PUBG publisher Krafton has launched its new mobile game in India. Road to Valor: Empires, now available to download on Android and iOS, is a real-time PvP strategy game in which players assemble armies of mythical guardians and troops and wage war across villages and terrain in a top-down view. The title is a sequel to developer Dreamotion’s Road to Valor: World War II and has amassed 2.5 lakh in pre-registrations since it opened on February 23. RTV: Empires has received an Indian localization, starting with full Hindi language support and some region-specific content.
This version of Road to Valor: Empires allows players to create custom multiplayer rooms to host, spectate and compete with others online. A press release from Krafton notes that support for other Indic languages will be activated soon and that the game will offer a starter pack with rewards starting at Rs. 29. It’s a bit like Clash Royale, where players conjure up a strategy and have their troops knock down all three of the opponent’s towers. You can rain arrows, hurl boulders, send out shielded soldiers to fight incoming hordes, and more. There also appears to be a leveling system, although it’s unclear if online matchmaking fully depends on it. Players can choose between characters from different mythologies, from the Greek Athena to the Asgardian ruler Odin, just to name a few. Krafton also promises regular post-launch content for Road to Valor: Empires, including new characters, civilizations, in-game events and “eSports tournaments.”
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“We are very excited to announce the launch of Road to Valor: Empires, our latest game developed exclusively for the Indian market. With locally relevant content and regular updates, we aim to provide an immersive gaming experience that reflects the diverse cultures and preferences of Indian gamers,” said Sean Hyunil Sohn, CEO of Krafton India, in a press release. “Road to Valor: Empires reflects Krafton’s ongoing commitment to bringing high quality and immersive gaming experiences to the Indian market. We hope our users will enjoy the game as much as we enjoyed creating it as they immerse themselves in the world of mythological characters and historical civilizations.”
Krafton’s last major release was The Callisto Protocol in December, which opened to a generally mixed reception, with the PC version receiving flak due to poor performance and optimization issues. Developer Striking Distance Studios has just released the Contagion Pack DLC for bringing 14 new death animations for the protagonist Jacob Lee, a Watchtower skin collection, and a “Contagion Mode” that makes the bloodthirsty biophages stronger, limits resources, and resets chapter progress every time you die. The DLC can be purchased as an add-on to the main game and is also included in the Season Pass.
Road to Valor: Empires is now available for Android and iOS to download for free.