Remember the 5D’s of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. Developer Pocket Trap and publisher Humble Games have announced at the PC Gaming Show that Dodgeball Academia is scheduled to launch later this year.
Dodgeball is such a craze that there is now an academy centred around the sport. In true underdog fashion, our protagonist, Otto, wants to become the ultimate brawler of the schoolyard. Explore the vast academy campus, forge friendships and confront rivals across eight episodes on your conquest to rise from the ranks and create the best dodgeball team around. There will be a full-blown story mode in a proper RPG manner, accompanied by main quests, side quests, and school mini-games.
What stands out is the unique visuals and battle style that looks incredibly engaging on surface value. From the trailer, it appears you duke out these dodgeball matches by moving yourself across the screen, monitoring your health bar, catching balls and using special abilities.
If you’re curious about Dodgeball Academia, you can now try the free demo over on Steam as part of the Steam Next Fest.
Dodgeball Academia is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.