Japanese developer SUNSOFT launched its PlayStation VR exclusive MOBA, Dark Eclipse to a mixed response in September. Now the studio has released its first major update to the title, improving the gameplay whilst adding new content.
The Dark Eclipse 2.0 update introduces three new characters for players to choose from:
- Destrophe – A powerful tank Dominator that passively increases its attack power and can use its ability to damage and stun enemies from afar;
- Dosmelda – An assassin Dominator that can confuse and hinder enemies with its high mobility, warping instantly to an enemy to attack, and just as quickly withdrawing;
- Zahina – A carry Hero with the skill to heal her allies and damage enemies with an area of effect, making her close to invincible while active.
Sunsoft has also added a Ranked Mode which identifies and pits two combatants of similar skill against one another. In addition to head-to-head matchups, players can now battle for the crowning spot on a global leaderboard showcasing the top 100 players.
The studio has also included a special bonus in the update. Any player owning at least two Heroes and four Dominators can challenge others in the new Ranked Mode and battle their ways towards unlocking a premium hand-skin exclusive to those achieving the Gold ranking or above.
“Our passionate community already knows there’s still nothing else quite like Dark Eclipse in VR right now, and we want to continue providing tools like Ranked Mode to keep our VR MOBA as fresh as possible,” said Shohei Sakakibara, Producer and Project Leader at Sunsoft in a statement. “As MOBAs are an inherently competitive genre, the focus of this major update is to further foster and enhance competition in Dark Eclipse by allowing players to see how they stack up against other dedicated fans with our global leaderboard.”