fight other players to grab their loot, and ultimately be the last one standing on the island. There will be several Champions to choose from, each with their own unique fighting style. The signature Battlerite combat and input system remain unchanged, though all Champions have been optimized for Battlerite Royale.

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