Not content to sit on Trove for a while, Trion Worlds has already announced their next free to play release. Atlas Reactor is a tactical, turn based strategy game where it is ALWAYS your turn. Taking a page out of the Shadowrun and XCOM playbooks, Atlas Reactor adds the unique twist of team combat with simultaneous turns so you won’t be sitting around waiting…but you will have to think a bit more strategically.

With players taking turns at the same time, you’ll have to think a step ahead of your opponent to make sure your character’s attacks land. That’s another area were Atlas Reactor hopes to strike a chord with players: characters. Adopting an art style reminiscent of Boarderlands, Atlas Reactor puts a focus on characters and their unique personalities.

Game modes are still being discussed, but expect to see a wide variety of 1v1 to 5v5 gameplay with the ability to play solo against bots or even join a team of bots to take on 5 real world opponents. Each 30 second turn is sure to be filled with creative uses of the environment for attacking, dodging, and counter attacking. Trion Worlds expects matches to last 10-20 minutes.

To get introduced to the characters and to sign up for testing, head over to the Atlas Reactor website. Atlas Reactor is expected to enter PC and Mac Alpha later this year and to release in 2016.

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  1. ww on September 1, 2015

    Alpha founder’s pack
    Closed beta founder’s pac|k
    Open beta Founder’s pack
    Premium, premium, premium

  2. moondonghwa on September 1, 2015

    fancy trailer, but just seeing TRION in there has really put me off, cue flashbacks to Archeage -April 15, 1912.

  3. LAMBDA471 on September 1, 2015

    Is Disney art style the new trend?

  4. Buggy on September 1, 2015

    Too Many Moba’s Burn kill it with fire!

  5. Flop on August 31, 2015

    “It’s really important to make this game look unique”
    Oh wait… i totally forgot about TF2, Gigantic,Overwatch,Paladins.

    Nice Try Trion!

  6. Todoran on August 31, 2015

    OVERWATCH??? is that you….. oooooooooo no is TF2…. mhmm no its aaaaaaaaaaaaa i know what it is ITS PICE OF S……T CLONE OF THOSE GAMES…. well maibe its good…. oooohhhh sh,t!!!! i saw TRION there….. hell.. NO!! Not Good! Not Good!

    • MMOMAN on August 31, 2015

      i take that your ignorance won’t let you watch videos or read info before posting butter, it clearly says in organe words STRATEGIC game well, this game isn’t anything like overwatch nor tf2 cause is not a fps

      • Todoran on September 1, 2015

        dear TRONI employee…. please take your game shuv it up you boss’s a s and burn it along whit you company…….. how do i know u are not a casual bypasser commenter? BECAUSE ONLY A CASH MILKING IDIOT FROM TRONI WHOULD PRAISE A PI…CE OF S….HIT mmo like this.

        • 70calories on September 1, 2015

          Trion is a pretty shitty company I’ll give yeah that but I still fail to see how you’re mistaking a turn based tactics game with two FPS games…. are you an idiot?

          • Todoran on September 3, 2015

            im an not you morron please pint me where is say this game is FPS!….. retards!

  7. Curst on August 31, 2015

    Wait, so they wanted their game to be unique and instantly identifiable and thus are making a game that looks like 99% of other modern games? I.e. “a game that does not take itself seriously” and has cartoonish, “highly stylized look” (with a strong “for kids” vibe)? Sigh.

  8. seannychwan on August 31, 2015

    Sorry Trion .. ur reputation sucks .. no matter what game ur publishing .. won’t give a damm about it.

  9. Aaron on August 31, 2015

    If this game has a alph / beta buy in ill gag. #SMH at Trion