The Witcher, a fantasy series created by author Andrzej Sapkowski, is set in a nameless universe filled with magical kingdoms and dangerous monsters. Witchers, monster-hunters who have received special training and supernatural augmentation, travel the kingdoms seeking monsters to slay and evil to vanquish. The series popularity has seen the release of two high profile games based on the series released on PC, with a third announced for release in May 2015.
Developer CD Projekt Red have bought the fast-paced combat of the Witcher PC series to Android, in The Witcher Battle Arena. Unlike CD Projekt Red’s other Android title based on the series (digitized board game The Witcher Adventure Game), Battle Arena takes the form of a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), launching with two maps based on locations from the Witcher series, the Nilfgaardian Arena and the Korath Desert, and nine heroes to battle across them. The nine heroes all originate from various corners of The Witcher universe, such as Saskia from the city of Aedirn and Eithné of the forest of Brokilon.
Even though each hero falls into one of three classes — Mage, Warrior or Archer. Each character has their own play style and a unique set of skills, and experience gained in the arena will level up and unlock new skills to be used.
Players have the option of playing online against human opponents or throwing down against the in game AI in the arenas, and there is also a practice mode to try out new skills.