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Gameloft to launch free-to-play Heroes of Order & Chaos in October
There has been some intense demand for a mobile game at least partly similar to the highly popular World of Warcraft, League of Legends and Defense of the Ancients, but until some time ago Android lacked a winner in that department.
Fortunately, Gameloft quickly came to the rescue of hardcore multiplayer gamers and, although the developing studio didn’t hit it out of the ballpark from the get-go, their efforts were greatly appreciated. Order & Chaos is a more than decent 3D MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game). It has been downloaded in more than 100,000 copies and has been well received on the whole, having a 4.4 star average on Google Play, as of writing.
We’ve known for a while that an Order & Chaos follow-up will come soon, but very few details were revealed by Gameloft until just a couple of days ago. And while we wouldn’t want to hurry up and get you all excited for no reason, we might actually be dealing with a full-fledged winner this time.
Heroes of Order & Chaos will be unleashed to Android and iOS on October 11, which is sooner than probably anyone hoped to see the new game. Hold on though, because that’s not even the best news reported by IGN on Gameloft’s new title.
The new MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) will be made available as a free-to-play app, unlike its predecessor, which had a pretty hefty $6.99 price tag attached to its name. Now I know what you’re thinking. “Freemium” games are not necessarily better or more lucrative than paid ones. And it’s true that many times some developers sacrifice on graphics, controls or storyline to be able to release a free-to-play game, while others make it impossible for users to enjoy the app’s full functionality without making very generous in-app purchases.
Those don’t seem to be the cases here at all, because, as far as we can tell right now, Gameloft has worked a great deal on Heroes of Order & Chaos’ details while not fitting too many in-app purchases in the storyline.
We don’t have any kind of game trailer available just yet, but based on the first couple of official pics, the graphics look quite decent. The storyline is pretty classic (that’s not a bad thing), while the controls have been tweaked and worked on massively. You might not have a mouse and keyboard at your disposal on an Android phone or tablet, but you will be able to toggle on an auto-attack option, use a left virtual thumbstick, a right hand attack button for basic attacks, as well as other special abilities which will be hot-keyed to the right side of your gadget.
There will be thirty heroes available to players of the new Gameloft title, but these will be rotated and only six of them will be ready to go to battle each week. Teams of three to five players will battle each other to destroy and conquer in multiplayer mode, but single player campaigns will also be possible. As for in-app purchases, these will most likely be limited to accessing out-of-season heroes at any time.
That’s pretty much all we know right now about the upcoming Heroes of Order & Chaos, but stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks. We assume a trailer will be coming our way really soon, too, so all those excited or at least intrigued about this new MOBA title should watch this space.