Blizzard has revealed new mobile game Warcraft Arclight Rumble
A closed beta for the free-to-play strategy title is coming soon
Blizzard has announced Warcraft Arclight Rumble for Android and iOS devices.
The free-to-play title was revealed during a live stream on Tuesday, which is viewable above.
“It’s a mobile strategy fast-paced hero collector and villain collector game that has a vast PVE campaign,” said associate game director Adam Kugler. “It also has dungeons and raids and PVP and co-op and everything you’d expect from a Warcraft game from Blizzard.
“We were super inspired by tower defence games,” he added. “Our game isn’t really a tower defence game, it’s more our style to do a tower offence game.”
The game will let players collect over 60 characters from across the Warcraft universe, “brought to life as lovingly sculpted tabletop miniatures”.
A closed beta for Warcraft Arclight Rumble is coming to limited regions “soon”, ahead of the game’s release later this year in selected markets.
“Warcraft Arclight Rumble provides the sort of experience that we always strive to create at Blizzard,” said studio president Mike Ybarra.
“It’s instantly fun, yet deep and rewarding over the long term, and we’re immensely proud to bring a new and authentic representation of Warcraft to mobile. We can’t wait for players to experience the joyful chaos of this game for themselves.”
Last month Blizzard announced World of Warcraft’s ninth expansion, Dragonflight.
Among other features, Dragonflight will introduce World of Warcraft’s first ever combination race and class: dracthyr Evokers.
The expansion, which doesn’t yet have a release date, was announced alongside World of Warcraft Lich King Classic.
Arriving later this year, the re-release of the game’s 2008 expansion will be available at no additional cost to players with an active World of Warcraft subscription.
- Further reading: World of Warcraft Dragonflight release date, beta, news and more.
Blizzard boss Ybarra recently claimed the studio isn’t planning to launch NFTs after it emerged that the Warcraft and Overwatch maker was polling its players on their interest in NFTs and ‘play to earn’ cryptocurrency games.
The studio is currently staffing up for work on “a new AAA survival game” for PC and console.