Pathea Games, the studio behind My Time at Portia, has today revealed its next project. The game's called Super Buckyball Tournament and - on the surface, at least - the whole thing looks incredibly familiar.

The game is a third-person, online multiplayer, action sports soccer game, setting itself apart from traditional sports titles by offering "full physics-based ball movement and passing". Players will have to work with each other to create opportunities to score and then prevent the opposition from scoring.

If you've watched the trailer above, you'll see that the familiarities with Rocket League are obvious, right down to the blue and orange colouring. According to a press release sent out today, however, it's also inspired by the likes of ARMS and Super Mario Kart.

"Inspired by the likes of “Arms”, “Super Mario Kart” and “Rocket League”, the player will experience exciting and intense competition in Super Buckyball Tournament. There are eight unique heroes to choose from, and each hero has a unique power to pass, score, or attack the opposing team’s players. Items will also randomly spawn during a game to give the player an extra boost during play. These include shields, homing missiles, bombs, and more! The game simulates real-time physics and collisions. Teams with good teamwork will have an advantage!"


Pathea Games says that the game will hit Early Access on Steam in late 2019, before receiving full support for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch when the game is fully released.

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