Chomping at the bit for the next Skyworld game? Vertigo Games and Vive Studios recently showed off some new footage of the upcoming VR card-battler Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl in action, and it seems they’re hoping to take it to new heights in the burgeoning VR esports scene.
Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl is a game where you collect and upgrade dozens of cards to build a battle deck. You cast spells, raise armies, spend mana, etc. It’s an online multiplayer, and is basically an outgrowth from the original Skyworld’s ‘General Battle’ real-time strategy mini-game.
It seems the cross-platform title is being positioned as a potential esport too, as the studio contracted former Machinima producer & esports announcer Shayan Tamayo to commentate on a mock championship battle that shows off a head-to-head, best out of three fight.
To that tune, Vertigo Games has partnered with the Virtual Athletics League to launch a Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl arcade tournament in late April. The studio is putting up a “slew of prizes,” including an HTC Vive Pro, for the winner.
From April 2nd to April 8th, participating arcades will be able to operate the PvP game at no cost in preparation for the inaugural tournament, which ought to reel in interest.
The game is slated to arrive on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows VR headsets, and Vive Focus on April 2nd, which includes cross-platform multiplayer. A version for Vive Focus Plus is said to launch at some point later this year.
The game will be priced at $10 with a 15% discount available during launch week.