Last year Skydance Interactive entered the virtual reality (VR) industry with Archangel, a videogame promising giant mechs and epic battles. What was delivered was a story-driven on-rails shooter that while visually stunning didn’t offer players the versatility or freedom they craved. Today, that’s about to be put right with the Archangel: Hellfire update, adding multiplayer mech warfare to the mix.
For the update Skydance Interactive has added new free roaming multiplayer modes, which include Team Deathmatch and PvP, plus a Cooperative Mech Assault / horde mode, featuring a full suite of maps and mechs.
Archangel: Hellfire is now a complete single-player and multiplayer package, delivering the story campaign as well as the free-roaming multiplayer. From a war torn cityscape to a snowy mountain terrain, players can now jump into all powerful mechs to battle it out in open combat environments. There are six different massive combat mechs, each designed to suit different play styles, whether that’s nimble and swift, or slow and seriously armoured up. In addition to the mech varieties there’s a selection of 13+ powerful, weapons and special abilities to choose from.
“The dream of VR is to allow people to be wholly absorbed in amazing new virtual experiences, and nothing is quite as exciting as piloting a massive six-story high mech and waging war with your friends. Through the team’s hard work and talent, they have fully realized that awesome experience,” said Peter Akemann, President of Skydance Interactive in a statement. “Not only can gamers experience the compelling story campaign of Archangel, but they can put their piloting skills on the line in epic online competitive PvP and cooperative matches with pilots from all over the world.”
Archangel: Hellfire is a free update for those that have already bought the original Archangel on Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Or to the headsets respective stores to purchase Archangel: Hellfire.
To promote the launch Skydance Interactive and Opera Event will be hosting the Mech Ascent Championship, a Competitive PvP tournament to give pilot teams a chance to compete for $500 USD weekly prizes and a $2,000 Grand Prize, a custom bomber jacket and a Golden Mech. Starting today, players can make their mark on the game’s Leaderboard and for a chance to earn a place in competition.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Skydance Interactive and Archangel: Hellfire, reporting back with any further updates.