Arena of War, the first free-to-play mobile app game based on the Dungeons & Dragons brand, released Thursday for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The turn-based, 3-D battle RPG sends players on perilous quests through the Forgotten Realms.
As a proven fearless champion, the player is called upon to fight for the gods of good during the Sundering, a historic event in the Realms that will reshape both heaven and earth and shift the balance of good and evil.
Arena players build an adventuring party to enlist on their quests. By inviting friends to join a questing party, players can vanquish enemies and take on tougher challenges and bosses together. Each quest provides heroes with a variety of challenges for which some players, depending on character class, will have an advantage. The arena itself is also dynamic, filled with deadly traps that can be used against a player’s enemy or result in their own demise.
“Wizards is committed to working with the best partners to bring great digital D&D experiences to our fans,” said Nathan Stewart, brand director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast, in a statement. “Arena of War creates a great mobile experience in the Forgotten Realms and pits players against our legendary monsters to fight for the Realms in the current Sundering storyline.”
An Android version is planned, and players can pre-register and receive an email alert when the game is available in Google Play as well as upgrade their character by obtaining the free Ultra Rare Power CAUSE FEAR if they enter their email address on the game’s website, http://www.dndarenaofwar.com.