Play news Roles Champions: Release Date, Gameplay … we take stock of the Ubisoft game
Roller Champions, which was officially announced at E3 2019, has had an uneven production. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with the help of Winnipeg and Pune, the arcade-oriented sports software was first scheduled to arrive in 2020, before being pushed back to 2021. It’s finally in 2022 that this fun game of roller skating comes. Often compared to the Rocket League, the Ubisoft title also plays the card of simplicity for instant fun. It remains to be seen if he has the right formula to meet success as well. A few days before the release, we take stock of the Roller Champions.
- What are Roller Champions? What are the rules?
- What is specific about the gameplay?
- What happens in terms of game modes?
- Is it possible to personalize your athlete?
- What is its business model?
- When and on what machines will Roller Champions be available?
What are Roller Champions? What are the rules?
Roller Champions is an arcade-oriented sports game with rules and controls that are easy to learn so everyone can have fun quickly. It is designed for multiplayer and offers two teams of three athletes on roller skates to compete in a circular arena.. The principle is simple: you must catch a ball and then go through four gates located in the stadium, ensuring that your team retains ball possession. When the small carousel is finished, a target located high up opens. The player who manages to throw the ball inside offers a point to his team. The first team to score five points wins. But be careful, the more a team manages to run rounds at the stadium (by activating the 4 gates) before they score, the more points it scores. This means that if a team manages to make three full turns (12 gates activated), it will directly score 5 points when it puts the ball in the basket. Of course, if the opposing team intercepts the ball, the lap count is reset (and the goal closes).
What is specific about the gameplay?
Within the arena, where the six players fight for control of the ball, a handful of moves are available and must be performed according to the situations encountered. In the defense, a good little tackle from the families is strongly encouraged to make the opponent drop the ball. In attack, dodging, diving and of course passing allow you to avoid enemy attacks. At a high level, only teams that combine these techniques excellently will succeed in defeating their opponents. As the stadium court is curved, it is advisable to increase the speed down the hill slopes and deliver the ball using rebound on the walls. Finally, it is possible to lean on the back of a teammate. This has the effect of sending the avatar up into the sky and bringing it closer to the goal.
What happens in terms of game modes?
Roller Champions offers 5 game modes. The first is Training, which, as the name suggests, allows you to perfect your playing style in a special card composed of various obstacles. The second is Quick Match, where players at the same level compete through the matchmaker. Not surprisingly, custom games are also on the program to create your own sessions via multiple options (teams, bots, arena, voice chat). The fourth mode is Ranking games, to climb the ranks and go from “garage” to “elite champion”. Finally, game service requires, temporary modes will land regularly to keep fans interested.
Is it possible to personalize your athlete?
Yes, Roller Champions has an option that gives access to the customization of his avatar. Customization enthusiasts will be happy to know that they can change outfits (helmet, skates, gloves, jumpsuit), banners, titles, emotes and even special effects when scoring a goal.
What is its business model?
Ubisoft’s app is free to play. It is therefore free to download, but has elements in its universe that can be purchased for real money. When the Roller Champions goes live, it lands with a first season that will include a Roller Pass with 41 cosmetic rewards. Some items can be unlocked for free by playing the game, gaining fans and completing sponsorship challenges.
When and on what machines will Roller Champions be available?
Roller Champions coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S on May 25, 2022. Good news, Ubisoft’s title is cross-play and cross-progression. The French publisher specifies that his game will slide a little later on other platforms such as Switch, Stadia, Amazon Luna, iOS and Android.