Epic Games has unleashed a new bit of gameplay footage for its rather amazing-looking MOBA Paragon, showing off some killer hero abilities.
The clip is short but rather sweet, and gives us a crash course in sci-fantasy chaos. We're introduced to six distinctly stylish characters and their deadly abilities, all of which can be combined for strategic synergies.
There's Howitzer, a robot that can spawn mini clones; Sparrow, the bow-shooting rogue who rains down a torrent of arrows on her foes; Gideon, who uses arcane magic to teleport across the map and slam down huge comets from cosmic rifts; Dekker, who wields a futuristic staff powered with electric doom that can trap enemies in a containment fence; Steel, a hulking automaton who can throw up huge defensive shields; and Grux, a rhino-slash-dino that wields dual clubs and unleashes fiery earth attacks.
If you're not familiar with Paragon, it's an upcoming third-person MOBA from the developers that brought such classics as Unreal Tournament and Gears of War. Paragon does have some shooter elements, but is a MOBA through-and-through, sporting dynamic competitive-based matches built around team-based tactical strategy. Built with Unreal Engine 4, the visuals are an enticing blend of sleek sci-fi, mystical sorcery, and raw brutality, following the traditional recipe for MOBAs.
The more I see of Paragon, the more I'm convinced that Epic Games has a winner on their hands. Paragon is slated to release sometime this year for PS4 and PC, and is currently in a closed alpha state, with paid Early Access coming in the Spring and an open beta slated for the Summer.