Might & Magic: Chess Royale (January 30, 2020)

The future of Might and Magic is taking a detour through the auto chess genre in the form of Might and Magic: Chess Royale, a game that will pit 100 players against each other while using classic units from the Might and Magic franchise. Might and Magic is a beloved classic franchise that has withstood the test of time, though recent iterations of the series have left fans with a lot to be desired: in particular, Might and Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos left many believing there was a lot of untapped potential for a series that hasn’t had a main entry since 2014.

While Might and Magic: Chess Royale will be another spin-off, however, it’s one that’s seriously interrogating what consumers know about two of the most popular genres in gaming today. The auto chess genre took the world by storm in 2019 when it first debuted as a mod called Auto Chess before spawning some of the most addictive and consistently challenging titles available on the market, most notably Teamfight Tactics from Riot Games and Hearthstone Battlegrounds from Blizzard. Fans of gaming are no doubt familiar with the battle royale genre as well, as Fortnite remains as lucrative and ubiquitous as ever while continuing to redefine what successful live service and content update models can look like for games that are ostensibly free-to-play.

Might and Magic: Chess Royale will look to blend those two genres together, as Ubisoft announced that the latest iteration of the storied franchise would be coming to PC via Uplay and mobile devices this January 30, 2020. Fans looking to preorder the title now can also do so on the game’s website, which went live alongside the announcement. According to a press release about the game, Might and Magic: Chess Royale has been designed to offer a faster paced auto chess experience than consumers interested in the genre might expect. The game will reportedly last just around 10 minutes, despite the fact that players will be battling 99 other competitors in tournaments.

According to the press release, Might and Magic: Chess Royale will allow 100 players from around the globe to compete simultaneously in what’s being described as a “strategic battle royale.” Players will be able to recruit their army from a wide range of classic Might and Magic units, and adapting to what’s required will be key to evolving as a player and competitor.

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It’s an unexpected direction for Might and Magic to take, but it’s also an intriguing one. The decision to capitalize on not one but two of 2019’s biggest emergent genres could result in a huge payoff for Might and Magic: Chess Royale if the competing ideals end up meshing well together. Either way, though, it’s an exciting experiment from a company that’s unafraid to innovate, and Might and Magic: Chess Royale will be one to watch when it releases later this month.

Might and Magic: Chess Royale will release on January 30, 2020 for PC and iOS and Android mobile devices.

Source: https://screenrant.com/might-magic-auto-chess-royale-100-players-multiplayer/

Chess Royale

Might and Magic: Chess Royale

 

DISCOVER THE FIRST MASSIVE REAL-TIME 100 PLAYERS AUTOBATTLER

Fight 99 other players on a real-time chess battlefield and be the last hero standing! Re-discover classic units and heroes from the Might & Magic high-fantasy universe and create deep strategies in ten-minute competition!
Who will win the Chess Royale?

STRATEGY IS KEY TO VICTORY

Create unique synergies and overcome your opponents each round! Combine specific units, factions and heroes to claim victory. Scout other players and adapt to their own synergies and units’ picks. Tactical management and display of units on the battle grid is essential. Manage your Gold buy buying units and magic Spells with unique abilities and effects. Anticipate the unit’s availability in the Shop by scouting the most played compositions. Keep an eye on the Spells Shop to be aware of the current meta.

COLLECT & UPGRADE ICONIC UNITS & HEROES

Tons of Heroes & Units to collect from the Might and Magic Universe, each has unique abilities and belong to a specific faction.
Merge, merge and merge! Upgrade units buy merging them together to become mightier, up to three stars!

A TRUE BATTLE ROYALE AUTOBATTLER

Live thrilling fights against 99 other players! Each round count: who will be the last Hero standing on the battlefield?

OPTIMISED FOR 10 MINUTES GAMES

Loose quick, win quick! Enjoy a crafted experience of the autobattler for shorter & exciting games!

THRILLING & EXHILARATING FIGHTS

Watch massive battles unfold with amazing visuals, witness your armies unleash its fury on your opponent with thrilling ultimates & Spells. Outsmart your opponents in 1V1 battles.

EVOLVE YOUR GAME

Numerous updates & in-game events will come and change the meta regularly, adapt your strategy to each new update!

DISCOVER THE MIGHT & MAGIC WORLD

Relive the classic experience of the strategy RPG reference, this time on a chess battlefield! Feel the Might & Magic world in this high heroic fantasy adventure!

2 Comments

  1. AvatarVedran

    How many nights and time in my childhood until November I spent on HoMM3 so I’m very sorry that Ubisoft unfortunately killed Might and Magic, I don’t know what to expect from this kind of game I think that it won’t be last for long.

    If UBISOFT don’t know how to make a fair M&M game they should sell the rights to SEGA, ie Creative Assembly or Paradox who know how to make good games of a similar type.

    I would love to do a Heroes III Remake in a new engine but with the same visual style of units and cities and an identical storyline that I can later expand with expansions but that won’t happen.

    You modders keep M&M alive with your great mods. + from new games Warhammer 2 it have a somewhat M&M feel its factions except the Empire give me that feelings the Bretonnia would be Castle M&M the only thing that bothers me in Warhammer is that you can’t combine cities and units of different factions in Warhammer.

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi Verdan, unfortunately it is all about money. UbiSoft has absolutely no interest in the brand, as it still recycles models from Heroes 6.

      They are expanding into the Chinese market with Era of Chaos. I’m afraid the game has the same fate as M&M Showdown, after a few months ends…, there is no longer so much interest in DOTA Auto Chess.

      Luckily, we have a great mod scene – Horn of the Abyss, Wake of Gods/ERA, Succession Wars,VCMI, Tides of War, Master of Puppets, Phoenix Mod…

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