Rovio’s latest game isn’t another entry into the Angry Birds series. Rovio has decided to take to the high seas, and concentrate on naval warfare… in a way. Battle Bay is an impressive looking multiplayer game, that will certainly possess a lot of people interested in checking it. The sport has soft-launched in a few select regions and if you are in one of these areas, you are in luck. You are able to play what is certain to be Rovio’s next big hit.
I have to admit, I am much more of single-player campaign type of guy. However, as Supercell has shown us recently with the excellent Clash Royale, you can enjoy online gaming if it is done well. Granted, Clash Royale is a on a single, whereas Battle Bay may have multiple players, it appears as though it could be a large amount of fun to play, when the infrastructure is there for it to succeed. If someone has got the capacity for doing that, it’s Rovio.
“Face off against real opponents and own the waves in real-time battles – it’s sink or win. A real-time multiplayer battle areana in your wallet. Select a ship, slap some guns onto it and take to the tides together with your number of teammates to trounce live opponents in five-on-five contests of seafaring strategy and firepower.” – Rovio
Battle Bay Features:
- Mobile MOBA (Real-time PVP)
- Train your crew: Train your crew to unlock their talents to include perks for your and your teammates’ ships.
- Join a Guild: Chat with your guild when you battle, and hang a training course for the the surface of the guild leaderboard.
- Different classes of ships: Enforcer, Defender, Shooter, Speeder and Fixer
- Weapons, Armor Items and Abilities
- Strategic gameplay
As with all of Rovio’s games, the art direction and game design are superb. The character design and the ships are unique, as well as the abilities the ships happen to be given. When the controls are just right, this one could definitely be a winner. 5 vs 5 gameplay and joining a guild sounds like it may be quite engaging, consider getting your cool guild names ready.
Battle Bay has soft-launched in the following regions: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.
We are getting excited about playing this game. If you’re most of the regions listed above, you are in luck. I picture this is going to be a free-to-play title, as other Rovio games have become, but we’ll learn more as details are released. If you download it, let us know what you believe of it in the comments. We do not have a worldwide release date yet, but hopefully that isn’t too much in the future.
Battlebay (Playboard) | Battlebay (Play Store)