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While The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is not yet ready for action, that doesn’t mean that eager mobile gamers can’t join Geralt and the rest of his cohorts on the field of battle as CD Projekt Red and Fuero Games announce the release of The Witcher Battle Arena for Android and iOS.
Rather than saving small settlements from marauders, overthrowing tyrants or hunting down terrifying monsters, The Witcher Battle Arena is actually a MOBA, giving players a chance to team up with online companions and utilize their unique skills to overthrow the enemy.
Man, MOBA’s sure are becoming popular these days. From Lord of the Rings to Batman, or more popular titles like DOTA 2 and League of Legends, multiplayer online battle arenas are taking the world by storm. Speaking of storms, even Blizzard has a MOBA called Heroes of the Storm en route, too.
Basically, players get to pick from a crop of heroes with specific abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Pairing those characters wisely with those of your teammates is a huge part of the strategy, as teams meet on a field of battle and fight for victory.
There aren’t actually a lot of mobile MOBAs out there, but CD Projekt Red and the team at Fuero Games seem to believe they’ve got a winning formula.
“In Battle Arena, two three-player teams fight against each other, trying to capture and hold conquest points in short, intense and action-packed battles,” reads the game’s official announcement. “Designed with mobile devices in mind, Battle Arena combines intuitive controls with skill-based strategies and fast-paced action. Dive into a rich fantasy universe as you rain fire from afar as a sorceress or cleave your enemies’ knees as a dwarf—all with the flick of a finger.”
The developer said that Battle Arena contains popular elements from role-playing games (Like, you know, The Withcher 3: Wild Hunt.) and a “fair, player-friendly monetization system” that features “no pay to win elements and allows every item and functionality to be unlocked entirely via gameplay.”
This first version of the game boasts two maps, the Nilfgaardian Arena and the Korath Desert, as well as nine playable heroes from the Witcher universe. You’ll discover all sorts of equipment throughout combat, as well as new ways to develop your characters.
“Modify any hero to cater to your playstyle and be the first to dominate the arena,” continues the announcement. It also calls out plans for continued support, such as new heroes, maps and even gameplay modes.
Interested in checking it out? Then grab The Witcher Battle Arena free of charge right now on iOS or Google Play.