This is the Lead Producer of Shadow Arena, “Byulbram,” Kwangsam Kim.
I’ve been counting down the days ‘till I could finally make this announcement—Shadow Arena will be entering Early Access on May 21st!
If you are reading this Dev Note, you’re probably someone who is interested in the game, right? It’s all thanks to this kind of interest and support that we’ve been able to successfully finish several beta tests and reach this phase of game development known as “Early Access” in preparation for our full-fledged game service. On behalf of the Shadow Arena development team, thank you!
Of course, you probably have a lot of questions regarding the upcoming Early Access, so let me touch upon one of the more important topics: “Updates”.
We know how important the speed of updates are for PVP games, for example, balancing, new heroes, additional content, and so on. Thus, we are going to be introducing new heroes at a brisk pace and maintaining a steady flow of updates, which includes balance adjustments and new content; all to ensure the game continues to improve.
“A different concept and unique experience from existing heroes”
With this phrase in-mind, we will be working hard on hero updates, and our goal is to introduce a new hero every 3 - 4 weeks. If everything goes as planned, then we’ll have added 8 -10 new heroes by the end of the year.
Ultimately, we want to fine-tune and develop this game into something akin to the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) of the PvP game genre. A comprehensive game in which players who used to enjoy a variety of PvP games can show off their skills and talents, but still be able to enjoy some friendly competition. In other words, a game that affirms and embraces all-kinds of gameplay, such as the capacity for instant reactions, strategic judgement, quick/precise aim, distance control/spacing, getting into your foes’ heads, being able to perform a variety of combos, and being a team player.
As we explore ways of growing the game with our talented players, we hope it will grow to become a serious esports game.
We believe Early Access will be the first step in achieving that dream, and we hope you’ll join us in dreaming for the future of the game!
Thank you, see you again soon.