505 Games and Roll7 Team Up to Redefine the Arcade Genre with
Fast-Paced, Exhilarating Online Competition for Everyone
London, UK, 9th June 2017 – 505 Games announced today a partnership with BAFTA-winning indie dev magicians Roll7 on Laser League, a fast and fun original multiplayer arcade game. Known for the award-winning OlliOlli series and NOT A HERO, Roll7 bring their trademark addictive gameplay to an original vision of near-future competition. With up to 4 v. 4 intense online or local multiplayer mode with friends, Laser League’s frenetic yet intuitive matches are easy to play but difficult to master, in a throwback to the heyday of gaming’s more approachable arcade action.
“We have admired and enjoyed Roll7’s work from a far ever since the first OlliOlli game,” said Tim Woodley, senior vice president of brand and marketing, 505 Games. “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 Teaser Trailer
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.
“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 Simon Bennett, director at Roll7. “The (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.”
Laser League will be part of the Early Access program on Steam beginning this summer, followed by a launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018. Players can sign up now for the chance to be part of the upcoming beta test and Early Access here: www.laserleaguegame.com .
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About 505 Games
505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.
Publishing highlights in premium games include PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, Assetto Corsa, ABZÛ, Virginia, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include Rocket League, Stardew Valley, Dead by Daylight and Don’t Starve. Upcoming titles include Indivisible (from the development team behind Skullgirls), and Koji Igarashi’s next project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. It works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com .
Roll7 are a multi-award winning independent games studio based in London. Founded in 2008 as a digital agency, the team developed a number of games, applications and campaigns for clients, however began work on original IP in 2012. Roll7 is best known for skateboarding series OlliOlli, which won a BAFTA for Best Sports Game. In 2015 the studio released pixel shooter NOT A HERO to rave reviews and immediate cult status.
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