Jagex Games Studio is proud to announce three new heroes will be taking up arms in the Block N Load roster on Thursday 1st October, as the largest ever update to the game is released. Until now players of the team-based online first-person shooter, which launched earlier this year on PC, have enjoyed an eccentric selection of nine maverick heroes, but that number increases by three with the arrival of newcomers Yury the Yeti, Kira-chan, and Vander Graaf.
Ready to shake up the old guard with new moves, new attitudes, and new tactics, this triple-bill of top-line troops are primed to rock the block from next week!
New characters and abilities
Yury the Yeti: Hailing from the frozen wastes of Siberia, Yury combines Cold War tactics with mountain equipment found on a mutilated ski slope worker. (Hey, he just found him that way!) Armed with snowballs, the SnowThrower 6000 SUX, and the ability to call down an avalanche on his foes, Yury is hoping the time for perestroika and glasnost in Block N Load is over.
Kira-chan: This singing superstar throws down destruction just like her lyrics – with flair. Rainbows and J-Pop are your new nightmare, and you’ll wish for a simple explosion or just a well-placed bullet instead. Kira-chan’s Kitty Launcher, which fires out explosive cat dolls, customised SMG ‘Hidari & Migi’, and the ‘J-Pop star’ ability that turns every firefight into an OTT music video (and provides her with temporary unlimited ammo) means she’s determined to stay top of the pops.
Vander Graaf: A master of electricity and disco dance moves, Vander Graaf is literally a walking dynamo. With clever use of his Tesla Coils and Static Gloves, he can be shockingly effective in both attack and defence. Be sure to avoid his Lightning Cage ability however, otherwise you may find the results electrifying.
“The loyal Block N Load community has spent many months getting to grips with our current hero line-up. They’ve built and destroyed millions of blocks, and we love their feedback, enthusiasm and ideas. Now we’re really excited to see what they make of Yuri, Kira and Vander when they arrive in-game next Thursday. The addition of new heroes into the line-up is part of the largest update to Block N Load yet, and we’re looking forward to sharing the full information on this in the very near future!”
-David Solari, vice president of Block N Load