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The Witcher Goes MOBA On The Unlikeliest Of Platforms

CD Projekt Red has announced another new project in The Witcher universe. With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on track for new-gen consoles and PC in February, and an adventure game going into beta this year, a third project will be making an appearance on mobile devices.

Unlike the other, narrative-driven installments, CD Projekt Red is dabbling in one of the hottest genres in the industry. The new game in The Witcher Battle Arena is a MOBA that features many of the side characters in the series.

No, you won’t (yet) be taking to the field of battle as Geralt or Triss. The eight heroes that have been announced will be familiar to fans of the series, though. These include Iorvath, leader of the Scoia'tael rebels and Geralt's friend, the dwarf Zoltan Chivay.

CD Projekt Red isn't breaking new ground. Zynga released a 3 vs. 3 MOBA on mobile devices in 2013 called Solstice Arena, which eschews minions for direct conflict across a condensed map.

The Witcher Battle Arena will be available soon for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. It’s free-to-play (as are most MOBAs), which means you can either unlock via playing or through in-app purchases.

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  • why is like every dev coming out with a moba spinoff of their series...
  • Is July's fools a thing in Poland?
  • I get it. They want in on the MOBA-pie, but don't want to spend the resources to develop a full game, so they go mobile. Mobile is pretty much a guaranteed success. It doesn't even have to be good, people will see Witcher, they'll see that it's a cheap game they can play on the go with their friends, and they'll buy it.
  • God this is so dumb.

  • Moba should be replaced with "dota 2 and other games that are the same as dota but not as good"
  • YOU get a moba! And YOU get a moba! EVERYONE gets a moba!

  • I love this developer. But, lets not forget this is a business after all. They probably need some extra zloty to finish up/polish The Witcher 3. Makes sense to do a quick small game.

  • Iorvath? Really? Its IorvEth.

  • Of the many Western video game industry practices I despise this fulfills 2 of them: One is seeing X game is getting a MOBA based on the popular franchise that is most likely an inferior clone to LoL or Dota 2, Two is seeing Westernr developers making *** mobile phone games but never touch handheld systems. Honestly, whenever I see a developer make a mobile entry for one of their popular series, I instantly lose a lot of respect for that company.