Ship of Heroes demos deadly Halloween trick-or-treating and spooky new models

    
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Just because a game’s still being built doesn’t mean it can’t work on seasonal events, Ship of Heroes proves once again today. Heroic Games has put up a new video showing off what Halloween will have in store for future players of the MMORPG, including the mechanics and the new werewolf and skeleton models.

“The arrival of Halloween kicks off the holiday season for many of us, and Halloween will be one of the three confirmed special event periods aboard the Justice,” says the studio. “Last year we showed off the Dark Magic Blast powerset for Halloween, and this year we’re going to demo two mechanics we plan to have after the launch of the game. This video is a Halloween-themed team combat video.”

Notably, the chief gameplay loop here is “a heroic version of trick or treat,” not all that unlike the City of Heroes event for this same holiday.

“Some doors cause a dark-magic-infused enemy to appear nearby, called a Suspicious Pumpkin. The heroes have a limited time to destroy the pumpkin – and get the loot – before it explodes, potentially killing them. And of course, our team of heroes is going door-to-door. Some enemies only appear this way, during the Halloween Event – werewolves, skeletons, vampiric mercenaries, and evil Prometheans, to be specific. These fights will also drop loot, including temporary powers – which are still under development.”

Source: Press release, official site. Cheers, Camren!
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I was really hoping that giant pumpkin head would have been the top of an Eochai type monster and as soon as you attacked him, the rest of his body would burst from the ground. You could alternate between that and exploding pumpkin.

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CoH Halloween memories!

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I guess it’s not a priority but, it’s weird to see different and diverse characters in a superhero game all running from fight to fight.

Seems like someone should be flying, another teleporting, someone else with super-speed… the running really makes them all look “un-super” to me.

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Powers curfew after 10pm.

No one wants Muffler Man super speeding past their window with a hole in his spandex at 1am.

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The Muffler Man?

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The Muffler Man.

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TheDonDude

Yes, I know the Muffler Man.

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camren_rooke

The one who drives on Drury Lane?

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It really does look like some good ole door-bustin.

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Zora

Are they… dressing up as Chiss from star wars?

Good grief, solid red eyes, blue skin and stern, vaguely alien features… as a fellow Chiss I feel clickbaited by the picture!

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Maybe they are dressing up as Dunmer?