Rocket Arena is your chance to explode someone off the battlefield

Posted on May 16, 2019

Final Strike Games and Nexon have revealed their new game, Rocket Arena, coming to Xbox One and PC.

It’s a 3v3 shooter that only uses rockets, and “no one dies” – which is sure to make it more appealing to parents who are still concerned about Apex Legends. It may be their first official release,  but the team at Final Strike Games are no slouches when it comes to shooters. Two of its studio leads working on a little series you may not have heard of called Halo and other staff that have worked on indie titles DOOM and Just Cause. Check out the trailer below.

It’s  a chaotic shooter with the goal being to knock your opponents off of the map. The more rockets that hit them, the more likely they are to be sent flying, which changes tactics from most shooters where the goal is simply to shoot your enemies until they run out of health.

“Rocket Arena’s matches take place as part of the Rocket Championship Tour on the mysterious World of Crater, where just about everything is made from or powered by rockets.” Final Strike CEO Kevin Franklin told IGN.

“We’ve worked tirelessly to perfect the mechanics of the game, including Rocket Jumping, Blasting, and a Return System to create, ‘The shooter where no one dies’. Our input tuning, projectile networking, and hit detection are balanced with feedback from our internal test team, made up of pro players and the professional Korean eSports team Element Mystic. The result is an accessible 3v3 shooter that can scale up to be a highly competitive FPS.”

Rocket Arena gameplay footage

There is no official release date at this time, but they have announced a closed beta will run from May 23-29 for PC players for those who want to give it a go.

With so many shooters flooding the video game landscape and the Battle Royale genre in particular causing over-saturation, a different take on the competitive FPS in the form of Rocket Arena could be just what the doctor ordered.