Rovio Entertainment is well known for its Angry Birds franchise yet they surprise us with a new unique game that is currently soft launched in Canada by the name of Battle Bay [Free]. Battle Bay is a PVP real-time online multiplayer game that comes close to the MOBA-like experience. However, it takes a unique approach by introducing the battlefield in a ravaging sea where ships are the means of war.
In control of a ship equipped with cannons, you join a 5-on-5 online battles that are packed with intense action. With only one life given to you, the battles get really challenging but extremely fun. Of course, the team that survives till the end wins, regardless whether you, as a player, get eliminated. It’s all about team work. In addition, Rovio spiced up the game with upgrades and powerups to make battles interesting. Remember that this is a freemium game and it does have in-app purchases, but we hope that by the time it’s officially released; the player’s skill is independent from monetary investment.
Customization is very well implemented into Battle Bay. There are different classes of ships to choose from and each provides a unique set of skills. To mention a few, there is the Enforcer which is a mighty ship suited for challenging offenses; the Defender is built with an almost indestructible armor that can survive major hits from opponents; the Shooter is built to equip as much weapons as possible; while the Speeder is a very fast ship which takes advantage of its agility to counter the enemy; and finally, the Fixer is designed to keep your fellow allies afloat.
Finally, Battle Bay will keep you excited with its guild system where you can team up with friends in a guild and engage in chatting with them. With a competitive leaderboard, you will be a major player in deciding whether your guild will rise to the top. Will you be able to take war to the sea and come out victorious? This game is currently soft launched in Canada, but stay tuned with our website to be notified when it’s officially released. You can check the official gameplay trailer for Battle Bay below.