NACON and Eko Software have released a new trailer, showcasing the gameplay of Handball 21. As the press release reads, the trailer highlights three fundamental aspects of Handball 21, which fans of the sport will love.
For the first time, motion capture was used in the graphical overhaul of the animations. Thus, the stars of handball and their movements will be now much more realistic. In pursuit of more realism, the atmosphere and passion of supporters have been integrated into the game.
The gameplay has also been redesigned to add more depth to the game. For offensive play, you can now easily switch your tactics and set plays with the directional buttons. In defence, you will need to control the whole defensive line and be alert to prevent your opponent from scoring.
Handball 21 has a lot of officially licensed content. Players can find their favourite team in the eight European leagues (including the French D1 and D2 leagues) and from the 129 teams playing in them, and play with 2,299 official players. Two famous players – Nicolas Karabatic and Fabian Wiede, who play for PSG and Füchse Berlin respectively – are the game’s ambassadors at launch.
Finally, you can experience the sport with three different game modes. With “My squad”, you can customize the equipment of your players and team. In “Solo” mode, you can play as the team you customized in My Squad, manage recruitments to improve the team and take them to the top. As for “Championship” mode, you can choose an existing team and take them through an entire season. And finally, in Multiplayer mode, you can play matches with friends locally or online.
Lastly, the game will have new motion-captured animations, and more intelligent AI. It also promises to pack engaging and tactically demanding gameplay, and official content with 2,299 players recreated in the game.