Might & Magic: Chess Royale coming to Android and iOS on January 30th
Many of the games we know and love often have their origins as a mini-game in a larger franchise. For example, DOTA was originally a custom map in Warcraft 3. After its acquisition by Valve, DOTA 2 has flourished into one of the most competitive esports titles of history. It is also the host to an entirely new genre of turn-based games called Auto Chess. The original game is now an Epic Games Store exclusive and has spawned a ton of other similarly-themed titles from industry behemoths such as Tencent. The latest entrant in the Auto Chess genre is Ubisoft with its upcoming Might & Magic: Chess Royale.
As the title suggests, the game will be set in the Might & Magic universe. It will pit you against 99 other opponents, out of which only one will emerge victoriously. Despite the massive player count, Ubisoft says that an average game should last no longer than ten minutes. The basic premise of Might & Magic: Chess Royale is similar to a lot of MOBAs out there. A player has to piece together compatible units such as tank, healer, DPS, etc. As each round progresses, you'll need to spend gold on upgrading your units, spells, and the likes. If you manage to emerge as the last person standing, you'll rise your way up through the game's ranking system. Additionally, you'll be required to know the general attributes of most, if not all units, and how they synergize with each other to create an optimal deck.
Like all modern-day mobile games, Might & Magic: Chess Royale will very likely have microtransactions. One can only hope that they'll be cosmetic only and not affect gameplay in any way. The title is up for pre-registration and will be available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store starting January 30th. You can find out more about the game by visiting its official website.