The multiplayer deduction game from Innersloth, Among Us, has entertained players since its release in 2018. So much so that the mobile original was brought to consoles in 2020 and 2021, giving fans more ways to enjoy the game. A new battle arena game is being released based on the popular deduction game.
A fan of the original developed the new Among Us battle arena game. This spinoff is titled Among Us Arena Ultimate and is available for free on the distribution platform Itch. Players should be aware that this is a fan-created game and has no connection to the original developers, Innersloth.
The fan responsible for creating this new battle arena game is known on Twitter as Startcutter and is a game developer themself. In fact, his team is working on their own fighting game, as is evident from the support notes in Among Us Arena Ultimate. These notes ask players who enjoy the game to consider donating to their project. They also note that players should support Innersloth, the original creators of Among Us.
So far, Among Us Arena Ultimate has received a rather warm welcome despite there still being a few bugs for developers to address. CommanderDemon commented on Itch that some of the AI is glitchy and makes it appear like the game is cheating. He mentioned a few situations where he would hit enemy players straight on with attacks that should have destroyed them; instead, the enemies received counters despite being hit after they flashed.
Among Us Arena Ultimate is very much inspired by the original game from Innersloth, and if you weren’t aware, you might not even realize it’s a fan-made game. Still, if you love the quirky art style and characters of Among Us and battle arena fighting games, this could be a match made in heaven. However, Innersloth is still keeping the original game alive as they’re currently working on a VR version of Among US with beta testing happening soon.