Hidden Leaf Games announced today that their upcoming MOBA, Fangs, will be released into Early Access on Steam and the Epic Games Store this November 30th, 2022 at 10 am PST. From the mind of lead designer Steve “Guinsoo” Feak, Fangs is a 4v4 ever-evolving MOBA that focuses on hero-specific strategies, where each skill shot is the difference between glory & defeat. Players will be able to customize their play style by unlocking, and alternating hero-specific augments.
For the Early Access release, Fangs will have three different playable maps, each with different battlefield conditions, and unique strategic challenges staged in different environments. These maps will feature two different win conditions, all with their own quirks and challenges. The two win conditions are Aspect Win (push the payload), and Captain Win (achievable by killing the enemy Captain four times). Each game is made up of a best of five rounds, with either win conditions being met.
Fangs’ diverse hero roster of fourteen heroes at launch, comes with an even more in-depth customization system. With the ability to change augments each round, players can change their playstyle to match any team comp challenges.
In Fangs, we want to make sure everyone finds a home with one of our heroes. We will create and foster diverse backgrounds and styles so that folks can relate with any one of our heroes. We hope that each hero inspires players to push the boundaries of their plays, and find new answers to challenges every single round.
Hidden Leaf Games’ mission is to augment best-in-class MOBA combat through strategic decision making. When they first began brainstorming for how they wanted Fangs to play, they looked at some of their favorite MOBA titles and took inspiration from elements that they felt really spoke for the genre, while eliminating other mechanics that didn’t add to the experience they were looking to create.
Hidden Leaf Games’ goal for Fangs is to empower players to express their style through a fast-paced hero brawler that rewards adaptability and precise skill. The game invites both the MOBA curious, as well as genre veterans since it’s easy to learn, but hard to master. Fangs eliminates lane phases, CSing, and complex item builds which help lower the MOBA entry barriers that tend to deter folks from the genre.
Founded in 2019 by CEO & Executive Producer David Li, and President Bao Lam, Hidden Leaf Games is a venture backed game development studio with more than 70 developers across the globe. Hidden Leaf Games as a studio has the mission of delivering a world-class experience that focuses on competition, progression, and social play.
We believe games are meant to be played together, regardless of skill level or platform. At our core, we’re players who deeply value the social and community interactions that competitive moments have to offer.
Fangs’ Game Features:
- 4v4 action MOBA
- Design lead by the designer responsible for DOTA 2, and League of Legends
- Roster of 14 unique heroes
- Original VO lines for each hero
- Individual hero customization with multiple augment combinations
- Fast Paced Action
- Team-based strategy
- Competitive accessibility – easy to learn, but hard to master
- High replayability and game progression
- Early Access available for download on Steam and the Epic Games store
Let us know what you think about the upcoming MOBA Fangs and whether or not you are interested in checking it out.