Today, Vertigo Games announced Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl, a brand-new VR game in the same universe as their RTS/MOBA hybrid, Skyworld, that’s due out on April 2nd for HTC Vive, Vive Focus, Rift, and Windows VR headsets. Launching on both PC VR and a standalone platform at the same time is a relatively new thing and hopefully we see this make its way to Quest and PSVR later this year as well.
Truth be told we really weren’t big fans of Skyworld when it came out. As a strategy game it was too shallow and as a MOBA it just didn’t do enough. It felt like it was going through a bit of an identity crisis and never really figured itself out before launch. But Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl looks downright delightful.
For clarity, this is actually developed by Vertigo Games, just like Arizona Sunshine and Skyworld. Vertigo is also now a publisher as well and recently published A Fisherman’s Tale [9/10] and just announced Corsair’s Curse from that same developer. Similar to how Bethesda develops games (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout) but also publishes them (DOOM, Dishonored, Wolfenstein, etc.)
We don’t know very much about the game mechanics yet since that teaser is painfully brief, but the press release has a few details:
“Unlock, collect and upgrade dozens of cards to build a powerful deck, and watch your cards come to life as you cast spells and summon forces to wipe your enemy off the map. Join a clan, take on opponents from around the globe in regular online tournaments, and claim your place on the global leaderboards.”
Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl will be demoing at GDC in the VR Play Area, so we will check it out in-person later this month and report back with impressions. Let us know what you think of the game so far down in the comments below!