Our heartfelt thanks go to our secret service agents around the world for helping us get here. This launch is of course just the beginning – this is where the real work will begin with the community to find our competitive balancing, build out ranked and shape the game together.
We can’t wait to gear up and see you all on the Welkin Islands! Release date trailer and press release below!
SAN MATEO – APRIL 28, 2022 – Super Evil Megacorp, developer of core games perfected for touchscreen, will bring players a new world of epic battles, powerful guns, customizable abilities, and mystical primals from another realm with the release of battleground shooter Catalyst Black on May 25. The premier quality mobile title will immediately be playable on touch screen and controller, and can be scaled up from mobile to large screen.
Launching on iOS and Android, Catalyst Black is designed with Super Evil’s core philosophy that gamers are gamers on every device and deserve to play beautiful, responsive, and shared experiences regardless of the device or control mechanism they choose to play on. This guiding principle also fuels Super Evil’s proprietary E.V.I.L. engine, upon which Catalyst Black is built, known for unlocking the best possible player experiences by delivering high-performance graphics and precision controls across the widest range of hardware and screen sizes. Pre-registration for Catalyst Black, which unlocks several in-game rewards at major milestones, is available now at http://catalystblack.com/.
In Catalyst Black, players will ascend to the skies as they embark on an expedition to acquire rich caches of power discoverable across the exotic Welkin Islands. Floating high above Kyria, the Welkins offer near limitless access to the mystical resource catalyte, but also hold within them the great mysteries of Catalyst Black itself.
Players can collect, upgrade, and customize their loadout to create the best combination for their playstyle. Available from launch, the 30+ guns, 12+ abilities, 15+ trinkets, and 6 primals enable deep theorycrafting and strategy contrasts — including hunting kills as a long-range sniper, dueling other players as a sneaky assassin, and countering the enemy as a primal hunter. Within this loadout comes the selection of a primal: mystical creatures capable of decimating the entire enemy team, each commanding their own strengths. Players must decide the perfect moment to transform into their primal and unleash havoc to turn the tide of battle.
Catalyst Black offers players the choice between a wide variety of modes, including Hydra, where they can battle players and bosses alike in a PvEvP showdown; Slayer, where they can defeat enemies for points toward victory; and Eventide, where they will vie for control of an ancient fortress. Catalyst Black also pioneers a drop-in gameplay feature allowing players to instantly join friends’ ongoing matches. For players seeking a more shared experience, parties allow groups of friends to join matches on the same team, facilitating deeper strategy and social experiences.
“Catalyst Black takes mobile-first games to a new level both by offering input flexibility and through its accessible yet deep, action-packed gameplay,” said Kristian Segerstrale, CEO of Super Evil Megacorp.
“With Catalyst Black we wanted to build something in an area we felt players were underserved. Catalyst Black offers skilled combat, deep loadout customization and choice, and joyful moments powered by our primals. We have an exciting roadmap ahead of us and look forward to evolving with our community once live!”
By pre-registering now at http://catalystblack.com/ players will be notified when the game releases on May 25. In-game rewards are unlocked at major pre-registration milestones, such as a Rocket Launcher, Star Chest and Flamethrower. Players can get a first look at the game in the debut trailer: . For more information and press assets on Catalyst Black, please visit catalystblack.com/press.
ABOUT SUPER EVIL MEGACORP
Super Evil Megacorp is a mobile-first, cross-platform, AAA developer with a mission to create incredible shared game experiences by breaking creative and technical boundaries. The company is home to leading industry talent previously at studios such as Riot Games, Blizzard Entertainment, Guerrilla Games, Sony, and MZ. After creating Vainglory, the MOBA perfected for touch and pioneer in mobile esports, Super Evil Megacorp embarked on building Catalyst Black, a next generation battleground shooter. As featured in Apple’s iPhone 13 keynote, Catalyst Black reinvents what mobile combat means: beautiful environments, deep arsenals, and rich social integrations built to support the mobile lifestyle.
Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Index Ventures, Signia Venture Partners, Initial Capital and more. Super Evil Megacorp is distributed globally with the HQ in San Mateo, California.
Kristian is the CEO of Super Evil Megacorp. Living near Lisbon, Portugal, Kristian’s twin obsessions are figuring out the future of the game industry and crafting highly talented teams and cultures to work toward that future. Before Super Evil Megacorp, Kristian was among other things CEO at Playfish, EVP at EA, co-founder at Glu Mobile and Board Member of Supercell. In his spare time Kristian plays music, invests in and advises other game companies, and tries to figure out how to mitigate existential risk for humanity. Player Name: EdTheShred