- Ludia and Wizards of the Coast announced Warriors of Waterdeep, a mobile Dungeons & Dragons title.
- Warriors of Waterdeep is a free-to-play turn-based RPG that includes familiar Dungeons & Dragons characters.
- Warriors of Waterdeep will soft-launch as a beta this spring, with a wider roll out later this year.
Dungeons & Dragons will head to mobile in the form of Warriors of Waterdeep, thanks to a partnership between mobile game publisher Ludia and Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast.
Designed as a free-to-play turn-based RPG, Warriors of Waterdeep lets you choose one character from one of the 12 classes and nine races. As of this writing, the roster includes the following:
- Shevarith – Human Wizard
- Halbenet – Elf Cleric
- Tommus – Halfling Fighter
- Naomlen – Dwarf Rogue
- Saarvin – Dragonborn Ranger
- Farideh – Tiefling Warlock
- Raika – Half-orc Barbarian
Familiar characters like Larael Silverhand and Yawning Portal Inn proprietor Durnan will give you quests and run the in-game shop, while Mirt the Moneylender will show up to run card trades.
You can use cards to upgrade your characters, which can either be bought in card packs or attained by completing story chapters and defeating certain bosses. You can either merge duplicate cards for better effects or trade duplicate cards for new packs.
According to VentureBeat, characters can have up to 12 different pieces of armor, six weapons, four class items, and four wondrous items.
The storyline is nebulous, though monsters like dragons and ogres will try to impede your progress. Also, you will make choices that affect which enemies you face.
Warriors of Waterdeep is not the first Dungeons & Dragons game for mobile. Wizards of the Coast teamed up with DeNA to release Arena of War in 2013, though the game shut down in 2014. If you want to get your Dungeons & Dragons fix on the go, the only mobile title available is the digital adaptation of the Lords of Waterdeep board game.
We will learn more about Warriors of Waterdeep once it soft-launches sometime this spring in beta. A wider release will follow later this year on the App Store and Play Store, though you can pre-register for the game at the link below.