Square Enix is jumping into the world of MOBA with their new game Flame Vs Blaze. Through the years, they gained popularity with franchises like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts. But in the past 15 years, Square Enix has really done well in their mobile market by adapting these popular franchises to iOS and Android. With Esports on the rise, it is only natural for them to join in on the action with Flame Vs Blaze.
Flame Vs Blaze Development
Leading the team is producer Hironori Okayama, who brought us the joys of Kingdom Hearts Unchained X. Under his wing is director Yuji Abe, a key player for Final Fantasy XIII. When you watch the trailer, you will see some amazing artwork. That’s because the character designs are by all-star Gen Kobayashi. Gen has thirteen Square Enix titles under his belt and has also contributed to games by Capcom and Nintendo as well. The game is sure to please with such a strong development team behind it.
Flame Vs Blaze Overview
There are not too many details about the game yet. But this is what Square Enix had to say:
Flame VS Blaze expands on the global MOBA phenomenon of fast-paced, competitive battles between players, adding additional layers of gameplay through climactic boss battles and a colorful cast of fully customizable characters, each with their own special transformation. Flame VS Blaze features an all-star development team, including Producer Hironori Okayama (Kingdom Hearts: Unchained χ) and Director Yuji Abe (Final Fantasy XIII series), with character designs by Gen Kobayashi (The World Ends With You).
Unique to Flame VS Blaze, players team up with up to two friends in 3-on-3 battles to destroy the opposing team’s reactor. Players can choose their own playstyle: enter the fray against fearsome monsters to make them your allies and bolster your base’s defenses, or go head to head against other agents and assault enemy territory. After a certain amount of time, the reactors come to life and commence a full-out attack against each other. Players must work together to communicate quickly, think strategically and maneuver the battlefield carefully to defeat the opposition.
Square Enix will have some competition to deal with this year, though. As Mobile Legends Bang Bang and Vainglory are a couple of the more popular MOBA titles for mobile at the moment.
This smartphone multiplayer online battle arena game is set to release in North America in 2017. Flame Vs Blaze will be available for download for both iOS and Android. So make sure to keep an eye out!