OlliOlli and Not A Hero developer Roll7 is back with a new game, and it’s quite the departure from past offerings. Called Laser League, the game is a futuristic combat sport that has eight players battling it out in teams of four. Offering up online and local play, players will battle for control of nodes while attempting to avoid lasers.
Here’s how Roll7 describes the premise:
In Laser League, the exhilarating, high-octane contact sport of 2150, players battle against the opposition for control of nodes that bathe the arena in deadly light. Evading rival colored beams, teams attempt to fry their opponents with speed, strength and strategy. Special offensive and defensive abilities, as well as game-changing power-ups on the arena floor, provide an edge at the crucial moment. Like all great sports, it is accessible and immediately understandable, but rewards dedication with deceptively complex strategic possibilities.
The first sneak peak at the gameplay can be seen below:
Roll7 director Simon Bennett remarked upon the game’s very different visual style from previous titles. “It’s awesome to step outside of our ‘house style’ to develop a far bigger 3D experience that we think will redefine a genre,” said Bennett. “he (much bigger) team here at Roll7 are hyped to get Laser League into people’s hands as soon as possible, then work with the community to fine-tune the experience before launch.”
505 Games will be publishing the four-on-four multiplayer game. “We have admired and enjoyed Roll7’s work from afar ever since the first OlliOlli game,” explained Tim Woodley, the company’s senior vice president of brand and marketing. “When we saw the first prototype for Laser League, we could already feel that all-too-rare ‘just one more go’ impulse. We jumped at the chance to help Roll7 take their proven studio to the next level and realize their ambitions for Laser League.”
Laser League will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2018. It’ll come to Early Access on Steam later this Summer.