Sega Announces Mecha-Action Game Border Break for PlayStation 4

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Sega has announced they’re bringing their mecha-action arcade series Border Break to PlayStation 4.

The new game is simply titled Border Break, and it will launch in Japan for PS4 sometime this year as a free-to-play title with in-game microtransactions. Featured above, you can view the debut trailer for the new game. The game’s opening theme song is done by composer Hiroyuki Sawano.

Finally, an open beta is planned for next month, with the beta client set to be ready for download on February 1st around noon Japan time, via the PlayStation Store. The actual schedule includes times from:

  • February 3rd from 3 PM to 9 PM Japan time
  • February 4th from 3 PM to 9 PM Japan time
  • February 17th from 3 PM to 9 PM Japan time
  • February 18th from 3 PM to 9 PM Japan time

A retail version is planned and it will contain extra bonuses, considering the fact that it will be the paid version of the release. Players can expect the game to include ten-on-ten high-speed mecha battles that can take place across a multitude of map types. Curiously, the game supports both DualShock 4 and mouse control as playable methods.

There are four types of weapons to customize your mecha with, including: assault, heavy, raid, and support. There are also four types of game modes to play, including: story, CPU/bot match, player-versus-player, and ranked.

Brandon Orselli

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