Crash Force, a multiplayer arena shooter with RPG elements where players control powerful hovercrafts, will come to PC and Xbox One in April 2017, but releases tomorrow on Steam Early Access for $29.99.
Players choose between several different hovercraft models, each with their own exclusive abilities, from three separate factions: the powerful and quick Aquilas, the masters of subterfuge, Cicumas, and the cunning survivors known as Clavae. The Early Access version features four hovercrafts, while nine will charge into the full release.
Each hovercraft will be distinguished by class categories and fully customizable through a skill tree that unlocks attack, defense and utility buffs. For every 30 levels gained, the player will acquire an aviation point that unlocks a master attribute, adding nodes to one of the skill tree’s three branches and a unique ability.
When in battle, each hovercraft will use different power-ups and abilities to dominate the playing field. Hovercrafts will consume energy through normal movement, turbo boosts and using special abilities, but can refuel by passing over energy pads scattered across the map.
Crash Force will feature four different game types – three team games: Team Showdown, Capture the Flag and Control the Nest battle arenas that can be played in 3v3, 4v4, 5v5 and 6v6 mayhem and one solo game: One Man Wolfpack that can be played from 6 to 12 players.
“Crash Force’s competitive core encourages players to not only prove themselves as the deadliest shot in fast-paced online multiplayer arenas, but also as the best tactician by creating different hovercraft builds as they unlock special abilities” said George Tziazas, co-founder, Ascanio Entertainment. “Players will immerse themselves in expansive customization options, tailoring their design and abilities to perfectly suit their play style.”