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Battlerite Royale wakes up just before September ends

I've run out of ways to say I'm looking forward to Battlerite Royale, so it's good that we finally know its early access release date. The battle royale off-shoot to Battlerite, the MOBA without most MOBA bits, will land near the end of September as its own standalone game. I'm not wild about having to buy something I was originally told would be free, but…

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Battlerite Royale looks exactly like you’d think, except you can hide in a barrel

Last week Stunlock Studios announced that the upcoming Battlerite Royale, formerly a battle royale spin off mode in Battlerite, is actually going to be a standalone game. This week, they've shown off what the "Team Arena Brawler" looks like in its new form via the reveal trailer below. It looks almost exactly how I thought it would, except the flying wolf-wyrm that drops you off…

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Battlerite Royale will be last man standalone

I've spoken to multiple people who've assumed Battlerite's battle royale mode must be already out, so here's your first bit of news: Battlerite Royale isn't out yet! As developers Stunlock Studios announced yesterday, the battle baby isn't due until the end of September. They also announced that baby is getting a crib of its own, and you're going to have to pay for it: it's…

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Battlerite kicks off season three by willing death to come sooner

I love the smell of updates in the morning - especially when they include sweeping changes that improve a game I already like. Patch 1.7 for Battlerite, the fighting man's MOBA, smells delicious. Round times have been shortened from two minutes to ninety seconds, which means the teal zone of death encloses sooner and encourages everyone to play less passively. Today also marks the start…

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Battlerite adding battle royale mode, right?

"If you're gonna battle," Wham sang, "battle right (right), battle with Battlerite." That's why young Matthew said in his Battlerite review that it "takes the team fights from MOBAs, strips out everything else and distils those fights into intricate ballets of timing, fast reactions and tactics." But if you're gonna battle royale? Battle royale right (right), battle royale with Battlerite Royale. Stunlock Studios today announced…

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Battlerite’s season 1 update adds a new champion

Stunlock Studio's "team arena brawler" has done Battlerite by me. I've been dipping back into it with the release of every new champion, and each time I say to myself "ah yeah, this is the update that's going to get me properly get back into this". You know what though? I think this is the update that's going to get me properly back into this.…

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Battlerite adds new champion: Destiny ‘The Sky Ranger’

Battlerite has brought forth another champion into the arena, and she's an absolute beast. There's more than a touch of Samus to Destiny 'The Sky Ranger', with her massive arm cannon and ball transforming ways. You can see her in action in the trailer below. I also spoke to Stunlock Studios about Battlerite's future as an e-sport, and what makes it "the fighting game of…

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Battle right now: Battlerite leaves early access and goes free-to-play

Battlerite, the not-a-MOBA top down champion brawler, has been hazed in the battlefield of early access for long enough. The full version is out today in free-to-play form, though the release has been delayed until 3pm. I checked the game out last year, and it pushed all the right buttons. To celebrate, Stunlock Studios are also launching a new bramble-based hero. You can see him…

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Battlerite’s huge Summer Patch brings the Blossom

Battlerite [official site] is getting into the summer spirit (is that a thing?) with a big seasonal patch. The patch brings a new support character - Blossom, the Forest Mender - to the arena brawler along with a new campaign mode, a new game mode, a bunch of new outfits and a host of tweaks and changes. Let's start with a look at the newcomer:

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Battlerite free week trial launches today

"Even if you wouldn’t touch a MOBA with a ten foot barge pole, this might still be for you," wee cherub Matthew Cox said about Battlerite [official site] when it hit early access last year. Because it's not a MOBA, okay. It's a team-based arena brawler which, sure, has heroes/champions/summoners/duelists/wizards throw down but it's not a MOBA, rite. I understand tone is difficult to assess…

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Fights, right? Battlerite new character due Wednesday

Battlerite [official site], the arena brawler presumably named after an all-night brainstorming session when a producer murmured "So you, like, er, battle, right?" and the room erupted into applause the exhausted producer couldn't understand, this week welcomes a new warrior. Raigon, The Exiled Prince is a chap swinging a honking great sword, and I'm led to believe he's another Battleriter based on a character (Reaver…

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Battlerite is getting a free weekend, Dec 1st to 4th

Battlerite [official site] is called a "Team Arena Brawler" by its developers, which is a new one on me when it comes to the long list of attempts to name this genre about different kinds of wizards beating each other up. What they mean is: it's a MOBA in which some of the MOBA bits have been cut away, leaving behind just the teamfights and…

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Battlerite Introduces Cheeky Champion Ezmo Tomorrow

The creators of arena brawler Battlerite [official site] are not content with adding two spooky champions just before Halloween, and so have revealed another champion that’ll be added in a patch tomorrow. What can this boyo do? Well, he can teleport a short distance, summon debilitating chains and read fire at you from a big book. His name is Ezmo The Mischievous and he can…

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Battlerite Gets Two Champs In Friday’s Halloween Update

Battlerite [official site] has got Hallowe'en all wrong. To celebrate The Big Spooky, the top-down team brawler is preparing to add two new characters tomorrow. That's not how Hallowe'en goes. You're supposed to menace players, Stunlock Studios. Force them to give you two new characters under threat of a good egging/spooking/kicking. Sure, I've heard that Battlerite - the spiritual successor to Bloodline Champions - is…

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Battlerite Distils MOBAs To Action-Packed Teamfights

If you’ve ever enjoyed a teamfight in a MOBA, I can guarantee you’ll get a kick out of Battlerite. That’s a bold opening statement, but Battlerite distills those clashes into tense, 10 – 15 minute matches where knowledge and reaction speeds are equally vital. Even if you wouldn’t touch a MOBA with a ten foot barge pole, this might still be for you.

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Dead Island: Epidemic Ready To Infect Beta Players

If you've missed word of Dead Island: Epidemic before today, it is - deep breath - a free-to-play multiplayer action hack and slash arena game. It's pursuing a cartoony look and feel and, from a trailer voiceover, it's making no bones about trying to be funny (although I hope the game itself aims a little higher than a silly voice). There's a little more info…

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Kinda Sorta MOBA: Dead Island Epidemic Explained

I had not particularly noted Dead Island: Epidemic's passage into Early Access. I'd seen enough games chasing the dream of League of Legends and Dota 2's success with only a few small new idea. And it had the temerity to coin its own cutesy genre name, Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena! However, after watching a new gameplay trailer explain what it's up to, I'm at…

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Dead Island: Epidemic Hits Closed Beta (With A Shovel)

Same-y MOBAs that can't quite manage the raw mechanical majesty of League of Legends and Dota 2 are an epidemic. So how do we cure that pestilence of painful mediocrity? Well, Techland and Stunlock Studios are suggesting we fight an epidemic with an epidemic - a Dead Island: Epidemic, to be precise. It ups the ante with another of the gaming industry's more rampant diseases…

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