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WARDENS RISING PC PREVIEW

Wardens Rising is a fast-paced PVE action shooter with MOBA-style base defense that delivers a novel experience that you’ll have to check out for yourself. In Wardens Rising you will play as heroes in an elite fighting force assembled to save humanity from massive invasions by interdimensional enemies.

Players must protect energy cores across the realm from 100’s enemies in a single battle by using their special abilities, building and upgrading defense towers, and deploying tactical items on-the-fly.

Between invasions players can upgrade their abilities and stats as well as unlock and upgrade new content to equip in their technology loadout. The isometric perspective helps you see what’s happening in the battlefield and plan out a defense towers and deploy tactical items liketraps, walls, healing, teleporters and more!

Each hero class has a set of special abilities, core ranged attack and an “ultimate” + their customizable loadout of technology that includes towers, items, and a SPEC companion – all of which can be upgraded.

Currently 6 classes are planned for initial release including a Soldier, Elemental Master, Shinobi, Engineer, Hunter, and one that is TBA. You can upgrade your hero’s core statistics and abilities overtime with victory points that you earn through success in defeating invasions.

Protecting the Synthesis Energy Core is the primary goal of this game. Each of the 25+ maps have a Core that needs protecting which also give heroes the energy needed to build and upgrade defense towers as well as to deploy their tactical items.

Which defense towers you build, where to build towers, and how you upgrade towers can be the difference between victory and defeat. Each defense tower has a unique attack ability and 3 upgrade paths.

At any time during battle, provided you have the resources, you can upgrade a tower’s range, armor, or special attack ability. Enemy invaders will attack your precious towers, so it is best to keep a close eye on how their doing and repair them with your SPEC before they are destroyed.

The SPEC companions are tech-energy hybrid lifeforms that help you provide critical support between battles. Player must choose the right SPEC to suit their playstyle or the invasion they will face.

As you fight, you’ll need to decide how and when to command your SPEC based on three roles. There is a unique but simple risk vs. reward mechanic with SPEC command, but your decisions can have a big impact on the battle’s outcome.

As you successfully defeat invasions, you will earn victory points for upgrading your hero as well as unlocking new regions and cores to defend.

SPEC stats are also upgradable; while in battle your SPEC can collect interdimensional energy used on The Forge to unlock new technology, upgrade existing tech, upgrade SPECs, and to “charge” interdimensional artifacts that sometimes drop after a successfully defeating an invasion.

Aside from the core campaign-mode invasions across 25+ maps, the game modes currently planned include procedurally generated invasions, endless mode, liberate mode and create mode – which will allow players to create their own invasions!

The are no plans for PvP currently, but the Big Moxi team is considering this for future expansions. Developers plan to allow public or private hosted multiplayer sessions; so if your friends aren’t online you can meet new ones by joining or hosting public sessions.