A week has passed since the new year, and less than a week was required before new MOBA news began to crop up. No no, not the usual 2 week patch updates, those are a given, like how the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West. This news is in regards to a brand new MOBA called DeadBreed, which at first glance has everything to do with the undead, but nothing to do with breeding them. Darn, I was looking forward to breeding a zompire in my free time.

DeadBreed comes to us from some of the original Just Cause developers including Stefan Ljungqvist, the former Creative Director at Avalanche Studios. The game pits teams of three against AI or human opponents with a focus on hero customization being DeadBreed’s main claim to fame. In DeadBreed, players choose from one of the game’s various supernatural heroes(?) and can not only individually customize their heroe’s look, but also their playstyle. Check out the trailer below to see it in action:

So a ranged hero isn’t necessarily always ranged and vice versa, depending on the player’s preference. A large portion of the customization seems to stem from Artifact items which can be upgraded and slotted with relics. There is mention of these items wearing out overtime though, which may trigger an immediate “gun durability” reaction from some. Here’s hoping that isn’t the case. Heroes also level up by playing matches, although it unclear what effect this will have on gameplay.

A particularly interesting feature is the ability for one player to be chosen as the endgame bossfight, something alluded to at the very end of the trailer. Other touted features include summonable creatures and side objectives involving dungeons and PvP-Quests. Beta signups are now available on the official teaser site here.

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  1. extasist on January 11, 2014

    necrophilic hero will be op in this game.

  2. AngryMob on January 10, 2014

    I’ve never really gotten into MOBAs but I might actually try this one it looks more my style

  3. keith on January 9, 2014

    looks coo

  4. 3d mobas on January 9, 2014

    i think they must stop doing this 2d mobas and start making mobas like smite which put some action and more skills to the game they really must stop this 2d mobas no one want this any more

    • h4xor on January 25, 2014

      its called smite. theres one.

  5. ZzzzZzZZZ on January 9, 2014

    The trailer for this game alone literally made me pass out of boredom.

  6. Razer on January 8, 2014

    Sounds like the formula for a pay2win game. Considering the competition is about as non-P2W as you can get, I don’t see this getting off the ground.

  7. Urs0 on January 8, 2014

    this looks so good… why make it a moba? why? T_T

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  9. HUEHUEHUEHUE on January 8, 2014

    Game sucks cause it’s MOBA. People rush to make MOBAs like Saigon whores rush to give blowjobs.

  10. bruthsaw on January 8, 2014

    While I do hate that MOBAs are so many (like really, can we get a new action mmorpg from anyone. Blade and Soul would be nice eventually) if they are putting them out there, and for free none the less I don’t really lose anything other than time for trying it. And time I have plenty of (while waiting for that US Blade and Soul release)

  11. Hardmaze on January 8, 2014

    i played LoL 2 years, then started Smite and now i found Prime World that is most interesting Moba game i think there is so many things that makes you play and play, league is SHIT for me now they are doing nothing to improve game…

  12. icify on January 8, 2014

    Why specialize your moba like that? This whole undead-fad could be washed up in a year.

  13. pinky_pimp on January 8, 2014

    Only worthy Moba ever are Dota and LoL,dunno why i cant dig the rest,even Dota 2 :/

    • h4xor on January 25, 2014

      smite is absoultey worthy. Dota and LoL out there for so long and compre to smite they are very slow paced.

  14. extasist on January 8, 2014

    and here i thought some competition for smite ;/

    • Ero-Shinigami on January 11, 2014

      Yeah I guess I will stick with Smite, this does not promise much, other than customization, everything else looks generic.

  15. Humor on January 8, 2014

    In my opinion, if MOBA’s want to bring in a larger crowd, and make themselves known more, character cutomization/creation is exactly what they’d need to do it.

    The whole Undead thing sounds a bit silly, and throws me away from the entire MOBA completely. But I’d totally start playing MOBA’s if I could make my own “Unique” character. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t enjoy MOBA’s at all (Unless I’m not paired up with randies who always make the team lose).

    In conclusion, thumbs up for Character Customization, huge thumbs down for being a generic knock-off with “Undead”.

  16. cacaballz on January 8, 2014

    EVerything is marketed caca. Look at the character female. Hooded (ooo must be a deep fantasy game). Yet breasts open (Come on in male players). Taking an arrow to the tits…. XD no thanks. MOBA..Just looking to take the LoL fallout kids

    • lastrada on January 8, 2014

      yeah like league got all it’s inital fans by picking up the crumbs of Dota’s fanbase who had given up since no dota 2 came around and people got tired of the old graphics, etc? Yeah…but lets not ever speak of how league got it’s start and how just much of a dota copy it actually is when you really break it down xP

      • Xansus on January 8, 2014

        Actually i’m one of the players that tried playing dota , but because of the absurd game mechanics at that time was impossible to play , not that its any way better now , but its improved .
        Still i found and find league way better for myself , so its not like i had to wait for a booring game like dota 2 to transfer to LoL i just play it because for me its better .

        Just putting the point that league players are not some leftovers of “waiting for dota 2”
        Have a nice day sir 🙂

  17. The Chiv on January 8, 2014

    another game for people with adhd

  18. Anon on January 8, 2014

    Never a good sign when your initial trailer doesn’t actually show the game.
    Also games that call themselves “hardcore” are usually the opposite.

    • LordHikaru on January 8, 2014

      As brief as it was they did have game footage in there.

  19. Xanxus on January 8, 2014

    Seems a bit slooooooow paced , but might be the video , thsi will be something like rpg arena imo ,
    since you can customize your hero your items and probably your skills will be customized with that .
    But until release its all speculations 🙂

  20. Karnaij on January 8, 2014

    Good or bad I shall try it! It seems like its going to be more like DotA 2

  21. Hardmaze on January 8, 2014

    wow ! looks cool, love character costomization

    • fromhell on January 8, 2014

      Hard to say anything from that video, but yea at least it’s nice to get a bit more character customization finally in a MOBA not just skins.

      • AoBaka on January 8, 2014

        Yeah not like you can customize everything on your hero in dota,just saying

        • Bishonen on January 8, 2014

          Show me how you make a mage a Hammer Wielding maniac in Dota2.

          But At first i thought not another moba but the Customization part actually look interesting .

  22. dfgdfg on January 8, 2014

    moba everywhere
    i hate them

    • AoBaka on January 8, 2014

      everybody with a budget big enough to make a moba,shall make a moba…i hate it too that there is so much mobas now trying to add no stuff to the genre

    • im batman on January 8, 2014

      Moba= More omegle boring alteration =/