In an interesting bit of news, Scopely and the WWE have teamed up for a brand new mobile game called WWE Champions. The game mixes the in-ring action with the match-3 puzzle gameplay that a lot of mobile fans have enjoyed in more recent years.
According to a press release from Scopely, the game will have players collecting over 100 superstars and legends who will duke it out in an intense in-ring action, as mobile players control their moves through match-3 gameplay. It?s an interesting use of the match-3 gameplay format, as previous uses for it have been limited to RPGs and puzzle games.
Scopely has had a successful track record with licensed games. The company worked with Robert Kirkman?s Skybound company and made the well-received mobile game The Walking Dead: Road to Survival. It seems like the WWE made a good choice in picking a new mobile partner.
Currently, WWE Champions is only available in limited markets but will be given a worldwide release later this year as a free-to-play title. Given how popular the WWE brand is, the mobile game should get a significant number of downloads, especially with superstars like John Cena and Daniel Bryan in the game. It will be available for iOS and Android devices.
2K Games, the current developer of the WWE games for consoles, also tried their hand on the mobile realm with WWE Supercard and WWE 2K. The former was the more successful title since it was free-to-play and gave fans plenty of cool rewards without having to use real money. The latter was a decent effort, trying to emulate the WWE experience in a mobile device.
WWE Champions seemingly wants to do both, providing a free-to-play match-3 experience that mobile gamers are used to while also providing them with the in-ring action that the company is known for. It seems like an ambitious mobile title that fans might want to check out later this year.