And as you buckle up ahead of launch, creator WhiteMoon Dreams offers five tips for survival in the arena
Greetings pilots, aces and rocket loving space weirdos! This is Matt, proud member of WhiteMoon Dreams and Starblood Arena‘s community manager (you may have even kicked my butt on occasion during our community events). It’s a big day for our studio and our amazing partners Sony’s San Diego Studio. The StarBlood Arena demo is available tomorrow, for free on PlayStation Store!
I thought I’d use this post to shed some light on the demo’s offerings, fun things to look out for and also throw in some pro tips for the arena. Drumroll please…
The tutorial will help get you off the ground, but I’ve also got some major keys to drop that will have you owning the arena in no time:
1. Use your head
One of the unique elements of gaming in VR is the ability to not only use your controller, but your PS VR headset as well to aim. Starblood Arena makes use of this head tracking technology, so wherever you choose to look – you can shoot!
2. Lock on
The pilots of Starblood Arena come equipped with many lock-on weapons that will seek out enemies and destroy them. Just make sure your reticle stays focused on your enemy long enough for a lock-on ring to appear around them, then fire away for devastating results!
3. ABDM – Always Be Dropping Mines
Don’t forget to make use of your mines. The more you drop, the more havoc you will wreak! Mines stay active until they’re blown up – so drop them often for maximum carnage. Warning: this will make the arena extremely dangerous.
4. Use your boost
Use your boosters to quickly get in and out of confrontations. Boost time is limited, but it recharges automatically – so time your escapes and attacks with that in mind.
5. In the secondary we trust
Your secondary weapon is your friend! In the case of your demo pilot, Alice, you’ll pull out a vicious grenade launcher. Pound your enemies with a grenade barrage then finish them off your primary and missiles for maximum results.
Other things of note
Now that you know how to handle yourself in combat, don’t forget to stop and smell the gun powder! Take your time and have a look around the arena. A couple fun things to pay attention to are:
The pilots of SBA – Although Alice is the only playable pilot in the demo, you can still browse through all 9 pilots and check out their stats and animations.
Watch TikTakToh fail at building a human pyramid:
Or Dregg throw some of his world famous “Whatever” attitude at you:
Keep in mind that Starblood Arena is an inter-galactic bloodsport, being broadcast live for your entertainment! Take a moment to enjoy the digital billboards, powered by the money grubbing sponsors of SBA:
This is just a small taste of what the Starblood Arena experience has to offer, but don’t take our word for it, go play the demo!
Before you turbo boost out of this post, I’d like to offer one more big thanks to our partners at Sony for helping carry the vision of Starblood Arena into reality. PS VR is a very exciting platform to develop for and we’re honored to be a part of this emerging community.
Contact us everywhere on social media @WhiteMoonDreams if you have feedback, questions or feel lonely.