Publisher Artifex Mundi and their internal development team Flaming Flamingo have announced Hot Shot Burn.
The new space gladiator party brawler is coming to Windows PC (via Steam) for Steam Early Access on August 15th, and will see a full launch on PC and consoles sometime early next year. Featured above, you can view the announcement trailer for the game.
An open beta is already underway, and you can get a free access code by joining their official Discord server. If you’re attending EVO this year (August 2-4), the full early access build of the game will be playable too.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Gladiators! Welcome to the bloody arena, where paper beats rock, rock beats scissors and shotgun beats everything else!
Hot Shot Burn is a top-down, unhinged arena party brawler where space gladiators compete in the galaxy’s ultimate televised blood sport. Play online or offline with up to 4 players, and you too can experience manic, bloody battles where the laws of physics are entirely optional.
Pick your hero, from ass-whooping space wrestler to deadly moth assassin and one very confused fluffy alien. Each character has unique skills and play styles, so find your match and get ready to explode your friends and loved ones for a galactic audience of screaming fans.
- Fast-paced, unpredictable multiplayer action for 2-4 players
- Play on the couch, online, or both!
- Loads of arenas, each with unique hazards and rules
- Feel the effects of powerful mutators that can warp reality and turn a match on its head.
- Vibrant art style inspired by Saturday morning cartoons
- Powered the thumping tunes of SYNTHWAVEEEEEEE!
A spectacular intergalactic show!
It’s showtime! Fight and die in front of a live studio audience as you take part in the ultimate gladiator battles. The audience cheers! The commentator makes fun of your tights! A good time is had by all! (All the survivors, I mean…)
Win at all costs!
We all know that you’re here to win, so why bother with “fair play” or “the laws of physics”? Teleport, become invisible, bounce bullets off walls, shoot bullets through walls – whatever it takes to make sure you’re the last one standing. All’s fair in love and space gladiator arena combat.
Post Launch Support
Think you’ll get bored with the same old arenas and characters? Well first, you’re wrong. Second, we’re going to regularly update the game with patches and new content based on your feedback. And because we love watching you kill each other more than we love money, they’ll always be free!