CARY – Epic Games unveiled “Battle Breakers” at the big Game Developers Conference in 2017. Then came the all-consuming-of-Epic resources Fortnite, which led to the outright cancellation of a game called Paragon. But Battle Breakers survived somehow and as Fortnite’s two-year run of remarkable billion dollar success continues the game emerged from the shadows this week.

It’s a free downloadable role-playing game (RPG) with the theme of collecting “heroes” to stave off a global threat.

Epic says the game was developed as a “passion project” by a “small team” at the Cary-based company.

“Monsters from space trapped the world’s greatest Heroes in technomagic crystal. Now it’s up to you to assemble the ultimate team of super warriors and take back your planet, one break at a time, in this 90s cartoon-inspired, Hero Collector RPG created as a passion project by a small team at Epic Games,” Epic said in announcing the game’s release.

“Battle Breakers is now available to everyone on PC on the Epic Games Store, iOS on the App Store, and Android in the Epic Games app and the Samsung Galaxy Store.”

Gaming news website PocketGamer summed up the game this way:

“The whole premise of the game is based on the idea that monsters from space trapped the best heroes in these crystals. It’s up to you to free those heroes whilst simultaneously assembling a team of them to fight back the monsters.”

Read more about the game online. 

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