30-player battle royale Hunter’s Arena hits PS4, PS5 August 3

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30-player battle royale Hunter’s Arena hits PS4, PS5 August 3

The magic-and-melee-infused brawler joins next month's PlayStation Plus lineup.

Greetings, Hunters!

I’m Sanha, Project Manager at Mantisco, and our team is excited to officially reveal new PS5 footage of Hunter’s Arena in today’s State of Play.

30-player battle royale Hunter’s Arena hits PS4, PS5 August 3

Hunter’s Arena takes you to a beautifully crafted ancient East Asian world where you play as a Hunter who must fight deadly demons as well as each other to survive in the one-of-a-kind melee battle royale. During your journey, you must master skills of swordplay and martial arts to defeat everything that tries to claim your life. So, grab your sword and brace yourself as we take a deeper look at the threats lurking in the dangerous and mystical world of Hunter’s Arena.

Your ultimate goal in Hunter’s Arena is to fight your way through 30 other players and prove yourself as the deadliest Hunter. You must always plan out strategies before diving straight into the action – stay cautious, as at any moment you could become the hunted in this unyielding world.

As shown in State of Play, you will always find yourself in the middle of the action. Instead of engaging in PvP fights right away, you can encounter and slay ancient demons to collect loot and grow stronger. We recommend that you take your time exploring and battling demons, as each has distinct fighting patterns and drops unique rare items.

Each time you enter the arena, you will be able to choose from 17 different Hunters. I recommend that you try out different Hunters as they range from close range to long range. Close range Hunters can deal great amount of damage if you manage to close the gap between you and the enemy. Few of them even have abilities to pull enemies towards them or create shockwaves that will draw enemies to a spot. Long range Hunters are perfect for kiting enemies from a distance. However, even though projectiles deal large damage, it will require practice to perfectly land them in fast paced fights.  

There are three modes available in Hunter’s Arena: Solo, Trio, and Tag Match.

Solo

Solo mode is a 30-player free for all where your skills as the ultimate hunter will be tested. You will experience boundless freedom as you won’t be forced to constantly battle other players to claim your victory. Instead, you will be given the freedom to explore dungeons and hunt dangerous boss demons to collect loot and grow stronger. Another interesting element is that you can temporarily team up with other players to hunt down a strong boss demon. It’s all mind games from here: As soon as you finish off your foe by working together, it will become a life or death battle for precious loot.

Trio

In Trio mode, you will enter the arena along with your friends or other players as a team of three. You will face harder battles as trio composition comes in play in Trio mode. Communicate with your teammates before the match starts to include Hunters with different abilities to successfully coordinate your fight. For example, Gyeonjo can be utilized to keep ally Hunters safe by providing shields and being able to muscle his way through enemy projectiles. Jun, my favorite Hunter, can pull enemies in from afar — a great way to weaken enemy trios.

Tag Match

Lastly, Tag Match is a special mode where we put your survival skills aside and compete solely based on your skills of swordplay and martial arts. You will enter the arena with two Hunters of your choice and go face to face with your opponent until one defeat the other. It is very similar to traditional fighting games and acts as a place for you to show off your combos and fighting techniques. The core element of Tag Match is about how well you know your Hunter’s abilities to string your combos and make fast decisions to enemy’s attack. So, if you feel that you are ready, take your fight to Tag Match and climb the rankings to become the deadliest Hunter of all.

I would also like to share few combat strategies that can be useful on your hunt.

Drop Strike

This is a deadly move that strikes the enemy from high grounds. By successfully using Drop Attack, you can ambush unexpecting enemies from above and deal massive damage. Locate an enemy underneath you, carefully time your strike, then launch yourself to get

Quickstep

Quickstep is an essential move that separates a rookie hunter from a master hunter. Quickstep is quick dash that can be used either offensively or defensively. If you are too far away from your enemy, you can use Quickstep to get up close and personal with your opponent. You can also utilize Quickstep to evade enemy skills and reposition yourself to turn the fight around.

Slipstream

Slipstream is a small air stream that is created behind a running Hunter. You can run faster in someone else’s Slipstream, which is useful for chasing down an enemy running away from a battle. If you find a Slipstream, you can follow it to guide yourself to an unsuspecting enemy.

Our team is thrilled to announce Hunter’s Arena is one of August’s PlayStation Plus titles, both for PS4 and PS5*. We’re so excited to finally be able to share the game with you, and we hope that you will enjoy the action-packed world we created for you. Head on to the merciless battlefield by yourself or grab your friends to have an epic fight like you have never experienced before. We will see you again soon, Hunters!

*PlayStation Plus is an ongoing subscription with recurring fees until cancelled. Age restrictions apply. See here for full terms & conditions. PlayStation Plus monthly games are available to play for the duration of your subscription only.

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  • This actually looks interesting. Never thought I would be intrigued by a battle royale and great that it’s free on PS plus. Can’t wait to play

  • Is this a joke? The game sucks. This will be one of if not the worst game ever on Plus.

    • These games is not what the gaming industry needs and people just accept it well I don’t I play actual games not trash

  • Well I sure hope the rest of the August PS+ lineup is better than this. So tired of Battle Royale games

    • Just hope and pray that they give two other games and not this as ps5 and ps4 and one other. As they are giving th ps4 and ps5 version of the game next month and you know they will pull a we are giving you three games two ps4 and one ps5 it does not matter that ps5 is the same as ps4

  • Elite_GamerGT85

    Man I’ll be the odd man out as much flak Sony has gotten the past week or to about Indie devs being treated bad, Sony showcased a bunch of really good interesting Indie games that I’m looking forward too. And on top of that Hunters Arena Legends Day and Date on PS Plus? I’m game.

  • TheMultiversity

    This game is literally dead on PC (2 players playing the last hour!) and it still hasn’t left Early Access on Steam. Don’t try to sell it here as the new gold standard of Battle Royales.

  • Perfect comes out on my bday

  • Worst game of the show gets a PS+ release, of course… -_- So far I have surprisingly loved PS+ on PS5 with Control and Plague Tale (gotten more out of it with those than I did during the entire PS4 generation) but if it’s dropping down to this quality again I won’t stick around for long anymore. Gaming has gotten way too expensive as it is.

  • Lost me at Battle Royale.

  • Real gamers don’t play battle royal irreverent trash games only casuals

  • I am glad this will be on PS+ because it is the type of game I like to try out but I don’t stick with any online PvP / Battle Royale game long term.

  • This game looks so beautiful, but if it has no at least 27 trophies , i wont wasting my time playing it. Played virtua fighter last month 31 minutes only no more no less and removed that game forever because of 13 trophies, legendary yakuza studio dissapoint me. But thanks for bring best game Yakuza series!!! God bless you in there.600 700 trophies in all yakuza games youre the #1

    • Bruh you serious you worried about trophies I like earning trophies but less than 27 trophies 🏆 how pathetic are you really do you even trophy hunt

    • A alot trophies , A a lot fun, less trophies less fun … That’s why they are very important too me. Without fun game has no sense. So black ops 4 means more fun than plague . 103 trophies VS 36 trophies lol. Or plague has better fun than virtua fighter 5 , due 13 trophies vs 36 its all about fun

  • So before xbox360 ps3 games where not fun cause the original Xbox ps1 ps2 had zero achievements/trophies so if they stop putting trophies in games which they won’t but if they did would you stop gaming

    • Well, obviously there’s also no fun switch games either.

      Weirdly PC games are only “fun” if you buy them from stores with achievements.

      If you buy the exact same game elsewhere it becomes devoid of fun and unplayable. 😂

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