Virtual reality will get a DOTA 2 rival next week.
Dark Eclipse, a new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game from Sunsoft, is coming to Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset on September 25th. In the app, you control one of three Leaders on a giant battlefield and must race to destroy the enemy base whilst defending your own. It’s sort of like Firewall just… also not like Firewall at all. Check it out in last year’s Tokyo Game Show trailer below.
As you can see from the footage, the game’s best played with a pair of PlayStation Move motion controllers, though it’ll also support the DualShock 4. The game is design to be fast paced with one-on-one battles that will have players thinking on their feet. In the coming months Sunsoft plans to add regular free updates with more playable characters and balance tweaks too.
We’ll be interested to see if a MOBA like this catches on with the VR audience. Valve did introduce a VR spectator mode to DOTA 2 a few years back, but we’ve never seen a full on entry in the genre released for headsets. For developer Sunsoft, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, it also marks a return to the US and European markets.
Dark Eclipse will launch as a free-to-play game.