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Die Wiener Spieleentwickler Cliffhanger Productions haben heute ein neues Spiel auf Steam veröffentlicht: “ÆRENA – Clash of Champions“. Das Spiel kann dort als Early Access Game in zwei Versionen gekauft werden: eine normale (7,99 Euro) und eine Deluxe Edition (14,99 Euro). Das Spiel ist laut Beschreibung noch nicht content-complete, doch lest selbst in einem Zitat der Entwickler:

“The game is in not feature complete yet, but the core gameplay including Ai and PvP is fully functional and polished to provide the best possible experience. ÆRENA is a new take on turn-based tactics which we hope you enjoy. We are looking for your feedback as we think that getting people playing early on is vital – help us make this YOUR game :)

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Hier haben wir noch eine detaillierte Spielbeschreibung von der Homepage der Entwickler:

ÆRENA is a challenging, hero-centric combat game teeming with innovative features, revolutionary mechanics and jaw-dropping graphics. ÆRENA is an ever-changing battlefield, one that demands superlative strategy and tactics. It’s the ultimate cross-platform, multiplayer battle arena game!

In ÆRENA, a variety of Champions, Ships and Æther Shells are always available, allowing you to create and enhance your favourite team and lead it to victory in demanding tactical combat.

  • Battle anytime, anywhere with true cross-platform gameplay!
  • Use tactics and strategy in challenging battles and lead your personal team of Champions to victory!
  • Compete live against your friends and other players, or perfect your combat skills in solo training!
  • Pilot your ship from arena to arena and leverage its special abilities to support your team!
  • Turn the tide of battle with game-changing Æther Effects!
  • Build a winning strategy from 40+ Champions, Æther Shells and ships!
  • Once you’re battle-tested, enter the “League of Champions” and compete against the world’s best players for the ultimate prize!

With awesome PvP battles and formidable AI combat, ÆRENA – Clash of Champions redefines the “strategy game” genre.

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The Setting

ÆRENA is set in 1955, on an alternate Earth whose evolution differs greatly from our own. With the discovery of Æther in 1899, this world was propelled into a new age of limitless progress, fueled by the incredible power contained within the tiniest of Æther drops. In what became known as “The Æther Wars”, Earth’s nations built immense flying fortresses and deadly warships, battling each other for control of Æther extractors in the sky. Æther’s limitless possibilities caused rapid advancements in science and technology, but humanity’s lust for it triggered an environmental meltdown. Global warming ensued, the oceans rose, and cataclysmic floods ravaged much of the already scarred and burnt landmass.

In 1947, with Earth on the brink of oblivion, the United Nations was founded to save mankind from itself. Control of the Æther extractors passed to the UN, which was tasked with determining ownership. Ingenuously, the UN invented “The Games”, whereby the Earth’s greatest Champions battled in arenas placed atop the very Æther extractors they sought to control. To the victors went the spoils, but the thrill of conquest was fleeting; in 12 months’ time, The Games would commence again.

Hier haben wir noch den Trailer zum Spiel für euch:

Das Spiel wird laut Homepage für Steam, Android und iOS erscheinen. Alle weiteren Informationen zum Spiel findet ihr unter www.cliffhanger-productions.com/content/list/details/id/94!

Bilder: Steam