As all eyes eagerly await Square Enix's Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth next week, a plucky contender is ready to make its mark on the gaming scene. Foamstars, the 4v4 party shooter, is set to launch for both the PS4 and PS5 on the same day. It's a clash of titans, but this little gem isn't backing down.
To amp up the excitement, a new trailer was showcased, unveiling the arrival of Season 1: Starry Pop, which coincides with the game's launch. This season brings a host of fresh content, including the highly anticipated Ranked Matches. Producer Kosuke Okatani, in a PlayStation Blog post, spilled the beans on the competitive mode, revealing that players can choose between solo and team options as they strive to climb the ranks.
The ranking system boasts seven tiers, each with its own shimmering glory: Bronze Star, Silver Star, Gold Star, Platinum Star, Diamond Star, Superstar, and the illustrious Party Legend. It's a ladder of fame and fortune, with players battling it out for supremacy and bragging rights.
But wait, there's more! Each season will also feature limited-time events on a couple of weekends, bringing exciting new rulesets to the table. In Season 1, get ready for the mind-bending chaos of Mirror Madness, where every player becomes the charismatic character Mel T. And if that's not enough, brace yourself for the ultimate challenge in Invisible Showdowns, where everyone becomes... well, invisible! It's a spectacle of wits and cunning as you try to outmaneuver your unseen opponents.
Foamstars isn't just about the fierce competition; it knows how to throw a party too. Twice a month, on those glorious weekends, prepare yourself for the Happy Friyay Party. This delightful event allows players to get a taste of what's to come by trying out the next Foamstar in line. In this case, it's the charismatic Coiff Guy. Get ready to rock that hair and show off your skills!
And for those who want to take their Foamstars experience to the next level, fear not! A Season Pass with both free and Premium Tiers is confirmed, offering a bounty of exclusive rewards. Additionally, seasonal skins will be available for purchase, allowing you to customize your Foamstar in style. But for those frugal players among us, fear not! There will also be free skins to unlock along the way.
Mark your calendars, folks! Foamstars is set to blast its way onto the scene on February 6th, and for PlayStation Plus subscribers, it's completely free! So get your squads ready, hone your shooting skills, and prepare for a wild ride. While Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth may be stealing the spotlight, Foamstars is here to prove that it's a force to be reckoned with. Let the party begin!