Rise of Incarnates

GENRE: Free to play Arena Fighting
PLATFORM: Windows / Steam
DEVELOPER: Bandai Namco Games


Rise of Incarnates is a free to play arena fighting game from a genre that is highly popular in Japan but not something that has had much of an influence in the Western market, a mix of the huge arenas from Soul Calibur and the intense combat of Tekken. The game offers something completely unseen to many online gamers and comes with its own brand new IP.


- Brand-new IP
- Popular 2v2 Arena battle genre from Japan
- Choose from lots of different characters with their own skills
- Fast-paced action PVP
- Journey across different locations around the world
- Completely free to play


A war that has raged on for centuries has finally reached breaking point in the battle between the humans of Earth and the powerful “Incarnates”, those beings who are imbued with the very power of Demons and gods of various real-world mythologies or are able to summon these deities directly. The battle has enveloped the entire world, civilisation has collapsed, great cities that once stored now lie in ashes as the fight between good and evil has left no location untouched or safe.


The game focuses on a brand-new genre to the Western market, a 2 vs 2 3D battle arena where players can choose from a variety of different characters, each with their own abilities and battle against in a two on two dual across huge battlegrounds. Combat takes on an arcade third person style with explosive attacks as players’ dash across the battlefield or leap and fly through the air with their breath taking powers. The genre has been a huge hit in Japan for a long time, inspired by the extremely popular Gundam Extreme VS. titles.


players will have a wide variety of characters to choose from in battle, each of which will have their own unique abilities and skills that can be used in combat, however the accessible control system means that switching between characters won’t cause too much of an issue for players. Each character falls into their own particular role where they have strengths in specific areas such as melee combat or long ranged combat using projectiles and guns.

The characters are based off the various daemons and deities from real-world mythology, their power harnessed by humans:

Mephistopheles – The demon lord of Faust legend

Lilith – The female Babylonian demon

Ares – The Greek Pantheons’ God of War

Grim Reaper – The iconic personification of death


The combat arenas themselves are open areas that players can move around, completely different from the more closed in areas played in such combat games as Tekken, opening up the tactical possibilities for manoeuvring and utilising ranged attacks.

The key element of strategy is in not only choosing your own character puts choosing a successful partner to accompany you in the battle, the relationship between players when fighting together will determine success or defeat. As characters have their own roles to players choosing melee focused characters may be strong up close but both will suffer against ranged attacks. With twitch-based combat players will require fast reflexes and skill to set themselves apart from the rest of the player community.

A major element of strategy is the shared health bar that both characters use, meaning that a player that barely gets a scratch on them can still lose the battle if they have let their teammates take too much of a beating and not helped them out. The constant sway between helping your companion and trying to aggressively take down your enemy will challenge even the best fighters. Players will have to communicate with each other working together to both combine their attacks or focus target or slow cooked damage whilst the other player is able to pull off more spectacular attacks.


As the game is based on earth players will make their way from country to country fighting in iconic cities such as London, New York and Paris and see the aftermath of the battle is as these capitals of culture now lie in ruin. Though the battlefields are the wreckage of cities that once stood, they have been designed and rendered with great accuracy so that players are instantly familiar with the location.


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2 Comments - "Rise of Incarnates"

  1. Abd October 8, 2014 at 8:10 PM -

    The story line doesn’t run with any other final fantasy game (though Snow aperaps in Kingdom Hearts 2). The battle system is new to the series. it’s kinda hard to get used to. It’s a cross between turn base and real time. ATB is what the technical term is. You won’t be lost at all during the game. If you know how RPG’s operate you will be fine.BTW. Final fantasy X and X-2 have and ongoing storyand Final fantasy 7 has like 4 games in that series. other than those 2 none of the stories connect. (except from 3 and on there’s a character named Cid, there are chocobos and of course there are summoned spirits of some kind.)

  2. Auslander February 5, 2015 at 1:21 PM -

    Pay 2 win! You’ll have to pay 10$ for a character, come on.

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