Competitive players can prove their skills in Ranked Mode and place on a global leaderboard while using three new playable characters as part of expansive 2.0 update
DARK ECLIPSE, the first-ever MOBA for PlayStation®VR (PS VR), just became even more competitive with a major 2.0 update that introduces an official Ranked Mode with a global leaderboard, along with fine-tuned, skill-based matchmaking and three new playable characters.
DARK ECLIPSE’s Ranked Mode identifies and pits two combatants of similar skill against each other in intense battles. In addition to head-to-head matchups, players can now battle for the crowning spot on a global leaderboard showcasing the top 100 players.
“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. “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.”
As a special bonus, 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.
The 2.0 update also introduces three new playable characters sure to shake up DARK ECLIPSE’s meta:
- 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.
DARK ECLIPSE is available now to download for free on the PlayStation®4 Store. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is playable with either DUALSHOCK®4 or two PlayStation®Move controllers.
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SUNSOFT has been making and publishing video games for more than 40 years, remaining active in the Japanese videogame industry since 1978. Most known for creating the classic NES title Blaster Master, SUNSOFT is now celebrating its 40-year-anniversary by releasing its passion project DARK ECLIPSE, the first ever MOBA release on the PlayStation®VR.
Celebrating its 40-year anniversary, a rare videogame industry milestone, SUNSOFT created DARK ECLIPSE as hardcore fans of MOBAs using VR to give the genre a much-needed refresh. DARK ECLIPSE was built from the ground up in VR and utilizes the medium to great effect by replacing the typical MOBA mini-map with the player ability to fly over the battlefield with full 360-degree vision, engaging in combat by reaching out, grabbing and moving their units.
Blending classic MOBA gameplay with the deep strategic core of real-time strategy (RTS) games, DARK ECLIPSE wraps it up with highly-precise controls built for tight split-second decision making in competitive play. Matches are fast-paced one-on-one battles lasting 10 to 30 minutes, where both opponents attempt to conquer each other’s units and base.
Date published: 26/11/18
Written by: Joseph Opoku
Source: (1) Wonacott Communications
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