Internal studio conflict over shooting mechanics puts fate of Mighty Battles in question; video of fight to be releasedp>Vancouver, British Columbia – November 8, 2017 – Hothead Games, developer and publisher of the highly successful Kill Shot franchise, confirmed today that a mighty battle between two warring factions within the studio has derailed development of its upcoming game, Mighty Battles, putting the launch of the multiplayer battle arena shooter in question. A video of the fight will be released when the game comes out next week, assuming it still does. The game was originally scheduled for release on iOS and Android on November 16th.
The battle started from a debate over shooting mechanics in the game. One side insists that guns should fire automatically, freeing players up to focus on strategically deploying their units and defending their bases. The other side, however, is adamant that players want to fire their guns manually by tapping targets, so that they can feel the thrill of shooting at enemy targets. Neither side seems willing to compromise.
“Those guys are crazy!” said Hothead’s blue team leader, WARHELM, in a statement not fit for publication. “It’s pretty obvious that this game was meant to have automatic firing.”
But red team leader, RAGE KAGE, disagreed, arguing that you can’t call a game a “shooter” if the player doesn’t actually have to shoot. The argument got so heated that WARHELM reportedly threw a printer at RAGE KAGE, and things escalated from there. The Producer on Mighty Battles, Peter Jones, had to step in, ultimately deciding to give players the choice of automatic or manual touch shooting. When that didn’t appease WARHELM and RAGE KAGE, Mr. Jones insisted that the two settle their differences “Hothead-style,” with a head-to-head “Mighty Battle” on November 16th.
The battle between WARHELM and RAGE KAGE will take place in the game’s Bricktopia region, which is set in the downtown core, a skyscraper-ridden city dedicated to the hall of fame rocket launching unit, Brick.
Hothead also released details about other regions in the game, including:
Division 3 - Rolling Tundra
A frigid wasteland awaits you. Avoid frostbite by finishing off your opponents quick!
Division 5 - Napalm Valley
Played out in the aftermath of a previous Mighty Battle, this bit of scorched earth will really turn up the heat.
Division 6 - Sunken Sealab
Take a trip under the sea to the "Sunken Sealab," where tanks and helicopters aren't your only threats.
Battle it out while sharks and whales watch on in wonder. This time, you're in the aquarium.
Division 7 - Bricktopia
Battle it out amidst the sprawling skyscrapers in the downtown core of Bricktopia, dedicated to the Mighty unit, Brick. The man, the myth, the legend.
Players can pre-register to be among the first to play Mighty Battles and earn exclusive founders items such as currency and unit chests at www.mightybattlesgame.com .
A trailer video is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAPuyl7gJV0
About Hothead Games
Hothead Games is one of Canada's largest independent game studios. Founded back in 2006, when our Hotheads barely had cold feet, our goal was nothing less than total world domination. We continue to strive for entertainment in all things, including our award-winning mobile game catalog, our company culture, and even this self-aggrandizing boilerplate that you're reading right now. For more information, visit www.hotheadgames.com .
©2017 Hothead Games Inc., Hothead, and Mighty Battles are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hothead Games Inc., all rights reserved. All third party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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