Battle Royale is an action game in development, created by Somarinoa. It is intended as a multiplayer game, with a final goal of 16—32 players at a time per session. The game features over a thousand characters, and the goal is to be in control of the last character still alive. Each character plays differently in one way or another, making the game very complex in overall design, no matter how simple the concept is. It is considered the sister game to Ultimate Showdown; however, unlike US, BA features original characters (though some are based in existent fanon).
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Characters in Battle Royale work in tandem with those seen in Ultimate Showdown, and generally utilize the same basic classes, as well. Certain characters fill multiple classes, and several classes require more kill points to be able to purchase and play. However, as the number of characters still alive begin to dwindle, characters get cheaper a few times before becoming completely free for in-game purchase. Below are some short descriptions of various classes known to exist in-game.
Animal: Self-explanatory, the Animal class holds all animals that can be played in game. Examples of Animals are Beakey the Desert Digger, Chathambo the Duck, or X the Dog.
Brute: Brutes are a combination of Scrapper and Tank classes, being able to deal out as much damage as they can take. Because of their strength, they are generally mid-game fielded characters. Examples of Brutes are Axebit Sawtooth, Bruiser, and Capitara.
Civilian: Civilians are the lowest-tier character class in the game. They are also the most numerous. Civilians are typically quite weak, and can be severely crippled by a single gunshot, unlike many later classes. Examples of Civilians are Analogue, Baldur Steinbach, or Bonnie Sinclair.
Daikaiju: Rare, massive monsters of absolute destruction. When someone fields a Daikaiju character, all other characters are alerted to the threat and a blip is set on their map. Smart players will end their petty grudges to try and take care of the Daikaiju, due to their generally exponential hit points. Examples of Daikaiju would be Cbell'Dej'Ongakelnasdeldamwellake, Plakituros, and Shirtulon.
Destroyer: Destroyers deliver huge amounts of destruction, and are easily capable of destroying buildings. They are generally late-game fielded characters. Examples of Destroyers would be Chilblain, Richter, or Seikrabh.
Diehard: Diehards are a crafty bunch who, as their names suggest, are difficult to kill due to various conditions that are often unique to the character. Examples of Diehards are Vampire or Werewolf characters, but also characters such as Bonnie Sinclair, The Bomb, or Vordathco Mordecai.
Gunner: Gunners wield firearms or similar weaponry, yet not nearly in as great of numbers as a Weapons Expert. They are generally easy to play and manage, and as such are typically early-game fielded characters. Examples of Gunners would be Blastarr, Corporal Syler Korsse, or Lucrecia Callahan.
Infiltrator: Infiltrators are built for sneaking into and out of areas undetected, rogue-style. In fact, thieves would generally be of the infiltrator class. Examples of Infiltrators would be Swamp Croc, Terror Tic, or Undetected Unit.
Jedi: Jedi are the opposite of the Sith class, and use generally light-side Force powers, though depending on the character, some use dark-side Force powers as well. Any and all characters from Star Wars fanon shown to be Jedi are of this class.
Lycanthrope: Lycanthropes are masters—or more correctly, victims—of transformation. Most of these characters gain superhuman feats in their transformed state, whether or not they retain similar abilities in their "normal" state. The most common type of lycanthrope would be a werewolf, although others such as werebears, weretigers, et cetera also exist. Many lycanthropes can only transform at night, and therefore will be forced to revert to a weaker human state during daylight hours, causing the class to often require a little bit of strategy during play. Examples of Lycanthropes are Axel Kolanthe, Baron Ejj Bloodmoon, or Faido Houlein.
Magician: Magicians are a class of wizards, sorcerers, mages, druids, and even illusionists. Their powers are greatly varied by individual, and thus there can be both low-tier and high-tier Magician characters. Examples of Magicians are Arrhen Remato, Cremator, and Vordathco Mordecai.
Martial Artist: Martial Artists are masters of martial arts who are neither Samurai nor Ninja, which are considered their own separate classes. Examples of Martial Artists are the various Ninja Brawlers, and any and all Mortal Kombat fanon characters such as Foom or Sekata.
