The Battle Royale we've all been waiting for
Today, Microids has revealed details of Arkanoid Eternal Battle’s unique cross-play Battle Royale mode in a new trailer, as well as the content for the game’s Limited Edition package. Developed by talented studio Pastagames, Arkanoid Eternal Battle invites players to discover or rediscover the iconic block breaker in a fully modernized and revamped version where you can compete online with up to 25 players in the Eternal Battle mode.
Arkanoid Eternal Battle will launch October 27th, 2022. In North America, the retail versions will be available November 8th.
In the Eternal Battle mode, 25 players must compete in a scoring race where the winner is the very last one standing. Players have infinite lives, but beware! Losing the energy ball decreases your score by 10%, and players with the lowest score will be eliminated at regular intervals.
Don’t worry though. You can save yourself from elimination by taking advantage of a signature Arkanoid feature: special powers. You will be granted access to an assortment of abilities, depending on your position in the race. Each one amounts to a strategic game-changer that, when used at the right time, can bring your competitors’ game to a crashing halt!
Here is a sneak peek at the effects these game-changing powers can have:
- Glitching your opponents’ screen to obstruct their vision for a few seconds
- Temporarily reducing the size of your opponents’ ReVaus (ship) down 50%
- Speeding up your enemies’ energy ball, making it harder to catch during a limited time
When only 4 players are left, the Eternal Battle enters its final stage. Your opponent becomes none other than DOH himself. Hit him as many times as you can to score some juicy extra points. Every 45 seconds, DOH will get rid of the player with the lowest score, so be sure to keep up the pressure until the end of the match! The player with the highest score at the end of this phase faces DOH alone. If you manage to defeat him, you’ll win the game.
Those who want to go all-in on Arkanoid Eternal Battle can snag the Limited Edition, which packs in the following goodies:
- The full game for PS5, PS4 or Nintendo Switch
- A 3D lenticular
- A 16-page instructions booklet
- The original soundtrack (digital format)
- A sheet of stickers
- Exclusive in-game bonuses
Additionally, players who pre-order the retail version at participating retailers will get the Space Scout Pack, a set of exclusive digital bonuses including a dedicated in-game Arkanoid background and a series of frame layouts.