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This is what playing LawBreakers looks like

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This is free-to-play?

LawBreakers — the final name for Boss Key Productions' originally codenamed Project Bluestreak — was formally unveiled earlier this week and is wasting no time in getting gameplay and details in front of would-be players.

LawBreakers is a five-on-five, free-to-play arena shooter in which two sides — the "law" and the "lawbreakers" — battle it out amidst a sci-fi backdrop in which the moon has been destroyed and Earth's gravity is ... well, in a bad way. That sets up the game's three pillars: "gangs, guns and gravity."

Today, coinciding with the beginning of PAX Prime in Seattle, Boss Key has shared the above minute-plus of footage showing off four of the game's characters playing the "Grandview" map, set in the Grand Canyon. Sticking with Boss Key boss Cliff Bleszinski's comment during the reveal, the game's cast is equally split male and female, as are the first four here. Let's go through each one:

Kitsune

"Kitsune is a fast, highly maneuverable melee fighter with deadly precision. She excels when she can get up close and personal, preferring to catch her opponents by surprise. Although she is not well-suited to tackling opponents head-on, what she lacks in durability she more than makes up for in damage output and mobility."

Breacher

"As a well-rounded soldier, Breacher performs well in nearly any situation. His run-and-gun gameplay is well suited for novice and experienced FPS players alike. His assault rifle and sidearm have powerful and unique abilities, but still manage to feel comfortable and easy to use. Breacher excels at quickly subduing opponents and effectively supporting teammates."

Maverick

"An extremely mobile and highly stylized combatant. Maverick is what you would get if you strapped armor made from an F-15 Fighter Jet onto a Spec Ops soldier. Maverick uses her jets to take to the sky and quickly move around the battlefield, raining down death with her Vulcan Gatling cannon and massively destructive Starfall ability, which allows her to take flight, then plummet, dealing massive damage to anyone caught in the blast."

Cronos

"An absolute brute. High durability and damage output, but very low mobility. Cronos charges the front lines, soaking damage for his allies and dishing out twice as much with his rocket launcher and ricochet grenades. Most opponents will want to stay as far away from Cronos as possible. If he gets too close to you, it’s probably too late — you’re already dead."

Disclosure: Cliff Bleszinski's brother, Tyler Bleszinski, is the founder of Polygon sister site and Vox Media progenitor SB Nation.