LEAP is a new first-person shooter by veteran indie developers Blue Isle Studios. The team behind Valley and Citadel: Forged in Fire announced today that they plan to release their new multiplayer shooter on Steam Early Access in February. The unveiling of the new game also comes with the announcement of a closed beta test.
Check out the announcement trailer below.
LEAP‘s multiplayer matches will feature 60 players simultaneously. The team-based, aerial firefights will see players soaring across the battlefield on hoverboards and flying Segways.
In LEAP, players will select from four unique classes representing either the United Earth Defense Coalition or the Exo-Terrans. Each class brings a unique balance of power, agility, and defense, as well as epic abilities to shock and awe their foes. Each exosuit is armed to the teeth. Call in orbital strikes, set up automated turrets, or control guided cruise missiles. Large-scale combat takes place on a variety of stages. Skilled mercenaries use jetpacks, grappling hooks, and highly distinctive Personal Vehicles to close the distance on control points. Nothing is more menacing than a LEAP mercenary saddled on a mechanical moose galloping at full speed.
The game will have unlockable weapons for each of the four classes. Players can also unlock cosmetics to bring some personal flair to their weapons, armor, and personal vehicles.
Blue Isle Studios announced that LEAP will be heading to Steam Early Access in February, but no specific date was given. The team plans to keep the game in early access for a year while they improve gameplay and add new content.
Before LEAP jumps onto early access, players can take part in a closed beta test. The playtest launches on January 19th and will go through the 21st. You can sign up for the beta test on the game’s website.
Learn more about LEAP and add it to your Steam wishlist here.