Epic Games' Paragon Shaping-Up with Actual Gameplay Trailers

By Published January 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Epic Games today unveiled its second trailer for upcoming MOBA “Paragon,” featuring alpha gameplay of the vertically-inspired title. Titled “Mid-Lane Push,” this trailer shows significantly more in-game action than previous videos (and initial, info-devoid teasers).

Several new characters are on display in the trailer: Gadget and Feng Mao aggressively assault a tower defended by Rampage and Kallari. So far, Paragon is most interesting for its addition of vertical gameplay elements in a genre dominated by flat, single-map arenas. The trailer also shows a couple abilities for each of the new characters.

Epic previously unveiled heroes Sparrow and Steel in early Paragon teaser trailers, who somewhat mirror Brave's archer and Colossus of X-Men. Twinblast, the debut hero, uses dual-SMGs for mid-range combat. Some abilities shown in the trailers have indicated the usual gamut of snares, take-downs, and damage spells used in leading competitive MOBA titles.

We know that Paragon is made in Unreal Engine 4, owned by parent company Epic, and that its trailer graphics are representative of the final in-game graphics. This makes Paragon the most graphically intense MOBA we've seen to-date, noteworthy in a genre dominated by the likes of LoL and DOTA2.

Check out the new trailer for yourself here:

Paragon is set to launch in Summer 2016, but there will be a beta period in the Spring. Beta sign-ups are open at www.paragon.com.

- Keegan "HornetSting" Gallick.

Last modified on January 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm

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