ACE Team’s Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break may have a new publisher, but that eccentric style you know and love is still in play.
Rock of Ages is the wacky tower defense racing series from developer ACE Team. The devs are teaming up with Modus Games to release Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break early next year. The game mixes an easy-to-use level editor, competitive tower defense, quirky, Monty Python-inspired humor and more to deliver a package that you really should check out.
Previously, many of ACE Team’s games have been published by SEGA. Which means this is a bit of new direction for the team. That said, Modus Games is picking up steam lately. They’re behind anticipated games like Trine 4 and Cris Tales, so it’s not a crazy move for ACE Team to make.
And, from the trailer, it doesn’t look like any of that RoA wackiness has been lost in the publisher change. I don’t always love every game ACE Team puts out, but I admire their ambition to try weird things. Who else would make a game where you control a wheel of cheese as it rolls through a town filled with Japanese-inspired architecture? And who would give that game two follow-ups?
So, while games like SolSeraph left me less than impressed, I’m always eager to see what ACE Team does next. The level-editor, in particular, looks like it could be a major boon for the game’s online scene. If they can get the technical quirks fixed, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is very popular within the community.
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break will come to Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One in early 2020.