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.”