Vainglory headed to new Apple phones and tabs

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You know what this world lacks? I’ll give you a hint: it starts with a “MMM” and ends with an “OBA”. Those games are just so far and few between these days! Luckily, a brand new one was unveiled along with the new range of Apple products last night. Are you ready for Vainglory?

I’m totally kidding by the way, I think the MOBA market is getting far too flooded. Still, if you’re a fan of the genre like I am, you might be interested in Vainglory. Here’s what you can expect from the game (via the official site)

    • Dive into intense MOBA action by developers formerly at Riot Games & Blizzard Entertainment.
    • Immerse yourself in a vivid world with ultra-high fidelity graphics.
    • Play with intuitive precision controls.
    • Blaze through fast-paced, 20-minute matches.
    • Become powerful heroes with unique abilities.
    • Explore immense variety and flexibility in build paths for each hero.
    • New heroes and features coming regularly.
    • The global roll-out of Vainglory start in October 2014 for iPads (iPad 2 upwards), the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus

What interests me the most is that the game was developed by people from Riot Games and Blizzard Entertainment. They should know the genre very well, and have hopefully done enough to differentiate the game from others. Also, it will be available on just about all the Apple tabs. This bodes well for me because I won’t be getting an iPhone 6, but I do have an iPad mini.

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Mobile games really have come a long way visually. Check out this trailer which shows off the game engine.

It does look rather nice and shiny. If that is the map of the final game, it seems that there will be focus on a single lane only, and a jungle full of neutrals. It’s similar to Heroes of the Storm in that these creeps can be recruited to help push down the lane. There is a large one right in the middle called The Kraken. I’d imagine securing him gives that team a huge advantage.

There is another trailer which emphasises the competitive nature of the game. Also, wild LAN party and lone Asians?

Somebody seriously needs to smack me over the head if I look like that while playing it. I don’t think I even click my mouse that much playing Dota 2!

Vainglory will roll out sometime in October. I must ashamedly admit that I like the look of it, the addiction is too strong! I will be definitely trying it out. Will you?

Last Updated: September 10, 2014

Matthew Figueira

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  • Kromas of City17

    If I hear of another Moba I am gonna shoot myself.

    Also can’t wait for Heroes of the Storm. 😛

    • Hammersteyn


    • Splooshypooh


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Did you hear about the new MOBA EA are working on set in the ME universe?

      • Kromas of City17

        WHAT WHAT WHAT!!!!


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Well they haven’t, but give them a couple of months & I’m sure they will 😉 EVERYONE WANT A SLICE OF MOBA-CAKE!

          • Kromas of City17

            They can polish and dress up a turd and call it the new model for an alien race in the ME universe and it would most likely make me start salivating.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            haha the Turd-Collectors?

          • Kromas of City17

            The turd-reapers. Eradicating all sentient feces across the universe.

            Hey their leader could actually be Roger Wilco. 🙂

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            “Assuming direct control… sniff sniff… EUWWWW”

          • Admiral Chief Assassin


    • hairyknees

      Heroes of the Storm is awesome 🙂

      • Kromas of City17

        Diablo riding a pony that farts rainbows. ’nuff said.

  • haxyen


  • Hammersteyn

    Good, the more MOBAs the bigger the bubble.

    • And the bigger the prick needed to pop it? 0_O

      • Kromas of City17

        Well apparently gamers are already big pricks.

        Then again I care just enough to keep commenting. 😛

      • Hammersteyn

        I’m not popping anything, wait what?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      bwhahahaha but aren’t MOBAs mostly F2P PC games, and as we’ve learnt today PC gamers are cheap? It’s all starting to make sense now.

      • Hammersteyn

        I know it’s F2P but they must finance the game and the servers somehow?

  • Accidently clicked, saw MOBA and moved on (after typing this…) Trolol

  • Anon A Mouse

    Isn’t owning / using an Apple product already considered vain? Why do you want a game to show how gloriously vain you are?

  • Splooshypooh

    This is going to be HUGE

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oh I think I know the answer to this! Is it MMMNOCABBAGEWEDON’TWANTANOTHERMOBA?

    • hairyknees

      SO CLOSE!

  • WarframedSquirrel

    Oh look, a MOBA… *leaves article* 😛

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Hang on Martha, are you sure this isn’t just some elaborate trolling? Apple users are getting a game called Vainglory? Would Pretentioushipsterdouche be too obvious? ;P

    • hairyknees

      I hate that they put the words together. VAINGLORY!!! Maybe Vain Glory was too obvious?!?! 😛

      • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

        The worst is I tried to read it first as “Vaniglory” But with an afrikaans sounding V

    • WarframedSquirrel

      HipsterGlory was too mainstream

  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora



    *Cries more*

  • HvR

    Talking about Apple products, I presume this one is going to be huge seller because clearly all iFanboys want to to do it.

  • Viking Of Science

    I hope it does well, Like really well, Well enough that publishers start reworking their current MOBAs to work on mobile, slowly phasing out support on PC, until only LoL and Dota 2 remain….

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