Ubisoft’s Roller Champions is finally being released next week on May 25, almost three years after its initial reveal at E3 2019.
The free to play, fast-paced roller derby game (with splashes of Rocket League and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater) was due to be released in early 2020 but suffered several delays, with the most recent being in February 2022.
But following several rounds of alpha and beta testing, as Ubisoft likes to do with its multiplayer games, Roller Champions is finally ready to launch next week for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
Switch users will have to wait a little longer, however, as the game still has no release date on Nintendo’s platform, alongside the Epic Games Store, Stadia, and Amazon Luna versions.
Roller Champions sees players battle in teams of three to race around roller derby tracks while in possession of a ball, with a successful score at the end of each lap granting a point. Whichever team is first to five points, or has the most points at the end of the match, wins.
The game also includes a Battle Pass that has both free and premium (purchasable) tiers, letting players unlock helmets, outfits, skates, emotes, and so on.
Cross-progression will let players continue their character and Battle Pass progress when switching between PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
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Source: IGN Video Games All