During the Fighting Games panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con developers from Bandai Namco revealed the upcoming closed beta date for their 2 on 2 Free-to-Play fighting game Rise of Incarnates. Set to begin on August 8th, the closed beta will run for roughly ten days before concluding on August 18th.
Namco conducted a Closed Alpha test for Rise of Incarnates back in May, which the studio says helped in providing quite a lot of feedback from the fans who played it, resulting in quite a number of improvements being implemented. The closed beta will feature a new stage set in Paris and introduce the new playable character Brynhildr, a cyber-cycle riding, lance wielding Valkyrie of sorts.
In the spirit of Comic-Con, Namco also revealed a new set of comics made in collaboration with Marvel, which goes into the backstory of how these individuals came to possess their unique abilities and why they fight. These comics are available to read online here, where players can also choose to signup for the closed beta.