Ubisoft's intriguing auto chess/battle royale hybrid, Might & Magic: Chess Royale, has now arrived on iOS and Android. At its heart, the game is a 100-player auto-battler set in the fantasy universe of Might & Magic.
While it may be an interesting mix of two incredibly popular genres, there's no doubt it's still launching to some very stiff competition in Dota Underlords, Chess Rush, and Auto Chess itself.
Dave put out an in-depth preview of the game yesterday. Turns out he enjoyed it a fair bit, saying "Might and Magic: Chess Royale changes enough small things about the auto chess genre to make it one of the best entries in the genre, if not the best".
From what I can tell, Chess Royale retains the simplicity of the best auto chess titles while introducing a number of its own ideas. The game is said to be optimised for quick 10-minute matches – perfect for on-the-go play.
The battle royale elements do appear to take a bit of a backseat to the usual team development and unit selection of auto chess. And there are, according to Dave, a number of balancing issues that will likely be resolved in due time, such as high-powered units not being particularly necessary. But besides these few small grievances, Chess Royale sounds like a grand time for fans of the genre or those just starting out.
As someone who hasn't played a great number of auto chess or battle royale games, I'm quite tempted to check this one out. It certainly looks polished, and if resident auto chess expert Dave says it's decent, then it's probably worth a shot.What is the best auto chess game on mobile? Auto Chess vs Dota Underlords vs Chess Rush