Pearl Abyss announced that their arena fighter, Shadow Arena, will launch on PC-via Steam Early Access on May 21.
During the Early Access period, players will be able to play early and assist the developers in creating a well-balanced fighter. Currently, we aren’t sure of the pricing or which modes or characters will be available in the early build, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as it gets closer to launch.
Shadow Arena pits 40 players against one another on a battlefield and only requires them to be the last one standing. Players are able to choose from nine playable characters during the beta, each with their own unique fighting style.
In order to get ahead in a match, players will need to hunt monsters and collect loot to upgrade their gear and gain buffs. However, battles also come down to well-timed evasive tactics and skill usage.
Shadow Arena was originally a game within Black Desert. Eventually, the developer saw potential in its systems and it evolved into a stand-alone game. While Shadow Arena does draw from Black Desert, it also has unique aspects about its gameplay and draws inspiration from the MOBA, battle royale, and MMO genres. The game currently has two gameplay modes, solo, and team. Skills are needs to survive through solo mode, but team-based modes will require more strategy.
Shadow Arena is in development for PC and consoles.
You can watch the new trailer below:
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