Mastermind: Masterminds command forces, usually which do much of their fighting for them, although a number of Masterminds are capable of holding their own should their forces be defeated. How these forces fight depends on what type of force it is, though it is many times soldiers, zombies or vampires. A mastermind can usually replenish their forces, either by having a cooldown for reinforcements or by killing opponents and converting the character into an AI ally of theirs (the character playing that character loses control as it is counted as a death and they return to the Character Select screen as normal). Examples of Masterminds are Captain Sab, Dr. BadGuy, or Dr. Kojiro Peppa.
Ninja: Ninjas are adept at the stealthy arts, oftentimes on levels greater than a mere Infiltrator can accomplish. They are often capable of parkour, allowing them to leap to the tops of buildings without needing to move up the stairs like most other human-height classes would have to do. They also suffer from far less fall damage. They often cannot take much damage and therefore are mainly intended to stick to the shadows. Female Ninja, also known as Kunoichi, are also considered members of the Ninja class for simplicity's sake. Examples of Ninja are the various Ninja Brawlers, Death Hand, or Foom.
Ranger: Rangers are similar to Gunners yet have more primitive weaponry, such as bow and arrows or crossbows. Examples of Rangers would be Arrow, Xrosbo, or Yukyo Seigonus.
Saboteur: Saboteurs are explosives experts who specialize in setting off dangerous detonations. Examples of Saboteurs are Boomboom Kuwanger, Emperor Ghaleon, or The Bomb.
Samurai: Samurai are a class of warriors who are a step above Martial Artists. They may wear armor to protect them, and are often significantly slower than a normal Martial Artist or a Ninja, yet do more damage with their sword techniques. Examples of Samurai are Jubei Umewanji.
Scrapper: Scrappers are the polar opposites of Tanks—they can dish out damage relatively quickly yet cannot take as much damage as they can put out. Examples of Scrappers would be #47, Pocket Knight, or Rehan Goto.
Sith: Sith are the opposite of the Jedi class, and use generally dark-side Force powers. Any and all characters from Star Wars shown to be Sith are of this class.
Specialist: Specialists are so uniquely developed that they do not fit into any of the other determined classes. As such, the Specialist class can be considered a "wastebasket class". The characters are not junk necessarily, but they are like a veritable grab bag of skills and abilities. Examples of Specialists are Aximo Coimet, Loki Steinbach, or Mayor Mxxlplex.
Speedster: Speedsters are super-fast characters who are hard to hit on sheer speed alone. This is not a necessarily indication as to their endurance, however. Examples of Speedsters are Blaze the Hedgehog, Lightning, or Richter.
Tank: Tanks are a class found in numerous games, which are capable of surviving a ridiculous amount of physical punishment yet don't do all that much damage on their own. Examples of Tanks are Civil Ogre or Gendaru Axton.
Timespanner: Timespanners are time travelers who have a varied style of fighting, though many possess abilities to slow down players and AI enemies (when toggled on) within a certain radius of the user. Examples of Timespanners are Foom, Gigawatt Cheetur, or Ty Ensemble.
Weapons Expert: Weapons Experts are characters who utilize a large number of weapons or items to their advantage in battle. Most FPS and Point-and-Click Adventure main characters are Weapons Experts. Examples of Weapon Experts are Corporal Syler Korsse, Super Peaceman, or Tempo.
Vampire: Vampires are a class of undead which have the ability to convert opponents and AI enemies (when toggled on) into vampire whelps, often by draining most of the blood from a victim and letting them die. Draining blood only works on blood-filled and non-undead opponents. It restores health for vampire characters and a non-undead blood-filled character who is bitten obtains a status effect similar to poison; should the Vampire stop draining their blood before they run out (and die), they will continue to lose health unless certain styles of stopping this occurs — should they lose all of their health they will die but return as an AI vampire whelp to serve the Vampire. Many Vampires are also of the Diehard and Mastermind class. Examples of Vampires are Asmodel, Count Smackula, or Nazir.
Zombie: Zombies are a class of undead which, upon killing a victim, that character will resurrect a short time later as an AI-controlled monster that will attack most other characters on site, though zombies themselves are immune to this behavior. Some zombies, have the ability to have zombies within a certain radius follow them and attack whomever they attack. Most zombies are weak to headshots, though not all are. Certain zombies will also take damage from healing abilities targeting them. Examples of zombies are Cerf, Jessy, or Taps.