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LawBreakers' First Gameplay Trailer Highlights A Grand Canyon In Transition
by Jeff Cork on Aug 28, 2015 at 04:51 AM

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Platform PlayStation 4, PC
Publisher Boss Key Productions
Developer Boss Key Productions
Rating Mature

Boss Key Productions provided the first details from its inaugural game, LawBreakers a few days ago. The arena shooter is set in a future where an event known as The Shattering has altered gravity. Today, we've got the first look at gameplay, including details on four characters and a map set in the Grand Canyon.

Up to 10 players can battle it out in maps including the one shown below, Grandview. According to Boss Key, the area has been taken over by a corporation run by perennial baddies, the Yakuza. From the looks of it, it appears to be near a particularly weird gravitational anomaly. Could that be the reason the criminal organization is interested in the site? Or are they just huge fans of natural splendor?

The clip shows four of the game's characters in action. They appear to be a diverse crew, with combat abilities that include energy grapples, behind-the-back shooting, shockwaves, and more. Boss Key provided the following profiles for each of the characters, which you can see in the image above.

An extremely mobile and highly stylized combatant. Maverick is what you would get if you strapped armor made from an F-15 Fighter Jet onto a Spec Ops soldier. Maverick uses her jets to take to the sky and quickly move around the battlefield, raining down death with her Vulcan Gatling cannon and massively destructive Starfall ability, which allows her to take flight, then plummet, dealing massive damage to anyone caught in the blast.

As a well-rounded soldier, Breacher performs well in nearly any situation. His run-and-gun gameplay is well suited for novice and experienced FPS players alike. His assault rifle and sidearm have powerful and unique abilities, but still manage to feel comfortable and easy to use. Breacher excels at quickly subduing opponents and effectively supporting teammates.

An absolute brute. High durability and damage output, but very low mobility. Cronos charges the front lines, soaking damage for his allies and dishing out twice as much with his rocket launcher and ricochet grenades. Most opponents will want to stay as far away from Cronos as possible. If he gets too close to you, it’s probably too late – you're already dead.

Kitsune is a fast, highly maneuverable melee fighter with deadly precision. She excels when she can get up close and personal, preferring to catch her opponents by surprise. Although she is not well-suited to tackling opponents head-on, what she lacks in durability she more than makes up for in damage output and mobility.

The free-to-play LawBreakers is coming to PC in 2016.

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