Bethesda has revealed an intriguing entry in the free-to-play arena. Dubbed BattleCry, the class-based multiplayer action game will pit rival teams against each other in 32-player skirmishes. The PC title is in development at BattleCry Studios, which was formed in 2012 to tackle the project. The studio is helmed by BioWare Austin co-founder Rich Vogel, and Viktor Antonov of Dishonored fame is behind the art direction. Antonov's influence is certainly evident in the initial trailer:
There's no gameplay footage, but I dig the overall vibe. BattleCry should have style, if nothing else.
The official site has more details, including information on a few of the factions and classes that will be available in the beta scheduled for 2015. The game is set in a world without gunpowder, which makes for some interesting weapons—and plenty of melee action.
More will be revealed at the E3 gaming convention in early June. BattleCry will be available to play at the show, and hopefully, we'll get a glimpse of it in action. I'm intrigued so far, though. This looks like it could be a beautiful brawler.