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Niche Spotlight – Eximius: Seize the Frontline

Eximius: Seize the Frontline

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Eximius: Seize the Frontline, a team-based multiplayer FPS and RTS hybrid by Ammobox Studios that recently left Early Access.

Take part in the next great war as either the Axeron Corporation or the Global Security Force. Eximius: Seize the Frontline is focused on 5v5 battles, where each team competes to capture and hold strategic points, or simply wipe out the opponent’s base.

One player on each team is a Commander, who focuses on base expansion and management from an RTS perspective. They can research new technologies, build and control units, erect defensive fortifications, and call in support abilities.

The other players are Officers, who fight from a first-person perspective. Commanders can assign AI-controlled units to their Officers, who can help direct the battle by issuing orders to their squad. In addition to fighting as standard infantry, players can equip powerful Battlesuits that feature heavy armor, advanced weaponry, and unique special abilities.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Eximius: Seize the Frontline is available on Windows PC via Steam for $29.99.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

Eximius is a Strategic Action Shooter (FPS/RTS Hybrid) that focuses on squad-based combat.

Introduction

Eximius combines tactical First Person Shooter gameplay with high level strategic decision-making of a Real-time Strategy(RTS) game. The game features a competitive 5v5 team battles where players square off in a post apocalyptic urban environment.

Play as a Commander ( RTS ) ; build base, train an army and call down support abilities to help your allies on the ground to gain territory.

Play as an Officer ( FPS ) ; lead your infantry squad into combat and crush your enemies with your agile tactics or brute force. Capture resources for your team, upgrade weapons and equip battlesuits suitable for your combat role.

Gameplay

Eximius provides a multi-role gameplay experience where each player could choose to play a diversely different role and fight not only with brawns but also with their brains. An expert shooter could be outnumbered, ambushed and overwhelmed if caught in a wrong position. While a scheming officer could be assassinated in the right moment at the frontline.

Objectives
The objective of the gameplay is to win by holding down the most victory points. Alternatively, if your forces are powerful enough, you can completely destroy your enemy’s base and win the match immediately. The command headquarters cannot be rebuilt and the game will be instantly over.

Features

Seamless Transition

As a commander , you are also an officer. But you have the extra capability to switch to top down RTS interface to build bases and command units. An aggressive commander can also join the battle in the frontline but they are normally expected to stay in relative safety and manage base development. Commander needs to be nominated by the team.

Base Building

As the gameplay of Eximius revolves around Team vs Team battles, each team shares a base, resource and technology tree. RTS Commander to support the battle operations by training infantry units and vehicles,building bases and call in airstrikes or support abilities.
Train Armies

Commander can train AI infantry and assign them to players. Leading them as a frontline officer; your squad will fight with you sensibly , taking cover and help you both offensively and defensively.

Tactical Battles

Decide your combat roles and purchase weapons suitable to your play style and tactics. Your weapon and equipment determine your roles in the team. Respond to enemy strategy with appropriate firepower and equipments; be it vehicles , massive amount of infantry or sneaky players.

Unlock Technologies

As your resources and technology grow, you can construct increasingly powerful units such as armored vehicles, gunships and elite soldiers. Your team can also gain powerful team abilities when you tech up to new tiers. Call down artillery, deploy quick-response force or launch EMP strikes.

BattleSuits

The pinnacle of each team’s firepower is the legendary battle-suit. Equipping battlesuits allow players to use powerful abilities, have increased stats and is able to push the frontline much faster. Officers will have choice of several choice of battlesuits, each with their own play style and set of abilities.

Factions

Axeron Corporation ( AXR )

AXR is private research organisation that turned into a security contractor out of global needs. Being at the forefront of science, many believes that this wealthy organisation holds key technologies that could bring about global peace. With limited manpower , the Axeron industrial complex produces highly advanced drones for their workforce , both for military and nonmilitary use. This elusive organisation operates in an extremely organised and stealthy manner. Nations that choose to fund AXR do so for their advanced scientific capability and confidence that they will be the solution to the growing mutant threat.

Global Security Force ( GSF )

A peacekeeping organisation set up after the first initial great war; the GSF foundation is built upon the principles of securing the walls, recovering human survivors and rebuilding the civilized world. They command the largest military force in the world and operates on a near limitless budget. Nations that choose to fund GSF do so for their vast armies and their global presence.

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