If developers or publishers aren’t releasing a battle royale game, then your second guess would be a hero shooter. Considering EA already have the excellent Apex Legends under their roster, how about a hero shooter in the form of Rocket Arena? Which just so happens to be available to download on Xbox One, PS4 and PC right this moment!
Rocket Arena is a 3v3 shooter where each character is immediately equipped with the best weapon from the gun cabinet, the trusty rocket launcher. Each member of the diverse roster has their own unique launcher and abilities to make sure there is one perfect for your playstyle.
Similar to other hero shooters such as Overwatch, each character has a rich backstory and personality. They also feature a variety of customisable outfits to really stamp home your personality on the individual characters.
Rocket Arena isn’t just about shooting rockets at your opponents though. Firstly, these are non-lethal rockets; your aim is to blast your opponents out of the arena, but even then “Heroes Never Die!” as you can ride your rockets straight back into the action. And with a variety of game modes including Knockout, Rocketball, Mega Rocket and Treasure Hunt, Rocket Arena looks set to stand toe-to-toe with other hero shooters by launching with a larger than normal amount of content.
Arenas are as diverse as the characters too: Tropical ruins, futuristic utopias and more, there is a lot of differentiation in the world of Crater.
Rocket Arena is available to download from the Xbox Store for Xbox One right now, and comes in two different versions: The Standard Edition is priced at £24.99 and comes with the Epic Roller Derby Rev Outfit. The Mythic Edition comes in at £34.99, but comes with extra goodies:
- Guardian Phoenix Jayto Mythic Outfit
- Frost Princess Kayi Outfit
- Cyber Sailor Blastbeard Outfit
- Stone Temple Izell Outfit
- Pulsar Megablast Trail
- Fragment Return Trail
- 1000 ROCKET FUEL
With both versions, don’t forget that existing EA Access customers get 10% off their purchase. You’ll also find the game on PS4 and PC should you prefer those options.
Does Rocket Arena have what it takes to take a slice of the hero shooters fanbase? Will you be giving this a try? As always, let us know in the comments, and keep an eye out for our upcoming review of Rocket Arena on Xbox One too
Welcome to a world where the rules are written in rocket fuel. Rockets rule everything in Rocket Arena, an explosive 3v3 shooter where you’re never out of the action. Master your hero’s unique rockets and abilities to rule the arena and become a champion! Adapt your strategy with an ever-growing roster of diverse heroes with distinctive powers. Unearth new strategies and tactics based on your squad, explore a wide variety of dynamic maps, and discover the true depth of rocket gameplay. Ready to be blown away? Rocket-Fueled Heroes Explore a growing roster of fantastic heroes, each with distinctive personalities, backstories, and rivalries. Master your hero’s powerful abilities and signature rockets and get the most out of your squad. Death-Defying Action Never say die, because in Rocket Arena, you can’t! Taking too many hits will blast you out of the arena, but not out of the action. Ride your rocket right back in, survey the scene, and return to the fight. Reach New Strategic Depths (and Heights) Rockets are easy to use but challenging to truly master. Learn how to time your dodges, lead your targets, and use well-timed items and gadgets like the Rocket Magnet, Trip Mine, and Speed Boost to change the course of combat. Become one with your rocket and you will rule the arena. Explore a Bold New World From tropical ruins of The Gemstone Jungle to the high-tech, utopian Boom City, the world of Crater is home to many exotic locales. Each map is filled with hidden tricks, traps, and lore to explore. Use your rockets to jump, climb, and explore the environment. There’s a world of possibility, so grab your rockets and take off! Evolve Your Heroes The sky’s the limit for your heroes. Every match you play with them earns experience, unlocking Rocket Parts, Totem Parts, and spectacular outfits you can use to customize their look. You’ll also unlock powerful artifacts as you play — mix, match, and level them up to give your heroes impressive new stat boosts and effects! You’ll need every edge you can get to rule the Rocket Championship Tour. Change the Game There’s more than one way to play. Dive into Knockout for classic 3v3 competitive action, or warm up first against RocketBots and test out your favorite combos. Compete to score goals in Rocketball, control zones in Mega Rocket, and go for the gold in Treasure Hunt. When you’re ready to go rocket-to-rocket with the best, dive into Ranked Play and show ‘em what you’re made of. Let’s Rocket! © 2020 Final Strike Games, Inc. [EA and the EA logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.] Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.