Versus: Battle of the Gladiator Releases Gameplay Trailer

Graphically, Versus: Battle of the Gladiator looks pretty cool. Versus will be an online action melee-based competitive game, developed by South Korean indie devs, Netker.

versus 2I don’t know what’s going on, but Steam Greenlight has had a few quality games that have been submitted recently. Versus: Battle of the Gladiator stood out from a lot of the other games that were in the Greenlight list for this week. The first thought that ran through my mind when I saw the game was Gunz: The Duel, but with swords, and of course Vindictus (also called Mabinogi Heroes for some of you).

Of course it doesn’t appear to have the acrobatic combat from Gunz, but something about the way the team ran through the doors of the opening sequence in the below trailer brought back memories of a certain Colosseum stage from Gunz: The Duel.

The graphics in my opinion are quite impressive, and filled with gore and bloody dismemberment that will make battles feel gritty and hardcore. The developers also say that it will have a non-targeting system for their combat system, so you won’t be able to get quick and easy kills by locking on and killing your opponent — which is actually something that I love in PVP melee games. Take a look at the Gameplay trailer to see all of the cool melee-based action for yourself.

Versus : Battle of the Gladiator – Greenlight Trailer

Vote us on Steam Greenlight – —— Versus is a gladiatorial PvP action game with brutal non-targeting melee combat. You’re a slave gladiator captured by Claderan empire, the conqueror of the world. Fight alone, or team up other players in bloody gladiatorial battle to prove your strength.

Versus: Battle of the Gladiator will also feature about seven different combat styles, each with unique skills and abilities. Another cool feature is that they say they will have realistic armor that can be destroyed. I am hoping that this means that if you keep targeting someone’s leg, you could destroy the armor and possibly cut it off; if it works the way I think it does, that could create a lot of cool team combat strategies.

Just to put icing on the cake, the developers also say on their new Steam Greenlight page, that there will be hundreds of different weapons and armor sets that you can obtain, and the equipment will also be craftable and modifiable as you progress through the game.

Versus: Battle of the Gladiator will offer up to 16 players in a bloody free-for-all deathmatch, or team vs team battles. Last but not least, I appreciate that there will also be an assault mode where players can team up together to take on powerful boss battles, as well as a horde mode to fight off waves of enemies. Sound cool? It does to me!

Head on over to Versus: Battle of the Gladiator Steam Greenlight page and cast your vote if you would like to see it get accepted, or you can also visit the official website to learn more about the game.


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3 thoughts on “Versus: Battle of the Gladiator Releases Gameplay Trailer

  1. Off-topic: I happened to see a video of Jon Tron raging at Blizzard screwing up World of Warcraft and then shutting down a popular non-profit original WoW private server that posed no threat to them.

    I don’t know if it’s something you’d want to write about, but I think it’s a good example of how game companies nowadays often don’t give a damn what their fans and customers really want.

    That response from Blizzard telling the guy asking about older versions that what he thinks he wants isn’t really what he wants… what a colossal prick.

      1. Thanks. I remember seeing an article somewhere about the private server being shut down, but can’t clearly recall where I saw it. I hope it wasn’t here!

        It probably was here, though.

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