Radical Heights is a new free-to-play battle royale shooter from LawBreakers dev
After Boss Key studios announced the official death of Lawbreakers, fans have wondered what its next big “passion project” was going to be. They finally revealed that project today. Introducing Radical Heights, a free-to-play battle royal shooter that is just dripping with ‘80s camp.
“Welcome to RADICAL HEIGHTS, a free *X-TREME Early Access* BATTLE ROYALE shooter. Partake in high-stakes battle royale gunplay in a sunny SoCal dome as contestants drive-by on BMX bikes or stalk other contestants from the shadows in search for weapons and prizes...but also CASH that you can bank - win or lose! Whether you spend that cash on righteous customization in your personal prize room or pull it from an ATM to purchase weapons early in the next game -- building a wealth of cash is as important as taking down the competition in this irreverent 80s-themed action game show where everyone wants to be rich and famous!”
Radical Heights is billed as a battle royale game show, of all things. Players who do well will win cash. They can then choose to spend that cash in game, for weapons, vehicles and other items or out of game, on costumes or customization. In addition, the game show theme will cause several special in-battle events to occur. Someone somewhere is going to spin the wheel of death.
The best thing about Radical heights is definitely the graphics. Even character models are dripping with ‘80s style. We have big hair, headbands, short shorts, Hawaiian shirts, denim everywhere and more. You can even gun down your enemies on a neon colored BMX Bike!
As campy and amazing as all of this is, the official gameplay trailer looks a little rough around the edges. Animations are a bit stiff clunky. Granted, the game is still in early access and is totally free, so we could expect several improvements as we head toward its official launch.
Yet one has to wonder. Lawbreakers failed because it was a team based arcade shooter in a market overflowing with team based arcade shooters. Is it really a great idea to jump into the battle royale shooter genre with PUBG and Fortnite are already duking it out?
Radical Heights will release as a Steam Early Access game April 10.