The Witcher, one of the quite popular hack 'n' slash RPG games in recent years, will apparently chop its way to mobile devices later this year, but it will stray away from its fundamental gameplay concept pretty seriously. See, the mobile version of The Witcher, dubbed The Witcher Battle Arena, will drop the straightforward character leveling and will evolve into a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game (or MOBA), similar to the likes of League of Legends and Dota 2.
Unlike similar games, The Witcher Battle Arena will come with a slightly simplified gameplay. For starters, the game won't feature any AI mobs (a.k.a minions or creeps). Thus, players won't have to farm, but only wage war on each other. Speaking of heroes, The Witcher Battle Arena will allow players to choose from a wide array of well-known heroes from the Witcher universe, such as Letho of Gulet, Iorveth, Zoltan Chivay, Philippa Eilhart, Saskia of Aedirn, and others.
While some hardcore fans of the action-packed game series might be bashing their heads against a brick wall, it will be more than curious to see if The Witcher Battle Arena will finally bring adequate MOBA gameplay to mobile devices. Due to their specific mechanics, most representatives of the genre are usually rendered unsuitable for mobile devices – normally, MOBA games are being played on desktop platforms, where the killer combination between a keyboard and a mouse easily prevails.
But undoubtedly the most important aspect of the upcoming MOBA title is that it will be completely free. The developer says that the game will feature zero in-app purchases.
The game will hit iOS, Android, and Windows Phone later this year. Are you looking forward to it?
source: The Witcher Battle Arena via SlashGear