Whats up! I’m Mihai Preda, studio head right here at Enjoyable Labs, and we’re the studio behind Nerf Legends. GameMill Leisure, our writer, had been discussing the chance of a possible Nerf recreation with Hasbro and once they introduced the pitch to us, we actually favored the thought of bringing the toys to life in a online game and creating a novel universe to associate with them. From the beginning, everybody was very supportive of getting inventive freedom to provide you with a novel set of characters, ranges, and story and to create a universe by no means earlier than seen in any Nerf recreation earlier than.
Nerf Doomlands The Decide — actual toy on left, in-game mannequin on proper.
When it comes to my private historical past with the Nerf model, my son loves Nerf blasters – it’s one among his favourite toys and he has been a supply for plenty of inspirations and creativity all through the challenge. There’s something about his adventurous spirit and surprise that simply brings me pleasure. I see it after we’re chasing one another round with blasters or difficult one another to shoot targets throughout the room. Largely, although, I believe he likes to faux I’m an alien so he can fireplace darts at his previous man.
It has been a whole lot of enjoyable taking these Nerf blasters my son and I play with and translating them into the sport. We had been lucky to obtain the 3D CAD fashions used to make the plastic molds for the toys. This was a terrific place to begin for us as a result of they had been principally blueprints which allowed us to rapidly make top quality game-ready blasters that we knew had been genuine to the real-life counterpart.
Nerf Elite 2.0 Shockwave — actual toy on left, in-game mannequin on proper.
For the sport, we needed to take issues up a notch and make the blasters come alive to match the brand new universe we had been creating. We did this by taking inspiration from the form and look of the blasters and imaged them with sci-fi coatings, animated lights, and different results with out altering the id of the blaster. That was vital to us as a result of we needed to make sure that the blasters nonetheless seemed recognizable to what folks performed with as children (or as adults who nonetheless take pleasure in Nerf blasters).
Nerf Elite Titan CS — actual toy on left, in-game mannequin on proper.
Getting the blasters to really feel proper was simply as vital as making them look proper and we needed to verify all of them felt totally different. We took inspiration from many different shooter video games and grouped the blasters into courses. Some, just like the Decide, are nice short-range blasters that do a whole lot of harm up shut. Others just like the Nerf Mega Centurion are specialised for lengthy vary sniper-like motion. Then there may be the Nerf Extremely One which is a well-rounded mid-range blaster. Moreover, every is specifically balanced with a large set of parameters comparable to vary, accuracy, unfold, drop, reload pace, cooldown, and extra. Past this, we put a whole lot of vitality into the visible and audio id of every blaster. We hand-crafted the visible results, the animations, and the audio to additional differentiate how they really feel. For instance, the Nerf Elite Titan is a big blaster that feels highly effective however slows you down as a result of it’s bulkier. It’s a far totally different expertise than the short, fast firing Nerf Extremely Two.
Nerf Mega Sniper — actual toy on left, in-game mannequin on proper.
Nerf Legends takes place within the close to future the place blasters are enhanced and used for a Nerf match. On this context, the sound of the blasters is impressed by the toys, however enhanced and brought to an entire new stage. We leaned into some sci-fi sound results which differ tremendously from blaster to blaster, however it’s not the pew-pew sounds you may hear in motion pictures. We leaned into the thought of enhancing the mechanical interior workings of the toy and giving them refined electromagnetic sounds, as if the blasters are propelling darts ahead with magnetic forces.
Nerf AccuStrike RaptorStrike — actual toy on left, in-game mannequin on proper.
We labored carefully with Hasbro to provide you with a various listing of blasters throughout a number of totally different sequence just like the Extremely, Mega, and Elite, together with each older and newer fashions. Most blasters within the recreation got here out throughout the previous 5 years, however we even have some that launched as just lately as this yr. We hope that you can find a Nerf blaster you’re keen on when the sport releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on November 19.