Waves of Steel, the over-the-top build-your-own-battleship (BYOB) arcade naval combat sim with kickflipping warships from TMA Games, spots v1.0 off the starboard bow and exits Steam Early Access on PC today. Future plans include charting a course onto Xbox Series X|S.
Lock and load up in ludicrous battles paying the ultimate homage to ’90s anime and Saturday morning cartoons. Take down new threats in v1.0 including ships that can transform into Gundam-inspired mechs and the overwhelming power of “The Biggest Gun” as well as long-standing rivals like a volcano newly-fashioned into a gun or a menacing mobile ice fortress.
Venture into v1.0’s single-player campaign, now including the debut of the final 7 of the story’s 33 missions. Confront brand-new threats, including ships that can transform into Gundam-inspired mechs, and the overwhelming power of “The Biggest Gun”. Equip ships with beyond-cutting-edge weaponry like railguns and plasma torpedoes. Experiment with special abilities that let a 50000-ton warship dance like a fighter jet.
Upgrade your mighty vessel by collecting the remains of fallen foes and discovering hidden treasures. Customize the more than 50 different playable ships with over 450 different ship parts. Make any ship as historically (in)accurate as you want with custom flags, paint jobs, and decals.
Take advantage of the game’s extensive accessibility options: customize controls, set any or all weapons to autofire, change the HUD’s colors, and even tweak the game’s speed. Set up grand melees in Free Play mode against your choice of ships from across the entire campaign. Anyone and everyone can take to the captain’s chair and conquer the cartoonishly dangerous waters of Waves of Steel.
Streamer captains can put fate in the hands of viewers, thanks to Crowd Control integration. The audience can call down raining meteors and orbital lasers, scramble your controller, activate cheats like Big Head Mode, and even turn individual enemy ships into specially-named minibosses.
Waves of Steel leaves Steam Early Access on Windows PCs today for $14.99 at a launch discount of 25%, or $19.99 for the game and its soundtrack.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S