Sword Combat Action Game Varvarion Reveals 1on1 Arena Mode with New Gameplay

It's time to take another look at the promising indie sword combat action game Varvarion, showing the 1on1 Arena Mode. ūüĎÄ

Published: February 26, 2023 1:09 PM /



Today indie developer Polygonomicon released a new gameplay video about its promising action game Varvarion. 

Te video shows the "1on1 Arena Mode" in action. First of all, it's worth mentioning that despite the name, this is not a multiplayer mode. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It pitches the player against a series of AI opponents in pitched one versus one duels. 

The developer mentions that the action is tweaked for the mode with the addition of a combo counter and a score counter, adding that the combo counter is only half-implemented for now. 

You can check out the video for yourself below. If you want to see more, you can also watch a previous video.

Varvarion doesn't have a specific release window, albeit according to what we hear, it'll likely take another couple of years to be completed. It's developed in Unity, and PC via Steam is the "most likely" platform. 

The game includes support for local split-screen with up to 4 players in both co-op and versus modes, and a single-player campaign will be included in the final release. Online multiplayer is also a possibility but not a top priority according to what the developer mentions on the official website. If you want to learn more, here's an official description.

"Varvarion is a 3D sword fighting action game currently in development, which puts you at the center of playable, anime-styled sword fights. Flipping and dodging to evade ferocious attacks, parrying at the last possible split second to reposte with a deadly blow, and doing it all with the style and flare of an anime battle; this is what Varvarion is setting out to achieve. 

Another goal is to support a wide assortment of combat situations, ranging from 1 on 1 duels to group melees.

Varvarion is being developed to balance tactical, Fighting game-like skill with the wide variety of combat scenarios found in Action games."

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