Ubisoft’s Might & Magic: Chess Royale will be combining the autochess genre with their Might & Magic IP! The Chess Royale title might be a little confusing. But it really isn’t. Gameplay-wise, you’ll be managing your board and unit pieces like an autochess game. Except it’s a battle royale against 99 other players. And it’s on your phone.
Chess Royale pulls heroes from the Might & Magic world, and players can combine units or use heroes to form a team. Like most similar autochess games, all heroes have their own unique abilities, as well as factions. Players will draft heroes, set up a chess board, and play one-on-one battles with different players in the 100 player pool until the last man standing will be crowned as the winner.
Interestingly, the game will only take 10 minutes to play according to Ubisoft. The motto seems to be “lose quick, win quick.” This might be what it needs to differentiate it from the saturated genre of autochess games. Compared to Dota Underlords and Teamfight Tactics that needs 20~30 minutes for one game, this could seem quite appealing.
The new trailer for Chess Royale (seen above), shows off the game’s look, heroes, and chess board. The new Might & Magic autochess game Chess Royale comes to Android and Apple devices on Jan. 30, and is available for pre-order on both the Android and iOS app stores.