Skydance Interactive released Archangel, a VR arcade-shooter revolving around mechs, last year for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Today, the game’s developers revealed Archangel: Hellfire, a large update coming to the base game in June that will add off-rails multiplayer.
Archangel: Hellfire will bring both a PvP competitive Team Deathmatch mode and a cooperative PvE mode to the base game. Team Deathmatch battles will be 2v2, with players either representing the United States Free Forces or the evil HUMNX corporation. Meanwhile, Archangel: Hellfire’s Cooperative mode will have players fighting off hordes of enemies.
In order to flesh out the game’s multiplayer experience, four new maps will be added to the game in this update. In addition, Archangel: Hellfire will bring six new mechs into the mix; these giant robots are divided into three different classes, and each have unique abilities and weapons. The game’s cockpit controls will also be slightly reworked in order to make combat flow smoother.
Peter Akemann, President of Skydance Interactive, had the following to say about the Archangel: Hellfire multiplayer update:
“Archangel: Hellfire will deliver the most intense and immersive multiplayer mech combat that players have ever experienced. The team is working hard to bring the player-versus-player off-rails combat that fans have been asking for, and really embody that fantasy of piloting a giant building-sized mech. And with the free team PvP multiplayer experience, all VR gamers will soon have a chance to hop into the cockpit and prove their mettle.”
According to Skydance Interactive, Archangel: Hellfire will release on June 28, with its Team Deathmatch mode even being available for free for a limited time. That being said, those who already own Archangel on PC will be able to try this PvP mode out early. Beginning May 25, Archangel owners can participate in Early Access Battle Training and play the game’s Team Deathmatch mode four weeks before anyone else.
You can check out the first teaser trailer for this multiplayer update below alongside some new screenshots. Archangel: Hellfire is poised to launch on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift June 28, though owners of the base game will gain Early Access to the update’s Team Deathmatch mode on May 25.