Tencent Games’ Arena of Valor Will be the Nintendo Switch’s First MOBA (VIDEO)
The most recent Nintendo Direct was a little longer than usual, but that is only because it packed quite the punch. With announcements flowing from it like a fresh creek of glorious gaming goodness, a diamond in the rough appeared. About halfway through the stream, Tencent Games’ Arena of Valor was shown to be coming to the Nintendo Switch. For those playing at home, this will be the first MOBA to arrive on the console.
As it is with similar games in the genre, Arena of Valor will contain various heroes from a myriad of classes. Mages, assassins, healers, tanks, fighters, and more will all be available for players to pick as their main. Fight your way to the enemy’s base in a few different game modes. Depending how combative one is feeling, 5v5, 3v3, and 1v1 will all be present. Check out all of the action to come in the preview down below:
Arena of Valor may look very familiar, that’s because it is from the same umbrella under which popular League of Legends resides. It might also be recognizable because it’s a mobile game that made its way to Europe after changing its name from Strike of Kings, or Honor of Kings, which it was known as in China. Unfortunately, no release date has been announced as of yet, but a free beta is set to arrive on the Switch sometime this winter. Needless to say, it’s time for Switch owners to start getting excited about some MOBA goodness!
Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for our summary of everything to come out of the latest Nintendo Direct, check it out right here.
What say you, gamers? Are you excited to see a MOBA making its way to the Switch? Do you believe the game is going to perform well on the console, or do you think otherwise? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.