Take a “First Look” at Heavenstrike Rivals

heavenstrike logoSquare Enix is showing off a new video today for their upcoming free-to-play mobile RPG Heavenstrike Rivals. Currently in open beta across a number of countries, this video features Paul Croft from Mediatonic and Masanori Ichikawa of Square Enix, detailing some of the basic gameplay features players can expect when the game launches later this month.

Check out the full video and press release contained below for more info.

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LOS ANGELES (February 17, 2015) ? In anticipation of the global launch of the brand new tactical RPG multiplayer HEAVENSTRIKE RIVALS? later this month, Square Enix Inc. today released a first look video featuring Paul Croft from MEDIATONIC and Masanori Ichikawa of SQUARE ENIX. DetailingHEAVENSTRIKE RIVALS basic features, the video also includes a concept movie showcasing the unique in-game world.

Currently in open beta in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia,HEAVENSTRIKE RIVALS releases worldwide later this month.

Developed as a brand new IP for mobile platforms, HEAVENSTRIKE RIVALS was created and brought to life through partnership between SQUARE ENIX and UK based developers MEDIATONIC Ltd., (Amateur Surgeon). The project has had a collaborative approach with Japan-based Yumiru Corporation supporting development ? keeping it in the SQUARE ENIX family. The game also features characters designed by Ryoma Ito (FINAL FANTASY? TACTICS ADVANCE) and music by Ryo Yamazaki (FINAL FANTASY XIV).

In HEAVENSTRIKE RIVALS, players enter a war-torn world on the brink of extinction and embark on an epic adventure full of simple, yet highly immersive, tactical battles. The once-prosperous aerial kingdom of Lunnain lays in tatters, assaulted from above by the Fallen – ruthless nightmare monsters that seek only complete destruction. But the people of Lunnain will not take their fate lying down, and their strike back at the heavens starts now.

The new HEAVENSTRIKE RIVALS battle system has been designed especially for mobile devices ? it?s intuitive and easy to learn, but allows the player to unearth deep strategic possibilities, quick-entry player-vs-player combat and hundreds of unique characters to collect, grow and evolve. Moreover, players must fight their way to the top of the game?s leaderboards for heavenly global domination.

Game Features:

  • Battle against players across the world in real time in simple, yet deep, tactical battles ? all built especially for mobile devices
  • Collect and train more than 200 fully-animated units
  • Embark on an epic quest across Lunnain to save the legendary Seven Sisters
  • Climb the Sacred League to earn epic rewards
  • Take part in regular events and weekend Arena competitions
  • Play with characters designed by Ryoma Ito (FINAL FANTASY TACTICS ADVANCE)
  • Enjoy music by Ryo Yamazaki (FINAL FANTASY XIV)