Today marks the launch on Archangel: Hellfire, a multiplayer expansion to the 2017 HTC Vive and Oculus Rift mech game. A launch trailer was put out to accompany the game’s release, and developer Skydance Interactive also revealed that the PvP portion of this expansion is already available for free.
The free version of the game is titled Archangel Hellfire ‘Enlist Free’ and is available all of the online stores that the base game is sold on. It lets players try the Team Deathmatch mode, which lets players choose from six mechs before diving into battle representing either the USFF or HUMNX.
Those who pick up the full version of Archangel: Hellfire will be able to play the game’s cooperative PvE mode, as well as the single player campaign. The celebrate the game’s launch, the developers have partnered with Opera Event to host a competitve PvP tournament called the Mech Ascent Championship. Players to rank high on the game’s leaderboards can create teams in order to fight for a $2,000 grand prize or $500 weekly prizes.
Peter Akemann, President of Skydance Interactive, had the following to say about finally releasing Archangel: Hellfire:
“The dream of VR is to allow people to be wholly absorbed in amazing new virtual experiences, and nothing is quite as exciting as piloting a massive six-story high mech and waging war with your friends. Through the team’s hard work and talent, they have fully realized that awesome experience,
Not only can gamers experience the compelling story campaign of Archangel, but they can put their piloting skills on the line in epic online competitive PvP and cooperative matches with pilots from all over the world.”
You can check out the game’s launch trailer below. Archangel: Hellfire is available now on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and you can pick it up on Humble Bundle. If you want to see DualShockers thoughts on the expansion, you can check out our preview.