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Gigantic lives on in Gigantic: Rampage Edition this April

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Gigantic is back with Rampage Edition

Remember Gigantic? Well, the MOBA Hero Shooter is making a comeback as Gigantic: Rampage Edition in April 2024. 

There’s no doubt that Gigantic went through the wringer. First landing as a Game Preview title, it wasn’t able to shackle those restraints and release in full until 2017. It didn’t last long, with the servers closed down for good in mid-2018. 

But Gigantic is too big to put down for good and in late 2023 those same servers were fired up again, allowing selected players the chance to take in the game for a few days. One. Final. Time. 

At least that’s what we thought but now Gigantic is coming back, and it’s doing so as Gigantic: Rampage Edition. It’ll be launching on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC on April 9th 2024, setting you back $19.99. 

What is Gigantic: Rampage Edition?

Developed by Abstraction Games and Gearbox Publishing, Gigantic: Rampage Edition should be seen as the premium, definitive version of the original game. It promises to push out thrilling team-based multiplayer to the masses once more. And it should well be built on too; a Ranked Mode and new Hero skins are promised as free updates post launch. 

Gigantic: Rampage Edition features dynamic and exciting team-based multiplayer gameplay, a unique art style and a diverse roster of playable heroes, each with a set of upgradeable abilities. Players will team up with four other players to control objectives and take down the opposing team’s mighty Guardian, all while protecting their own.

In addition to the original game content, Rampage Edition will introduce new features, including crossplay support, new heroes, new game modes, new maps, upgraded content and gameplay improvements.

And yes, as a premium experience, the game will have zero microtransactions as players will be able to unlock all content through gameplay or with in-game currency earned by playing.  

The devs speak up

“The original Gigantic game from Motiga maintained a passionate and loyal community that kept the spirit of the game alive throughout all these years,” said Yoon Im, president of Gearbox Publishing San Francisco. “It was through all of their excitement coupled with our desire to bring Gigantic back one day that we are thrilled to finally confirm we’re bringing back and making it better than ever with Gigantic: Rampage Edition. It’s a fun refresh of the original game with new maps, new heroes, and best of all, there are no microtransactions. Players can jump in and play, and unlock all of the game’s content just by playing and making progress over time. To our dedicated fans who never gave up on Gigantic, thank you for all of the support! To new players who love hero shooters and MOBAs, we hope to see you on the airship!”

“It’s an honor to help Gigantic make an incredible comeback,” said Bart Vossen, Senior Game Designer at Abstraction Games and Game Design Lead on Gigantic: Rampage Edition. “With Rampage Edition, we knew right away that we wanted to make everything fans loved about Gigantic bigger, better, and even more accessible for all players. We can’t wait for players to dive in and see all new content and improvements that make this the definitive edition.”

“I’m happy to finally let this fantastic secret out that Gigantic is back as I have so much love for the game and its incredible community,” said Christopher Chung, Co-Creator of Gigantic and former CEO and cofounder of Motiga. “I greatly appreciate that Gearbox Publishing and Abstraction Games have kept the core of what made Gigantic special. It’s also gratifying to see that they have added new Heroes and a Rush Mode, which were initial concepts we had at Motiga that we knew fans would go crazy for. I can’t wait to play again with our awesome Gigantic community, and I’m positive all players, including new players who didn’t have a chance to play the original game, will fall in love with Gigantic: Rampage Edition!”

Key features are rich and well, GIGANTIC…

  • EVERYTHING FROM THE ORIGINAL GIGANTIC AND MORE
    • EXCITING ROSTER OF HEROES – Twenty-three returning heroes to select from, all with a unique set of offensive and defensive capabilities, including their own ultimate abilities. Choose a hero, join a team and go against another team in 5v5 battles to see who will win it all!
      • NEW HEROES
        • ROLAND – A world-hardened man, who lost his arm, but gained unparalleled reach. 
      • KAJIR – A fast reflexed feline who has a taste for fighting in the alley and streets.
    • EXPANSIVE AND INTRICATE MAPS – Set in a vibrant fun-filled world, prepare to jump into and blast your way across expansive battlefields with creatures, such as massive Guardians, to aid you in battle! 
      • NEW MAPS
      • PICARO BAY – A breezy seaside map with verticality, narrow alleyways, and a pirate ship for waging fast paced clashes. 
      • HEAVEN’S WARD – A heavily industrialized district that showcases an old power plant, warehouses, and factories with many nooks and crannies for players to have a blast in.
    • CUSTOMIZATION AND HERO PROGRESSION – Make your favorite Gigantic hero your own! Build and customize individual hero loadouts that match your playstyle, unlock and choose from a variety of hero and weapon skins, including new skins not from the original game, and unlock additional content for your hero as you progress!
  • GAME MODES 
    • RUSH – A more accessible, fast-paced and action-packed mode for all players bringing a streamlined Gigantic experience that lets players jump in and get into the action with ease. 
    • CLASH – The original game mode players from the classic version of Gigantic is back, bringing a deeply strategic and thrilling team-based experience for more epic matches.
    • CUSTOM – Create your own exciting matches where you can pick a map, compete against friends to refine your skills on the battlefield, and also spectate. 
  • CROSS PLATFORM PLAY BETWEEN CONSOLES AND PC: Team up and jump into epic matches with friends across multiple platforms. 
  • FREE POST LAUNCH CONTENT: Following the launch of Rampage Edition a Ranked Mode and new hero skins will be released for free via updates.

A closed beta

If you cannot wait to play Gigantic: Rampage Edition this April, then you may be interested in some Closed Beta Testing. You can sign up over on the Steam page, with the Beta running from Thursday, February 22 at 12:00pm PST until Friday, February 23 at 9:00am PST. This playtest will give players the chance to jump into a new game mode, Rush, not included in the original game, that brings a fast-paced and action-packed Gigantic experience for players. 

If not, wait until April. Gigantic is back and it promises to be bigger than before. 

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Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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