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We are excited to officially announce that Hyper Universe will launch as an Xbox One console exclusive on August 7! Hyper Universe will be available to download and play for free with Xbox Live Gold upon release and starting today, fans of the game can pre-order the Ultimate Hypers Pack, which will instantly unlock all current and future playable Hypers in the game. This pack also includes a total of six Xbox One exclusive Aurora-themed cosmetic skins, and anyone who pre-orders the Ultimate Hypers Pack before August 7 will also receive a seventh limited edition additional bonus skin featuring Aurora’s Arrow for Celine.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Hyper Universe is a 2D side-scrolling MOBA that combines fast-paced combat with easy to pick-up-and-play controls. At launch, players can choose from a diverse cast of 39 playable characters, called Hypers, each bringing their own unique personalities and skills to the battlefield.
There are six different classes of Hypers to choose from: Tank, Support, Specialist, Striker, Bruiser, and Assassin. Each class receives specific stat bonuses that both complement and amplify their strengths in combat, benefitting you and your teammates. That said, even within the same class, every Hyper has their own fully-developed move set and ability kit, so no matter what playstyle you enjoy you’re sure to find a Hyper that suits you perfectly.
Hyper Universe has all the gameplay elements players would come to expect from a traditional MOBA, including minions, towers, jungle camps, and (of course) lots of PvP combat. However, both new and veteran MOBA players will find that Hyper Universe also introduces many improvements to the genre as well. Unlike traditional MOBAs, matches in Hyper Universe are fairly fast-paced, lasting roughly 15-20 minutes each. Another one of the unique aspects of Hyper Universe is the noticeably lower learning curve of expectations set for newer players, particularly when compared with other MOBAs. There are no specific laning positions or metas players are required to learn before starting a match, resources are shared when killing monsters within the jungle, and all players start off with a generous learning curve buff to help them seamlessly get accustomed to the game.
Hyper Universe also maps perfectly to the Xbox One controller, resulting in a gaming experience that is (quite literally) easy to pick up and play, while the diverse roster of Hypers simultaneously provides a rewarding and excitingly unique experience each time players queue up and enter a new match.
For more information about the game, please visit our website at http://hyperuniverse.nexon.net and stay tuned to Xbox Wire.
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