Publisher Happinet and developer Asakusa Studios announce DODGEBALL RISING
will enter early access
on Thursday, offering the chance to live your dream of being like Patches
O'Houlihan. This sports simulation is due for full release at some point next
year, and they direct us to the
official website to
keep tabs on the game's progress.
This trailer shows
off the five Ds of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge. Here are the
Japanese videogame publisher, Happinet, today announced that Dodgeball Rising
will launch in 2018 (TBA) for PC. Previously scheduled to enter Early Access on
Steam on Dec. 14, 2017, developer Asakusa Studios is rescheduling the title’s
anticipated PC debut to invest more time and resources towards creating the
ultimate showdown experience with full support from publisher Happinet.
Set in the Edo Period in Japan -- where swords and duels have been banned by the
government --Samurai, Ninja, and even Sushi Chefs, gather to settle conflicts
and disputes over a game of Dodgeball. With support for up to six-player
matches, a wide array of unique Dodgeball warriors from all walks of life,
simple controls, and engaging special moves, Dodgeball Rising brings the classic
schoolyard sport to life as never-before-seen.
A Remarkable Roster: Choose from 11 unique
Dodgeball warriors from all walks of life, including Samurai, Ninja, Sushi
Chefs, Kabuki Entertainers, Sumo Wrestlers, and more!
Offline and Online Multiplayer: Supports up
to three players for local co-op and up to six players in online battles via
2v2 and 3v3 team battles. AI players can be called in to fill empty slots.
Story Mode: Enter the Ultimate Imperial
Dodgeball Tournament in this singleplayer mode, and unique story for each
Amazing Specials: Build up your Rising
Gauge to unleash a variety of over-the-top special moves and attacks to
defeat your opponents.
Dodgeball Rising is now scheduled to launch in 2018 (TBA). Expect more
details as the title’s revised launch draws nearer.