Announcing Battlewake

May 7, 2019

Survios is thrilled to unveil its newest title: Battlewake, a rip-roaring, high-seas vehicular combat adventure developed exclusively for V-aRRRRRRR! And right now, you can wishlist Battlewake on Steam and sign up for the upcoming Closed Beta prior to its Summer 2019 release.

It’s been the pirate’s life for us over the past year as Battlewake dominated our development slate. Never content without a challenge, we wanted to tackle an entirely new genre for us—vehicular locomotion—and then, of course, we settled on high-seas combat like the masochistic nerds that we are. (Okay, so we may have also just wanted to make a pirate game, because—why not?!)

Battlewake transforms you into four fearsome, super-powered Pirate Lords locked in a constant struggle for dominion over the lush landscapes of New Urth. Each is a figure of myth and might, fiercely devoted to their plundering way of life and the riches it brings in both spirit and treasure. You’ll find out more about each Pirate Lord’s unique backstory and magics in future features!

In the heat of battle, along with captaining an upgradable ship stocked with weapons such as flak cannons, ballistae, and axe-throwers, you can also channel the Pirate Lords’ ancient powers to stir up exhilarating and devastating chaos. Turn the tide in your favor with massive ultimates: unleash mighty tsunamis, send enemies’ ships flying in maelstroms, destroy hulls with bone spikes, and literally release the Kraken.

Battlewake has several game modes to satisfy every kind of VR gamer. Navigate the epic 20-chapter story of the Pirate Lords’ quest to discover an ancient seat of power in solo/co-op Campaign Mode, or work together to complete co-op objectives in dynamic Warfare Mode. Want to fully embrace the pirate’s life? A plunderin’ free-for-all PvP deathmatch is your heart’s desire (along with the gold you’ll loot from the ships you sink)!

Don’t have your sea legs? Have no fear! Much like Sprint Vector’s Fluid Locomotion and CREED: Rise to Glory’s Phantom Melee, Battlewake is powered by a new technology: the Immersive Vehicle System™. Designed to neutralize seasickness, IVS lets you experience your ship’s every pitch, yaw, and plunge upon the tumultuous waves without feeling like a landlubber.

Ready to seize the wheel of your destiny? Heed the Boatman’s call: sign up now for Battlewake’s Closed Beta and wishlist it on Steam.