Pearl Abyss announces
a shift in focus for
their free-to-play PvP game. They are setting aside the game's 1v40 battle
royale gameplay in favor of a trio mode with 3v3 combat which sounds more like a
MOBA. Here are the details:
The change comes after an extensive review of
player feedback during early access, which has given the developers the
opportunity to give its players exactly what they’re asking for: more strategic
and cooperative gameplay. The biggest change is a dramatic shift in scope, with
the new “Trio Mode” narrowing combat into 3v3 battles, where each teammate has a
clearly defined role.
Additionally, Pearl Abyss has outlined distinct Hero roles on the team: each
hero in Shadow Arena now falls into three distinct categories, with more
specific team roles that facilitate teamwork, strategy and a co-operative focus.
- Brawler: Has high life/defense skills and uses strong crowd
control and rush skills to lead battles, but is limited in attack range.
Brawler Heroes include: Schultz, Goyen, Jordine Ducas
- Dealer: A fast and mobile class with high damage skills but has
low HP and defense stats. Dealer Heroes include: Yeonhwa, Haru, Orowen, Ahon
- Support: Focused on buffs and healing party members, but is not a
strong 1v1 combatant. Support Hero includes: Herawen