Rocket Arena is Now Free If You Have Amazon’s Prime Gaming

Rocket Arena came out the other month to a small bit of fanfare. It’s a fun game with some colourful characters and some addictive action. I gave it an 8/10 and have still been playing it a fair bit.

During my time playing it I have noticed a drop off in players playing it. Luckily cross-play helped make it so there was still some matches at least (just not in ranked). Not many were keen to pay the £25 at launch it seems but sales and price cuts have brought in new players. Now it’s available to play for free on Amazon Prime Gaming (formerly known as Twitch Prime). It’s only available for a limited time though so make sure to claim it before it’s too late.

The game has continued to evolve since launch and it seems that the developers and EA haven’t given up on it yet, which is good to see. If you want to see the game in action check out the latest trailer for the game below. You can also head to my Twitch to see a full match!

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I recently got to interview some of the development team behind Rocket Arena and they gave us an insight into their favourite characters, who you might want to consider playing as when picking up the game.

Len Uhley, who is an Emmy-nominated writer that worked on the game said:

“The first character that really sparked for me was Topnotch. The guys had done this walk cycle for him and he had this silly sort of Monty Python walk that made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it. He’d be one of them. Blastbeard is great fun and Izell is a terrific character.”

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Dev Madan, the Senior Art Director at Final Strike Games also had love for the pirate. “It depends. If I’m playing Mega Rocket my man is Blastbeard all the way. Every one of them I have so much fun with, it’s so hard to choose.”

It will be interesting to see if this can breathe new life into the games community. Are you playing it? Make sure to let us know!

Featured Image Credit: EA