Chaos Battle Chess is an upcoming strategy and auto-chess game that's heading for iOS and Android later this year. It's being developed by This Game Studio whilst publishing duties are being handled by the prolific Rogue Games.

The game has been available for Android in soft-launch in various regions as the developers work towards creating a balanced game prior to full release. It's an 8 player, a last-man-standing setup where players will draft units from across space and time.

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That means your squad could well consist of a Cyclops, a yeti, Little Red Riding Hood and an alien from the outer reaches of the galaxy. It's a cute concept and one that allows for as much variety as the developers can imagine.

Each unit will have its own abilities to make use of and, as with other auto-chess titles, the formations you choose to place them in will have an impact on their power. For instance, placing similar unit types next to each other will buff the strength of their abilities. Moreover, collecting duplicates of the same unit will unlock Rank Bonuses that can change their playstyle dramatically.

Each player will have a robotic avatar that can be customised with various items that can be unlocked the more you play the game. Similarly, you'll also be able to collect different chess boards and unlock alternative skins for your avatar to give everything a more personal touch.

There will also be Seasonal Challenges and Weekly Quests for players to complete. Doing so will increase your Chess Pass Level which in turn will lead to greater rewards.

Chaos Battle Chess is set to release on the App Store, Google Play and Google Play Pass in late August. It will be a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.

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