It’s been a long time since our last update, we’ve got pretty good reason though! Ever since Ultimate Arena left Early Access we’ve been discussing ways to expand upon the game and improve its current feature set and today I get to share with you our plans for how we’ll be moving forward.
ULTIMATE ARENA: SHOWDOWN is arriving on Steam Early Access for $4.99 in January. Owners of the first game will be able to pick it up at a nice discount. We’ll have more info on that before release.
There’s a few questions to be answered, the first of which is why we are choosing to make a sequel to the original game instead of changing the current version. We have a brand new engine powering Ultimate Arena, for the first time you’ll be able to view things in not 1, not 2, but 3 entire dimensions (a 50% increase over the original).
Characters will be able to be designed in our new creator and users will be able to upload new clothes and accessories that can be accepted into the game via the Steam Workshop. We think people will get a lot more mileage out of character creation now that you’ll be able to actually see what they’re doing and what they look like.
As you might be able to guess, these changes are a little too big in scope for our original engine to handle. If you’re a fan of the original we have a treat for you as well. Behind the scenes we’re working on a patch to make it 100% complete and clean up some of the bugs that have found their way in over the years. It’s our thanks to you for being great fans and making Ultimate Arena a Steam bestseller.
When we launch in January, ULTIMATE ARENA: SHOWDOWN is going to feature a mode we’re calling “Classic Mode”. Classic Mode is the simulation you’ve come to know and love, but made better with 3D action and more options than ever. The real treat is a little further down the road. In March we’re adding “Minigame Rumble” where fistfights are replaced with minigames. Your dream of Donald Trump vs Kim Jong Un beating each other to the death with oversized hammers will soon be reality. With Minigame Rumble we also get to address a major feature request: you’ll finally be able to play as a character in the arena. In fact, you’ll be able to play Minigame Rumble with up to 4 people on the same screen. We know you’ll love it, and we’re especially looking forward to the incredible content that the community is known for.
We’re working on getting more details ready, you’ll be hearing from us really soon!
President of Triverske