Flame x Blaze has recently been announced by Square Enix at the Tokyo Game Show as a mobile MOBA game that gives players the option to team up with a couple friends to engage in 3-on-3 matches in addition to playing solo. Leading the development team are Producer Hironori Okayama (Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ) and Director Yuji Abe (Final Fantasy XIII series). Players in Japan will get the chance to try out the game during an open beta scheduled for this winter, with the North American version to follow thereafter.
Additional details about the gameplay are described by the publisher as follows:
Encapsulating all of the exhilarating aspects of MOBA gameplay, the title enables players to engage in fast-paced and exciting single or multiplayer matches on the go. Taking on the role of an “Agent,” a player can team up with up to two friends in 3-on-3 battles while commanding monsters, leveling up and working with allies to destroy the enemy’s guardian.
Players can choose their own playstyle: enter the fray against fearsome monsters to make them your allies and bolster your base’s defenses, or go head to head against other Agents and assault enemy territory. After a certain amount of time, the guardians come to life and commence a full-out attack against each other. Players must work together to communicate quickly, think strategically and maneuver the battlefield carefully to defeat the opposition.
Additionally, the myriad of customizable equipment and unique character skills brings greater diversity to match different playstyles. Using rewards gained from each victory, players can unlock new characters and upgrade equipment to aid in battle, while climbing the ranks of the Crimson and Blue Flame nations.
The characters in Flame x Blaze have been designed by Gen Kobayashi (The World Ends With You), and the designs can be viewed in greater detail in the following gallery.