Bah gawd, that’s Iron Galaxy
If you’ve ever played a battle royale and thought the whole shooting thing was a little dry, there’s a new battle royale out today that should solve that and then some. Rumbleverse is live today, bringing chops, kicks, and high-flying throws to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.
If you haven’t seen it before, Rumbleverse is essentially a wrestling battle royale from Iron Galaxy, the studio behind games like Wreckateer and Divekick. The studio’s had a fair bit of experience working on fighting games, and it shows in Rumbleverse.
The 40-person grappler royale has players rush throughout a city, grabbing special magazines full of moves to then employ against other players. Melee weapons like bats and chairs are also in the mix, of course.
There’s a standard battle royale mode, or Solo Mode, as well as a recently revealed Duos Mode where players can team up. There’s also a Playground Mode, which will let users explore Grapital City at their own place. It’s kind of like the training room equivalent, for this wide world of wrestling.
Rumbleverse is free-to-play as well, and it has crossplay enabled. You can also form cross-platform parties for Duos, though you’ll need to add each other through the Epic Games Launcher to make that happen. The FAQ on Iron Galaxy’s site has an easy-to-follow rundown for how to make that happen.
While the game launches today, its first season kicks off next week on August 18, with a Battle Pass available for purchase then. There are also special bundles for Rumbleverse, if you want to start out with some extra cosmetics and shop bucks.