The Witcher's First MOBA, Battle Arena, Released Worldwide

Mobile-focused MOBA comes to Android and iOS; Devs insist that it’s free-to-play but features no pay-to-win elements.

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The Witcher Battle Arena, a game which marks the first time the series has ventured into the MOBA genre, was released on Thursday to iOS and Android devices.

Developed by Fuero Games, Battle Arena puts players in teams of three and tasks them with securing various zones on a game map by occupying them. Opponents can either be the in-game AI, or other combatants connected online.

Though it is free-to-play, series custodian CD Projekt RED insists that the game will not allow players to gain an advantage by paying for items. In a statement, the company said: "Featuring elements known from role-playing games and a fair, player-friendly monetization system, the game features no pay to win elements and allows every item and functionality to be unlocked entirely via gameplay."

As well as PvP and co-op, players can also test their skills in practice modes. Battle Arena launches with nine characters available--variants of warriors, mages and archers--and Fuero Games is said to be developing more for future updates.

A launch trailer can be seen above, and the video below demonstrates how characters move around locations, and attack others, by tapping and flicking touch-screens.

Two different arenas are available at launch, Nilfgaardian Arena and the Korath Desert.

Battle Arena’s release comes just several months ahead of The Witcher 3 release date, which was recently delayed to May 19.

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average game, no time for this game, there are other, more interesting. Besides, the battle arena destroys the whole atmosphere of the game The Witcher. at least for me

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For me this game is not as good as they say. Everyone think it is The Witcher so this game must be great but nothing like that, boring game with only one game type and 2 maps.

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It's actually a pretty good game. Love playing as Geralt.

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I think the best game on Android for all age groups is Bubble Trouble 1 - Classic! It's one of my favorite childhood games and am so glad to find it on Android! Its really worth a try guys! :)

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Played the game. As a Witcher fan the game made me excited. The characters are varied enough, and i like the character progress and such. Wish there were more arena's and cosmetic items to cost less but, you gain the in game currency acceptably quick. still way easier to buy the items. It is fun though, as in it doesn't seem like a franchise vampire, CDPR know what they are doing, time will tell if it gets better, or if the player base sticks around.

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I wish 'Guardians of Middle Earth' had made the decision to do it this way, rather than pay for the game (leaving a tiny playerbase) and including cash grab mechanics (originally dlc's for additional characters and a game mode) but the main flaw was peer2peer, that lag was unplayable, lol.

Sadly the game was quite fun to play... On the rare occasion it ran smoothly and had enough players.

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@JimmeyBurrows what really killed GoME was the terrible lag in the games. They should have had servers.

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@oflow Hence "but the main flaw was peer2peer, that lag was unplayable, lol."

However, more players (from making it free to play) + better matchmaking (which was better on the steam version) would have at least curbed the problem.

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Looks fcking awful. Another shitty clone latching off of bigger better giants

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*Yawn*

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I get the impression that this is a game that Witcher or CD Projekt fans would rather not want to be reminded about.

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