Players can now sign up for the Vortex Rising Alpha, a promising new multiplayer 2v2 and 3v3 platform fighter rising from the ashes of Icons: Combat Arena.
After Wavedash Games, developer of Icons: Combat Arena, sadly shut down last year, the company and the game were sold to Vortex Games who are keen to build on the skill-based multiplayer combat of Icons, but also to take it in a new direction to help find a bigger market. Vortex Rising will use a lot of the assets and retain a lot of the core gameplay of Icons, but the dev is also planning to implement unique new gameplay features and better netcode, and to make it more accessible to newcomers
There’s no gameplay footage available yet and there’s not much info available about Vortex Rising yet (it’s under an NDA), but Icons: Combat Arena was a promising start for a platform fighter, it’ll be nice to see how it evolves. Sign up for the Alpha to be one of the first to join the fight.