Sunsoft has released the version 2.0 update for Dark Eclipse, its virtual reality multiplayer online battle arena game. The update adds an official Ranked Mode with a global leaderboard, three new characters, and “fine-tuned, skill-based matchmaking.”
Here is an overview of the update, via Sunsoft:
Dark Eclipse’s Ranked Mode identifies and pits two combatants of similar skill against each other in intense battles. In addition to head-to-head matchups, players can now battle for the crowning spot on a global leaderboard showcasing the top 100 players.
“Our passionate community already knows there’s still nothing else quite like Dark Eclipse in VR right now, and we want to continue providing tools like Ranked Mode to keep our VR MOBA as fresh as possible,” said Shohei Sakakibara, producer and project leader at Sunsoft. “As MOBAs are an inherently competitive genre, the focus of this major update is to further foster and enhance competition in Eclipse by allowing players to see how they stack up against other dedicated fans with our global leaderboard.”
As a special bonus, any player owning at least two Heroes and four Dominators can challenge others in the new Ranked Mode and battle their ways towards unlocking a premium hand-skin exclusive to those achieving the Gold ranking or above.
The 2.0 update also introduces three new playable characters sure to shake up Dark Eclipse’s meta:
- Destrophe – A powerful tank Dominator that passively increases its attack power and can use its ability to damage and stun enemies from afar;
- Dosmelda – An assassin Dominator that can confuse and hinder enemies with its high mobility, warping instantly to an enemy to attack, and just as quickly withdrawing;
- Zahina – A carry Hero with the skill to heal her allies and damage enemies with an area of effect, making her close to invincible while active.
Dark Eclipse is available now for PlayStation VR.
Watch spotlight trailers for each new playable character below.