SKonec Entertainment’s Mortal Blitz franchise lives on in the latest entry to the series—Mortal Blitz: Combat Arena. Unveiled by PlayStation’s Shuhei Yoshida at the BitSummit Gaiden 2020 event, Mortal Blitz: Combat Arena is a free-to-play virtual reality multiplayer game officially coming to the PSVR this September.
Much like its predecessor Mortal Blitz released in 2017, Mortal Blitz: Combat Arena takes the classic light gun arcade game genre and turns it into a competitive, high-octane VR FPS that pits 2 to 4 players against each other.
Fun, Frenetic, and Futuristic
The game’s objective is simple enough—keep pulling the trigger until the other guy drops dead—but there’s a twist. In keeping with the franchise's futuristic setting, players will have to strategically traverse the arena by teleporting to nodes of varying heights.
Each node is guarded by shields that you can obliterate with enough firepower, encouraging everyone to keep moving at all times. Mortal Blitz: Combat Arena is a fast and frenetic kind of game, meaning there's no hiding or camping anywhere, which is perfect for those who enjoy good old in-your-face PvP action.
Tons of Customization
You can count on the gameplay to never go stale since the upcoming VR game reportedly has 3 multiplayer match modes—Quick Match, Ranked Match, and Event Match. For those that want to take on the game solo, a single-player campaign mode will also be available on the official release that features 15+ missions across Normal, Hard, and Expert difficulty.
On top of that, Mortal Blitz: Combat Arena will have hundreds of customization options for weapons (everything from machine guns to rocket launchers), items that can be picked up in-game, and even maps.
Open Beta and Release
Mortal Blitz: Combat Arena’s open beta is free to play in the US and EU from August 20-23, 2020. The full version of the game is set to come out on PlayStation VR sometime in September, and will support both DualShock 4 and the rifle-shaped Aim controller on release.
But while the game is a first-party PlayStation VR title, SKonec Entertainment has confirmed that it will eventually support PC VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.