Banging beats and mad style.
Team Reptile has released its high speed projectile-fighting game, Lethal League Blaze, for PC this week. The game is set in Shine City, where the anti-gravity ball game has long been illegal. The group at this games centre are those who kept playing, dubbed the Lethal League. Even now, with their sport pushed underground, players and crews compete in the League for challenge and respect.
In the game, the goal is to beat your opponents with the ball. You can manipulate the ball to get the right angle and use your character’s special moves to surprise them. But every strike speeds up the ball or even doubles its speed, up to shatteringly extreme velocities. You can tag the ball to your color, but on those high speeds the tables are quickly turned. You can play locally with friends and foes, by yourself in the singleplayer modes or battle it out online.
Main features include:
- Up to 4 players: Play locally AND online with up to 4 players.
- Easy to pick up, hard to master gameplay: Start off simply hitting the ball faster and faster back and forth. Improve by learning how to use Smashes, Bunts and Special Abilities to your advantage. Then go further beyond with parries and countering with throws ending with the pure psychological goodness: taunts.
- Tons of unlockable extras and secrets: Unlock characters and their outfits as you play. New modes and stages are in there too and even the soundtrack can be unlocked to play at leisure.
- Play on your own: Step up to the plate by yourself and beat a series of opponents in the Arcade Mode to reach the beat-blasting bossfight. Then check out the event-based Story Mode that has you playing all sides of the going-downs in Shine City.
- Modes and options: Pick your preferred style of play like with HP, one-shot kill or points. And then there are game modes like Strikers, using goals, and something called Lethal Volley…
- Wicked Tracks: A Breakbeat, Hip-Hop and House soundtrack featuring the likes of Hideki Naganuma, Frank Klepacki, Pixelord, Bignic and of course Klaus Veen.
Lethal League Blaze is out now on Steam, but PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions are also on the way and will land in spring 2019.
Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.