Gameloft's Order & Chaos Online was mobile gaming's answer to World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for tablets and smartphones. Tomorrow the brand expands with Heroes of Order & Chaos, a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game shades of League of Legends.
This is actually a rather interesting reversal of the origin of the MOBA, which sprung from the defence of the Ancients variant game type created in Warcraft III, the precursor to World of Warcraft. Good times.
Gameloft's MOBA is a free-to-play affair, packed with 30 different characters, six of which are available at no cost every week on a rotating basis. It packs two maps, one three-on-three and one five-on-five, along with AI companions and a guild system, for the more organised among us.
Gameloft is calling Heroes of Order & Chaos the first true MOBA game for smartphones and tablets. I'm calling it a game in which I shall be quickly outclassed by the hardcore devotees, eventually becoming afraid to even log in.
Look for it in iTunes and Google Play tomorrow.