CD Projekt Red has unveiled a new The Witcher spin-off for mobile platforms.
The Witcher Battle Arena is a new MOBA (massively online battle arena) game set to release in Q4 2014 on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows tablets.
"Designed with mobile devices in mind, Battle Arena combines great accessibility and a balanced learning curve with complex tactics and a limitless array of skill-based strategies gamers can deploy during each battle," says CDPR.
The places players in the arena as one of six heroes who battle to capture and hold three 'conquest points'. Battles are said to be short and fast-paced, and with a character progression system players will be able to create "player-tailored character builds and unique item configurations to surprise your friends and stagger your foes".
The game will feature The Witcher characters including Letho of Gulet, Zoltan Chivay and Philippa Eilhart, each with their own unique powers.
Pricing has not yet been confirmed, but CDPR says: "Designed with fairness in mind, the game features no pay-to-win elements and allows players to unlock every piece of in-game content entirely via gameplay". The developer also plans to release "free future updates" including new characters, modes and more.
"With mobile devices as powerful as they are and the graphics they offer being so beautiful, we can finally plunge into mobile gaming and deliver our take on free gaming to gamers worldwide," commented CDPR studio head Adam Badowski in a prepared statement.
Creative analyst Tadek Zieliński added, "In a world full of enter-your-PIN-number-to-win mechanics, what we value above all is well-balanced and honest gameplay."
"Battle Arena is all about skill and dedication, and we've spent hundreds of hours planning to make it a paragon of fairness in mobile gaming."
A 'teaser trailer' is below, and there's more lore-related info on the official site.