Contestants on the HTV combat shows are celebrities around the world. Each has a loyal legion of fans cheering them on as they fight on live TV. Each seeks to stand apart from the rest and achieve mega-stardom. In Hedone, being good isn’t enough; you also need to look good doing it.
As contestants battle through a match, the global audience votes for their favourites and the most successful gain access to experimental technologies as the game progresses. Playing to the crowd and pulling off daring, showy moves is essential to get the fans to love you.
Battles take place in a variety of locations prepared by dedicated location scouts seeking new and exciting arenas for the next match. Oilrigs, shanty towns, industrial complexes and many others including purpose-built arenas have all hosted matches.