The other day when I heard that Valiance Online was going to hold a one-week open beta event in August, I rushed to my calendar and put that as a “high priority” alert for those dates. Yeah, I’m shameless — but I’m also excited to dive into this City of Heroes’ spiritual successor for the first time.
As we count down the days until August 10th, the dev team helping to feed our hype with a new two-minute gameplay video that shows off the city landscape and combat. Watching it, it’s clear that this is still very much a work in progress, but there are some elements such as the power effects, sound design, and user interface that are quite appealing indeed.
And there are a few new screenshots for your eye-peepers to scope: