We seem to be well past the era when anyone and everyone was putting out a MOBA and trying to capture a piece of that League of Legends or Dota 2 pie. That’s why today’s (technically last week’s) news of Genesis, a new free-to-play MOBA from Chinese developer Rampage Games for the PlayStation 4, comes as a bit of a surprise.

The flashy reveal video below shows off the characters and a bit of gameplay, while the longer gameplay video gives you a look at a typical match. All the usual MOBA elements are present: lanes, towers, minions, an item shop, a four-ability hotbar, and so on.

So what makes Genesis stand out? As mentioned, it’s only on the PS4, and Rampage Games touts joystick controls as a benefit of that. More unusually, there’s also a PvE campaign mode, “filled with epic story telling” that utilizes quick-time events and increasing difficulty levels that will require “a solid team and good hero control” to win the day — and the loot.

You can learn more about Genesis on its official site, where you can also pre-register and receive a Hero Trial Card Bundle and 200 Genesis Credit, which we’d assume to be real-money currency. Genesis will launch in mid-August.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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