Bandai Namco Games Announces Free-to-Play Arena Fighter Rise of Incarnates

By on April 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm
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After dabbling in the market with Tekken Revolution and Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, Bandai Namco Games is set to launch an original free-to-play title for PC later this year. Rise of Incarnates, an arena brawler in the same vein as Anarchy Reigns, is currently being developed by team members behind the company’s most popular fighting franchises.

While very little is known about the gameplay at this point in time outside of a 2-on-2 concept, the trailer and press release below shed some light on what players can expect to find in this interesting title.

Rise of Incarnates Press Release

BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. Brings an All New Franchise to Life for PCs

SAN JOSE; Calif., (April 22, 2014) – BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today announces an entirely new franchise, Rise of Incarnates. Forged by the creators of Tekken and SoulCalibur; unfettered 3D battles are about to be unleashed upon PC gamers. Rise of Incarnates is scheduled for release in the latter half of 2014 for PCs in the Americas.

Born from BANDAI NAMCO Games’ fighting game pedigree, the teams behind Tekken, SoulCalibur, and Gundam Extreme VS unite to bring Rise of Incarnates to life. Rise of Incarnates features ground-breaking 2 vs. 2 gameplay, a multitude of characters and roles, and battlegrounds throughout shattered yet accurately rendered real-world cityscapes. These diverse character types and roles, each with unique skills and powers, appeal to a variety of play-styles while accommodating expansive team dynamics and strategy. Players employ sharp reflexes, mental resolve, and strategic insight as they run, jump, and fly through 3D arenas, engaging in both close-quarters combat and long-range assaults.

Players take the role of “Incarnates”, humans that command untold mythical powers as they vie to avoid tragedy and reshape the course of their world. Due to their special abilities, Incarnates are both feared and loathed by the general population while being persecuted by the authorities that want to harness and use their power for their own nefarious needs. One day, a mysterious voice calls out to the Incarnates telling them the only way to avoid certain destruction is to destroy the “Sovereign of this era.” It is here that the battle for dominance amongst Incarnates begins and the fate of life on Earth hangs in the balance.

“As a new franchise, Rise of Incarnates represents the next big step in expanding BANDAI NAMCO’s footprint in the Free-to-Play gaming space,” said In Joon Hwang, Director of Digital Games at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “Having been built from the ground up, Rise of Incarnates contains the necessary attributes that create a rich and dynamic gaming environment that fans are sure to enjoy.”

Rise of Incarnates for PC is scheduled for release in the latter part of 2014. To learn more about Rise of Incarnates please visit: http://www.riseofincarnates.com/. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. go to:http://www.bandainamcogames.com/home.html.

Rise of Incarnates is set to launch on PC sometime in late 2014. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more details become available but, for now, feel free to check out the title’s official website for more information on signing up for the alpha test, a few of the characters, and the story they will take part in.

UPDATE – Some gameplay footage recently surfaced courtesy of Videogames Brasil and Game Informer has a write-up from their time with the game, both of which make the game seem very similar to Bandai Namco’s Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. series.

Source: Rise of Incarnates via NeoGAF, Videogames Brasil via NeoGAF, Game Informer via NaelAM