Sunsoft celebrates four decades of fun with PSVR’s first-ever MOBA, Dark Eclipse
Nagoya-based publisher and developer Sunsoft has announced plans to release Dark Eclipse on the PlayStation VR on September 25, 2018. The game marks the first MOBA to find its way to Sony’s VR headset and celebrates the 40-year anniversary of the celebrated Japanese publisher and developer.
“With 40-years in the business, we’ve seen many gaming trends come and go, but few have been as exhilarating as VR’s expansion and mainstream acceptance,” said Shohei Sakakibara, Producer and Project Leader at Sunsoft. “Everyone at Sunsoft is enamored with this type of quick, strategic, multiplayer gameplay, so we brought our passion for the genre and combined the best characteristics of VR, MOBAs and RTS games into Dark Eclipse, a game that’s both familiar and eye-catchingly innovative.”
Dark Eclipse aims to strike a balance between core MOBA elements while tweaking conventional genre definitions. It’s a one-on-one battle to overcome your opponents’ teams that consist of 3 Leaders chosen from a 15 character roster of Heroes and Dominators, each with their own unique abilities. Leader characters are also able to make use of “Soldiers.” These grunts obey the players’ orders and kill on command.
The game is free-to-play and will feature free updates which will add new Leaders and offer adjustments to the game’s balance. Additionally, players will be able to purchase Starter Packs which offer purely cosmetic content such as skins and player icons. New Leaders can be purchased through Starter packs, however, all Leaders are also available to purchase in-game with currency earned through battle.
Stay tuned for more details on this exciting MOBA as the game’s release date approaches.