I’m a big fan of fighting games, and believe it or not there are some excellent traditional-style fighters on mobile. There’s the voxel-based fighter Vita Fighters which released this past January; the surprisingly deep Dual Souls which we really enjoyed when it released on mobile about a year ago; and HeroVersus which is a clever hybrid of traditional control mechanics and swipe-based touchscreen controls that feels like it would be the king of the mobile fighting game mountain if it could just ever release from eternal beta. And that’s just to name a few. Now NeXT Studio and Gtarcade want a piece of the mobile fighting game pie with their upcoming release Metal Revolution. Check out this impressive new trailer.
Metal Revolution is hoping to set itself apart with its built-for-mobile control scheme and array of unique modes, which will include regular old 1v1 or 2v2 online play but also a challenge mode, a training mode, and PvE modes. The game has been part of a number of limited testing periods over the past two-plus years, but this is the first time it’s been on a global scale and as a part of Google’s official Early Access program for Android on Google Play. This latest beta will run through June 11th, so if you have an Android device and are interested in checking it out head over to Google Play and grab it for free. Beta testers will have access to all the premium goodies during the testing period, but once the beta is over the profiles will all be wiped to make way for an official release later this year.
Given how passionately the developers seem to be about fighting games, and how long they’ve spent working on Metal Revolution to ensure that it meets their own expectations as fighting game fans, I’m pretty excited to see how the finished product turns out in the second half of the year. In the meantime you can earn all sorts of rewards and bonuses, as well as find out tons of information about the roster of fighters and more, by pre-registering and exploring the game’s official website, and we’ll hopefully have more on Metal Revolution as its testing phases continue and lead towards a full launch sometime in the latter half of 2021.