Late last year, we covered an upcoming game called AERENA: Clash of Champions which was aiming to be a tactical, turn-based team game to be enjoyed as either singleplayer or multiplayer. The game was initially only available on PC Steam, however after an extended time in beta for Android, the game is now finally available for all to play. The gameplay is simple: each match is between two players who each have a team of champions. This team of champions will rotate to promote fairer play, though seeing as the game is free to play, favourite champions can also be purchased to be retained by the player.
The game looks to have been polished a lot with special attention paid to the UI and the gorgeous graphics. Cliffhanger Productions has specified that the game is intended for tablets and phablets implying that those graphics need some relatively serious performance to make. Surprisingly though, despite the graphics, the game only takes up 159MB. The best part of the game is the possibility to play cross-platform multiplayer with PC and Mac players (and with iOS players too, though that version of the game is only ‘coming soon’).
AERENA: Clash of Champions is available for free on the Google Play Store now (links below); let us know if you pick it up and how you find it.
April 8, 2014 – ÆRENA: Clash of Champions launches today on Google Play for Android tablets and phablets. A tactical game of single and multiplayer strategy featuring turn-based duels between two opponents and their teams of champions, ÆRENA: Clash of Champions is the latest game from Cliffhanger Productions (Shadowrun Online).
Made specifically for core gamers and strategy fans, ÆRENA: Clash of Champions pits two players and their teams of champions head-to-head in a unique Ætherpunk setting. Matches are short and intense, with game design that allows clever players to switch the balance of power up until the final blow.
ÆRENA’s team-based combat means players are never forced into a single “best” strategy. By combining the strengths of different champions, support ships, and the abilities of Æther shells, players can create strategies wholly unique to their play-styles.
With an emphasis on fair-to-play, players will always have access to a rotating cast of powerful champions and ships to command in battle, with new content coming all the time. Additionally, players have the option to purchase favorites and add them to their rosters permanently.
• Tactical, turn-based combat built specifically for strategy gamers.
• Build up a team of champions, ships, and abilities to suit your play-style.
• High-end, 3D visuals made for tablets.
• Short and challenging matches keep gameplay intense.
• Player-progression with XP, level-ups and rewards.
• Enter the League of Champions and battle for prizes.
• Cross-platform gameplay with PC and Mac (iOS coming soon)