Blizzard has shared the cinematic announcement trailer for Warcraft Arclight Rumble, a new “action-packed” mobile strategy game coming to Android and iOS in select regions this year. The game will entail building armies out of famous Warcraft heroes and villains in tactical missions. In total, there will be more than 60 characters to collect in the style of “lovingly sculpted tabletop miniatures.” The single-player campaign will contain more than 70 missions, each offering its own hand-crafted real-time strategic puzzle to solve, and there will also be cooperative missions (including “Raids”) and PvP battles. There will be even more content in the form of “Dungeons,” which provide additional single-player challenges.
The Warcraft Arclight Rumble cinematic announcement trailer is beautiful, but it doesn’t show real gameplay. There is some gameplay on the Blizzard website though, (Update: The gameplay has been embedded at bottom.) and Blizzard has shared some more concrete details. Each army will have a “Leader,” an important character like Warsong chieftain Grommash Hellscream and Archmage Jaina Proudmoore. “Troops” with “Spells” will round out the rest of the armies. Players will be able to earn in-game currency and level up their characters by playing the game or through in-app purchases, but pricing and inventory are not being discussed yet.
Lastly, Warcraft Arclight Rumble will offer “Guilds” for friends to team up, chat, and work toward “collective goals.” Blizzard pre-registration for Warcraft Arclight Rumble has begun ahead of its beta, details for which will be revealed soon.
“Warcraft Arclight Rumble provides the sort of experience that we always strive to create at Blizzard,” said Blizzard Entertainment 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.”
Meanwhile, there is more Blizzard available on phones, with the arrival of Diablo Immortal.