A little upset that it is referred to as a launch trailer, it kind of ruins the great pun that could have made that title really pop. Oh well. The main thing to know is that Rocket Arena, developed by Final Strike Games, will be launching (see? not as good now that that word is taken) tomorrow, July 14.
For those who maybe missed the news, Rocket Arena was announced in June’s EA Play livestream.
According to the steam listing:
Rockets rule everything in Rocket Arena, an explosive 3v3 shooter where you’re never out of the action. Master your hero’s unique rockets and abilities to rule the arena and become a champion! Adapt your strategy with an ever-growing roster of diverse heroes with distinctive powers. Unearth new strategies and tactics based on your squad, explore a wide variety of dynamic maps, and discover the true depth of rocket gameplay.
As for the trailer, it’s an adorable cinematic that shows a world where everything is rocket powered (probably not legitimate lore) alongside a splash of gameplay.
The game (despite looks) isn’t a battle royale, and is instead a 3v3 arena shooter.
For an idea of game modes:
There’s more than one way to play. Dive into Knockout for classic 3v3 competitive action, or warm up first against RocketBots and test out your favorite combos. Compete to score goals in Rocketball, control zones in Mega Rocket, and go for the gold in Treasure Hunt. When you’re ready to go rocket-to-rocket with the best, dive into Ranked Play and show ‘em what you’re made of.
You can see it for yourself here and below:
While you might think Rocket Arena is trying to ride the Fortnite coattails (especially with the art style), that’s not exactly the case as EA isn’t giving up the game for free.
Rocket Arena is available starting tomorrow, July 14, for $29.99 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.