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Witcher MOBA is a mobile thing

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Witcher MOBA

I think every gamer loves the guys from CD Projekt Red. Beyond just being really nice guys with awesome Polish accents, they come out every now and then to say how they hate DRM and make their upcoming Witcher game sound even cooler. However, this latest announcement might just make some people rather confused.

The Witcher now has a battle arena. Yes, a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) ala Dota or LoL. However, things get a bit different as it’s available soon, but only on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Here is the teaser trailer for the game:.

With a tagline of “Fight, die, and then fight some more”, the guys are promising to do things right when it comes to free gaming:

Everything in the game is unlockable for free, just by playing the game. Our system is honest, well balanced and doesn’t keep you playing for ages to unlock something. If you want to get something unlocked faster, you can purchase it for a reasonable price. It’s that simple.

The game allows players to take on the roles of different characters from The Witcher universe. At the moment, these include: Eithne of Brokilon, Philippa Eihart, The Golem, Iorveth, Letho of Gulet, The Operator, Saskia of Aedirn, Zoltan Chivay. Using these characters (Heroes? Champions?) players can take part in 3v3 modes against each other, or group together against bots, or even play alone if the internet goes the way of our South African economy. Matches are quick – unlike the average 30 minute matches in LoL, these last a maximum of ten minutes, which is perfect for mobile gaming.

Beyond the usual clashes that players are used to from MOBA, apparently there will be different modes, including a campaign.

We will have different modes in the future. There will be a monster-hunting mode, kind of an isometric multiplayer. There will be a boss mode, where you will be able to fight the bosses – that will be purely a (player verses enemy) experience. And we are thinking of other competitive modes. We have a classic one-lane MOBA experience with towers, but we have a different approach because we don’t want to have minions, we don’t want to have farming.

So, it all sounds quite unique and innovative despite the genre being so over-saturated. I’m sure everyone is still rolling their eyes on the other side of this screen – “ugh, another MOBA?” and all that. However, I think this game could actually work. Ten minute mobile fights that you can play with friends or on your own? This could be perfect for bathroom breaks (the usual mobile gaming time limit) and maybe even replace Hearthstone as people’s real game on mobile.

I’ve been reading The Witcher books, there’s the game and the comics, so why not expand into mobile gaming? Are you guys fans enough to want to play anything from the CD Projekt Red guys, even if it’s on mobile? Or does this just seem like jumping on the MOBA/mobile bandwagon to you?

Last Updated: July 2, 2014

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  1. Liquid Kaz (Umar)

    July 2, 2014 at 09:07

    Not interested in the game. Just want to see how the heroes of anti-DRM handle the f2p genre


    • Not_true

      July 2, 2014 at 09:31

      Always-online MOBAs are DRM in and of themselves.


      • heist

        July 2, 2014 at 10:05

        Except that this can be played singleplayer offline – so not always online.


      • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

        July 2, 2014 at 10:18

        Not really the same, F2P games being online is just there to milk you, DRM on the other forces you to authenticate yourself to play a single player game that you PAID for


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 2, 2014 at 09:15

    So it’s a MOBA-ile game? tee hee.



  3. oVg... what castle?

    July 2, 2014 at 09:17

    ProjektRed, stole the fire and passion from Bethesda and made it their own.
    Thats the difference between a game made by the population of the Vatican (Watch Dogs)
    and a tiny studio in Warsaw, PASSION AKA FROM SOFTWARE.


    • Hammersteyn

      July 2, 2014 at 09:43

      Remember Skyrim, seems like a decade ago. That’s how much TESO has blemished their name.


      • oVg... what castle?

        July 2, 2014 at 09:55

        Another example of how the reliance of the internet as an excuse for lower production costs has ruined another good franchise.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 2, 2014 at 09:57

        Skyrim already blemished their name in my eyes. It was not a step up from Oblivion. Just more of the same.


        • Hammersteyn

          July 2, 2014 at 10:08

          But it had dovakin and dragon slaying…….. Yeah that’s basically all that was new. Still a good game though.


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 2, 2014 at 10:13

            Yes, it’s good. I was just hoping for a bit more out of it.

  4. Rince&Shitity

    July 2, 2014 at 09:20

    I’d give it a go, and I wouldn’t usually, just because WITCHER!


    • Weanerdog

      July 2, 2014 at 09:22

      You mean just because its a game on windows phone.


      • Rince&Shitity

        July 2, 2014 at 09:22

        *Witcher game! I’ve got other games, like Final Fantasy, but just can’t be arsed to play them.


        • Weanerdog

          July 2, 2014 at 09:27



        • Brady miaau

          July 2, 2014 at 09:30

          Minion Rush! Is fun and works fine on my windows phone


          • Rince&Shitity

            July 2, 2014 at 09:32

            Is that a pay as you play?

          • Brady miaau

            July 2, 2014 at 16:07

            It can be, if you let it. But nah, I just play and quit. It means you cannot get all the upgrades and outfits and stuff, but hey just run, dodge, run and jump.

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 2, 2014 at 09:21

    It sounds different, I heart CDPR, but it’s mobile, so… no.


    • Hammersteyn

      July 2, 2014 at 09:42



  6. Kromas

    July 2, 2014 at 09:53

    CDPR just went down in my books. Pay2Win is Pay2Win and they can go suck it.


  7. Kensei Seraph

    July 2, 2014 at 10:06

    Sounds slightly interesting.
    I’ll wait for the reviews before making my decision though.


  8. Consumer of Little Rabbits

    July 2, 2014 at 10:31

    Im actually pretty interested to see how theyre going to tackle gameplay. Should be pretty interesting. Im keen.


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