Long awaited, Warcraft Arclight Rumble is now official. Blizzard made the announcement on Tuesday. This game, available soon on iOS and Android, will use the codes of the franchise universe, adapted to smartphones and tablets. With the return of iconic characters and still a bit of mystery…
Mobile games, the new eldorado of large PC and console licenses. But in variations of its own. After League of Legends who gave birth to wild rift, call of duty became Call of Duty Mobile with the success we know of it and its hundreds of millions of players, Diablo Immortal in particular, and while waiting for landing from Apex Legends on smartphone and tablet, it’s the turn of World of Warcraft to set foot on enemy gaming ground with a new game.
Already teased at the beginning of the year, Blizzard Entertainment officially announced on Tuesday Warcraft Arclight Rumblethe very first mobile game from the Warcraft universe (different from the card game Hearthstone who is inspired by it). A variation that uses the game codes of the franchise to better adapt them to smaller screen formats and more intuitive controls.
The emblematic characters of WoW at the rendezvous
Warcraft Arclight Rumble is therefore intended to be a strategy game in which you will raise an army by recruiting emblematic characters from the franchise (about sixty heroes, opponents, monsters, etc. available). They will then turn into board game figurines working around leaders and, as in the PC game, you will have to put in place a tactic to eliminate your opponents. You can collect them, assign spells to them, advance them to strengthen your army. Pairing certain characters will provide different synergies. Everything takes place in the world of Azeroth, well known to Warcraft players.
Compose your army // Source: Blizzard
The emblematic characters of Warcraft turn into figurines // Source: Blizzard
One of the Warcraft Arclight Rumble play areas
The mobile game offers more than 70 missions in which to express its tactical sense and it encourages the exploration of gameplay mechanics, explains Blizzard. Weekly and monthly challenges will also be on the program, with dungeons, epic raids and much more. Conquest missions allow you to earn bonus rewards. You can also replay levels with leaders from five families (Alliance, Beasts, Undead, Horde, Blackrock). Warcraft Arclight Rumble can be played solo, in competitive or cooperative mode. You will also have complete freedom to join other guilds.
Mobile, the new battleground for emblematic licenses
Why do big licenses teleport like this? To seduce new players when we know the potential of billions of players that mobile media represent. To also keep those who have already acquired them and who might be tempted to go for a walk on the side of Fortnite, Among Us Where PUBG-Mobile to pass the time away from a TV screen or a PC.
Between cloud gaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming and its blockbusters, Google Stadia in the growing catalog, and even Apple Arcade with its more family games, video game requests on smartphones are increasing, 5G helping to democratize and facilitate everything. Sometimes to the detriment of the PC or console game. So everything is good to keep its players faithful to known universes and above all terribly time-consuming to prevent them from spinning elsewhere. What to hear still well-known names land on mobile support. And it’s not Nintendo, new follower of the mobile versions of Mario and others, or even Sony PlayStation, which has set up a dedicated division, who will say the opposite…
Warcraft Arclight Rumble Price and Availability
Warcraft Arclight Rumble is therefore official, but it is not yet available and certain elements, in particular gameplay, will have to be clarified. It will arrive on iOS and Android in 2022. No price has been indicated for the moment.
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