Roller Champions, Ubisoft’s free-to-play roller derby game, releases next week.
There’s an argument that Ubisoft has been throwing multiplayer games at the wall to see what sticks recently. From its various Tom Clancy franchises to the recently-shuttered Hyper Scape, its multiplayer shooters are not doing brilliantly. (Apart from the ever-popular Rainbow Six Siege, obviously.)
Where it has arguably been doing better are its multiplayer sports sims, like Riders Republic, the sort-of sequel to Ubisoft’s best-ever game, Steep.
And the next Ubisoft multiplayer game to give it a go – Roller Champions – is, thankfully, a sports game and not a shooter. A roller derby game, to be precise. (So it’s still fairly violent.)
If you’re not familiar with roller derby, you should definitely go and watch 2009’s Whip It as a gentle introduction – it’s a bit like Dodgeball, but for girls on roller skates beating seven bells out of each other. Then, when you’ve done that, check out your local roller derby leagues, because they’re really flipping cool.
Caught up? Good. And just in time, too: Roller Champions, Ubisoft’s multiplayer take on roller derby, launches on May 25, 2022.
Roller Champions will be free-to-play, and will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC at launch. (With Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna launches for Roller Champions around the corner, presumably if the game does better than it’s shooty stablemates.)
We hate to ask
Thumbsticks has a couple of main aims. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. But it's difficult to make ends meet in online publishing at the moment, so if you'd like to help us continue our work, you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.
Latest from Thumbsticks
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition is out now on PC and console
The updated version of Westwood Studios' classic Blade Runner game is available now on all platforms.
FIFA 22 and Naraka: Bladepoint are now on Xbox Game Pass
FIFA 22 and Naraka: Bladepoint complete June's impressive Xbox Game Pass lineup.
Reminder: There’s a new Nintendo Direct today
JRPG fans should set their alarms for today's Nintendo Direct broadcast.
Fall Guys is out now on Xbox and Nintendo Switch
Battle Royale platformer Fall Guys is out now – and free to play – on Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
This week’s PlayStation releases (June 20-24, 2022)
This week's lineup of new PlayStation releases is dominated by compilations and remasters of classic video games.
This week’s Xbox releases (June 20-24, 2022)
Fall Guys, The Elder Scrolls, and Sonic the Hedgehog headline this week's lineup of new Xbox releases.
This week’s Nintendo Switch releases (June 20-24, 2022)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge and Neon White headline this week's list of Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
Capcom confirms that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is in development
Capcom has announced that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is now in development.