Citadel: Forged With Fire developer Blue Isle Studios is engaged on a brand new mission referred to as Leap that may pit as much as 60 gamers towards each other in high-mobility, aerial-focused FPS fight. The shooter is “coming quickly” to Steam, and can start closed beta testing later this month.
Leap gamers will select from 4 distinctive courses, every with a definite mixture of energy, agility, defensive functionality, and particular talents, as they take up arms in team-based battles of as much as 60 gamers on behalf of the United Earth Protection Coalition or the Exo-Terrans. Traversal throughout Leap’s “large-scale maps,” will likely be aided by jetpacks, grappling hooks, and “private automobiles,” and complex by automated turrets, orbital strikes, and player-controlled cruise missiles.
The trailer takes awhile to get to precise gameplay, however as soon as it will get rolling it jogs my memory a little bit of Tribes, which appeals to the old-time on-line shooter fan in me—though it apparently opts for snowboarding slightly than skiing. However Blue Isle is fairly clearly opting to take a not-entirely-serious strategy to the motion: Different automobiles within the sport embody what seems to be some type of cyber internal tube and—I am not kidding right here—a “mechanical moose.”
We’ll get a greater sense of how that impression interprets into gameplay with the beginning of the closed beta take a look at on January 19. If you would like to test it out for your self, you possibly can join entry to the beta at playleap.com. Leap is at present set to launch into Early Entry on Steam later this yr, and you’ll take a look at some screens down beneath.