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CD Projekt's announcements always pique my interest, but I'll have to be honest and say that I wasn't expecting them to announce a free-to-play mobile-focused MOBA based on the rich Witcher's fiction, in collaboration with the developers at Fuero Games. The Witcher Battle Arena is slated to be released on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. You can find the unfortunately gameplay-less teaser trailer embedded below:
And then read the full press release:
CD PROJEKT RED, creators of the critically acclaimed Witcher franchise of games, and Fuero Games are proud to announce The Witcher Battle Arena--a bold extension of the series into the realm of mobile entertainment.
(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, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED.
The Witcher Battle Arena is a fast, fun and accessible MOBA game based in the Witcher universe. Designed with mobile devices in mind, Battle Arena combines great accessibility and a balanced learning curve with complex tactics and a limitless array of skill-based strategies gamers can deploy during each battle. Designed with fairness in mind, the game features no pay-to-win elements and allows players to unlock every piece of in-game content entirely via gameplay.
In the Arena, six heroes battle it out to the death, trying to capture and hold three conquest points in short, intense and action-packed skirmishes. The intuitive system of character progression allows you to create player-tailored character builds and unique item configurations to surprise your friends and stagger your foes. Become legendary characters such as the witcher Letho of Gulet, dwarven adventurer Zoltan Chivay or the mighty sorceress Philippa Eilhart and use their diverse skills to gain the advantage and crush those foolish enough to cross your path.
(In a world full of enter-your-PIN-number-to-win mechanics, what we value above all is well-balanced and honest gameplay,) said Tadek ZieliÅ„ski, Creative Analyst, CD PROJEKT RED. (Battle Arena is all about skill and dedication, and we've spent hundreds of hours planning to make it a paragon of fairness in mobile gaming,) ZieliÅ„ski added.
Designed by CD PROJEKT RED and developed by Fuero Games, The Witcher Battle Arena is scheduled to launch sometime in Q4 2014 on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows (tablets), with free future updates planned to expand the game both in terms of number of characters, gameplay modes and more.
(The whole team here at Fuero Games is really excited at the prospect of developing a game for such a big and engaged community as that of The Witcher. I'm convinced that our skill in mobile multiplayer game development, combined with the creative flair of CD PROJEKT RED, will produce an experience Witcher fans will want to come back to again and again,) said StanisÅ‚aw Fiedor, CEO, Fuero Games.
You can find more information on the upcoming title on the official website.