Sunsoft announced that Ranked Mode will be added to their VR MOBA Dark Eclipse, available now for PlayStation VR.
In update 2.0, Dark Eclipse adds a new Ranked Mode for players, which identifies two combatants with similar skill levels for a match. This aims to create more intense battles between players and make it easier for new players to jump in. Additionally, players can now battle to top the game’s new leaderboards which display the game’s top 100 players.
“Our passionate community already knows there’s still nothing else quite like Dark Eclipse in VR right now, and we want to continue providing tools like Ranked Mode to keep our VR MOBA as fresh as possible,” said Shohei Sakakibara, Producer and Project Leader at Sunsoft. “As MOBAs are an inherently competitive genre, the focus of this major update is to further foster and enhance competition in Dark Eclipse by allowing players to see how they stack up against other dedicated fans with our global leaderboard.”
The update also includes three new playable characters, detailed by the developer:
- Destrophe – A powerful tank Dominator that passively increases its attack power and can use its ability to damage and stun enemies from afar;
- Dosmelda – An assassin Dominator that can confuse and hinder enemies with its high mobility, warping instantly to an enemy to attack, and just as quickly withdrawing;
- Zahina – A carry Hero with the skill to heal her allies and damage enemies with an area of effect, making her close to invincible while active.
Dark Eclipse is available for free to PlayStation VR owners now. A full list of all the fixes can be found at the game’s dev blog.
You can watch the game’s launch trailer below:
Author’s take: Surprisingly, this game actually looks like an interesting take on the MOBA genre. However, it is going to take a strong online community to make this game work, so I’ll continue to follow the game’s updates. Regardless, I’ll probably just watch this game being played because I suck at MOBAs. No shame.
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