So this Nexon game came a bit out of nowhere this week: It’s called Rocket Arena, and it’s essentially a slick multiplayer shooter with a rather familiar graphical style being built under the Nexon America umbrella by studio Final Strike Games.
“Rocket Arena brings a unique 3-on-3 cross-platform experience to the first-person shooter genre and features a roster of vibrant characters competing in quick 5-minute matches in the Rocket Championship Tour. Set in the curious World of Crater, Rocket Arena introduces special gameplay mechanics distinct from standard shooters, reveling in a host of colorful weapons and abilities that utilize fanciful rockets in imaginative forms. In Rocket Arena, players are equipped with a blast meter that increases as they are blasted by rockets. As the meter reaches its critical point, players become susceptible to being knocked out of the map, but will quickly return to the stage to stay in the action. With dedicated matchmaking functionality, servers account for skill level and latency when pairing players together.”
A trimmed-down closed beta for PC is set to begin on May 23rd (signups here), with eventual crossplay for Xbox One and PS4 too.