Update: The wait is over. The Witcher Battle Arena landed this week on iOS and Android. You can grab the iOS version right here.
Original Story: Considering the size, scope and notoriety of The Witcher series, it’s easy to forget that CD Projekt Red is an indie developer. But indie it is and as someone who has been lucky to meet the team a few times, I have the utmost respect for its indie mentality and desire to serve its diehard community of fans. As the studio builds to the launch of its truly epic The Witcher III: Wild Hunt for next-gen consoles and PC, it is also readying something cool for iOS gamers. We already know about the The Witcher: Adventure Game - designed by veteran board game designer Ignacy Trzewiczek (Stronghold, 51st State). It will exist in both real and digital forms and is expected "soon." Now we can add a MOBA to the list.
Expected in Q4 2014, The Witcher Battle Arena will be a F2P - with a strict rule that everything is unlockable in-game - fast-paced multiplayer online battle arena experience that promises to place an emphasis on skill-based strategy. Six heroes will battle it out at once for control of three conquest points, and you will be able to level-up and customise these characters as you go, experimenting with different item and weapon loadouts. Thus far, the witcher Letho of Gulet, dwarven adventurer Zoltan Chivay and the mighty sorceress Philippa Eilhart have been named.
“With mobile devices as powerful as they are and the graphics they offer being so beautiful, we can finally plunge into mobile gaming and deliver our take on free gaming to gamers worldwide,” said Adam Badowski, the studio's head.
It's a great time to be a Witcher fan and we're stoked to see this talented developer dabbling in bespoke mobile experiences.
While you wait, you can play these awesome mobile MOBAs:
- Fates Forever
- Solstice Arena
- Arena of Heroes
- Heroes of Order & Chaos
- Plants War
- Legendary Heroes