I’m interested if anyone has tried Battlerite yet. I played it’s predecessor, Bloodline Champions, and enjoyed the game. However, the game didn’t have much of a following in North America. It was more popular in Europe, likely because the devleoper, Stunlock Studios, is based in Sweden and BLC was also backed by Funcom.
Battlerite is heavily influenced by BLC. It’s a MOBA/Team-Arena Brawler closely resembling Thunderdome - Two teams enter, one team leaves. There are no lanes, or buying items, or killing creep. You roll into the arena with your team and fight to the death.
Character abilities are mostly cooldown-based but you do have a few specials that require you to build up energy in order to use. I do believe every attack and ability must be targeted.
The game just entered Early Access on Steam on Sept 20. Right now it has a 95% positive rating with almost 5,000 reviews. It seems to have a decent following on Twitch so far. I wish BLC would have had support like this.
The game will be free-to-play in early 2017. Similar to the SMITE God Pack, the Early Access deal is to pay $20 to receive all current and future champions.
I am considering making the EA purchase and playing this game. Has anyone else bought-in already?