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The Witcher will land on iOS, Android, and WP later this year as a... MOBA

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The Witcher will land on iOS, Android, and WP later this year as a... MOBA

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.
"It will be a free game. A genuinely free game. You know we are fair with gamers. We are known for giving away stuff for free. We believe free is fair. So we wanted to realise our philosophy also with the MOBA game," Tadek Zilenski, the project manager of The Witcher Battle Arena, stated.

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

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posted on 02 Jul 2014, 10:57 6

1. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

Title : .... land on iOS and Android this year ....
Last sentence : .... hit iOS, Android, and Windows Phone later this year .

I dont think i have to say anything else...

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 11:15

2. Daboss (Posts: 42; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)

Apart from nova and modern combat, and other good fps for nexus 7 2013?

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 12:52

3. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

I remember, the best climate of the game, was when the sun was going down, everybody in the village, or a town went to sleep, and the witcher drunk his potions and went for a hunt. Then the beasts woke up, and the slaughter began.
I doubt, the same kind of climate can be made without "AI mobs". After all, the whole point of the witcher proffession is to kill beasts...

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