The latest Nintendo Direct revealed that Omega Strikers, a 3v3 competitive multiplayer football game created by a number of former Riot Games executives, would be released on April 27 for Nintendo Switch, PC, Android, and Apple devices via Google Play and the Apple Store.
Even better, it will be free to play, allowing you to start playing as soon as the game opens later this year.
If you’ve never heard of Omega Strikers, it basically involves three-person teams playing frenetic, considerably faster versions of football (or soccer, if you’re a heathen). As you knock out your opponents in an effort to score goals, you can pick from a large selection of 15 distinct characters, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
The winner of a game is the first team to score five goals, but you must lead by at least two goals to take home the victory.
When it does launch, you may try it out for free, and crossplay will be available if you and your pals are playing on other platforms.
Being a free-to-play title, Omega Strikers will have a Battle Pass at launch that you can spend to unlock various cosmetics. However, developer Odyssey Interactive has stated that additional maps, modes, and characters will be added in the future.
Omega Strikers was showcased during the most recent Nintendo Direct, which also had a few additional surprises. Nintendo showed off all the games it expects to release in the first half of 2023.
An updated trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which looks exactly as fantastic as we all dreamed it would, was also released. For instance, it was revealed that a new Samba de Amigo game is presently being developed and will be released in the summer.