Today, Cambridge based studio Jagex launched their latest game in Ace of Spades. To say that this has been eagerly anticipated is selling it short as 500,000 people pre-registered in the four weeks leading up to launch. It has been described as a Minecraft/Team Fortress 2 crossover, and that seems pretty apt when you look at some gameplay.
In the game, players can build fortifications, or dig trenches, in order to complete their objective and eliminate the other team. Battle takes place on randomly generated maps, but Ace of Spades does contain a map editor. The PC title will launch with four distinct classes, each with their own specific play-style.
- Commando: This one man army carries things that go boom! With all brawn and some brains, the Commando is a heavy weapons specialist that will rain destruction down on anyone foolish enough to get in his way.
- Marksman: An expert in covert operations, once the Marksman gets you in his sights you better hope he doesn’t pull that trigger, he has razor sharp accuracy and distance is no object.
- Rocketeer: Catch him if you can! With his jet pack the Rocketeer will be getting into all the best tactical locations, ready to ambush you from on high! Once he’s taken out his target he’ll fly off and wait for the next unsuspecting victim.
- Miner: The Miner is the tunnelling king and an expert at crossing enemy lines undetected! If you don’t post a look out he might just collapse your defences without ever having presented a target for you to fire at.
As well as that, there are a number of different game-modes for you to get to grips with;
- Demolition – Destroy the enemy’s base before they destroy yours.
- VIP – Protect the VIP.
- Occupation – Defend your base from the opposition, then switch roles and try and plant a bomb in the opposition’s base.
- Multi–Hill – Both teams fight to control changing hill points.
- Team Deathmatch – Kill more than the other team. Nice and simple.
- Zombie Mode – Survive the Zombie attack. Get killed by one, you become one.
Chief Marketing Officer at Jagex David Solari said, “It has been a long time since I have been this excited about a game launch and we really cannot wait to welcome players into the battle. It’s been wonderful seeing the community grow and get behind Ace of Spades and we were blown over by having 500,000 registrations for the game in such a short space of time. With Ace of Spades we have something which is unique, challenging and fun so let battle commence!”
With the popularity of Runescape and the upcoming Transformers Universe MMO, the UK based developer has earned their right to be respected in the PC space. You can pick up Ace of Spades right now on Steam for £6.99/€7.99/$9.99.
Ace of Spades is available now for Windows PC (via Steam)