Gameloft about to release a new fighting game full of Greek gods and heroes


The fighting game genre isn't the most popular on mobile, given that the gameplay doesn't mesh well with touch controls. Still, there are a few titles, where the developers have tried their best to create a beautiful environment and a gameplay mechanic, which is at least a bit engaging, employing timed taps and swipes as its medium. Titles like Infinity Blade III, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Mortal Kombat X come to mind.

Gameloft has announced that it is cooking its own entry into the genre, dubbed "Gods of Rome". The title's trailer shows some pretty beautiful environments and richly designed characters – especially considering it's supposed to run on mobile devices. As far as which heroes will be playable, so far we can see Zeus – god of thunder, Atlas – the mighty Titan who holds up the sky, and Spartacus – the famous slave-turned-gladiator. We are pretty sure Gameloft wouldn't launch a fighting title with just 3 characters, but the rest are yet to be revealed.

In terms of gameplay, all we can do is speculate. But from what we can see in the trailer, it looks like it will be another "tap to punch / slide for power hit" type of title. We'll have to wait and see.

Do you play round-based fighters on your mobile device, or is tapping and sliding not enough to sate your hunger for extremely punishing, timing-based combos?

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13 Comments

1. Illuminati007

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Gameloft- Release a new game- make it free- let people enjoy a little- charge a lot of money for perks to advance in the game- spoil experience. Not to blame them but it's sad to see in app purchases in games because of piracy. Don't want a world where every game needs you to connect to the server to play.

2. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Don't use piracy as an excuse for them to be greedy on their own way.

6. Illuminati007

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Ask a developer about the efforts that go into developing an app or a game. Then, someone uses it for free and you don't get paid. You lose money and you stop developing. Call them greedy but there's logic behind the in app purchase model. I agree with you to some extent though, sometimes the money they charge is outrageous.

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Free versions still get pirated since they can offer mods that circumvent iaps or just supply unlimited supply of lifes, gems, coins or whatever they use in a game. The major reason for developers like Gameloft is a steady high income at the expense of the user.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

they have to make money somehow. People spend but loads, I know people dropping 300+ a month on things like clash of clans etc, I find it ludicrous. I paid for fallout 4, any mobile game that chargers half of what that game offers is nuts. If I like the game I will support them a few bucks here and there, but I have enjoyed gameloft games for the most part. What I do know is if it is gameloft then a windows version is going to come as well.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

i dont care if it need to connect to server everytime I play, to reduce game piracy (like diablo3, simcity, etc) but I really hate in app-purchase to unlock new costume/ character/ weapon/ perk/ map/ whatever, since I already pay for that game (but some DLC for $10-20 still fine tough, but not pay to win type)

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Gods of Rome-Zeus.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

League of Rome

5. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

When I saw that picture of Sparticus I noticed he looks exactly like a character model in Infinity Blade.

8. Avinash.Meeniga unregistered

Kratos gonna whoop them all up

9. Tacokillah

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Why would they name it after Rome when they are going to use Greek gods? Lol.

11. TerryTerius unregistered

Because the Roman gods are the Greek Gods, only with different names. The Romans basically hijacked all of Greek mythology for themselves.

13. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Zeus = Raiden? LOL

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