This article is sponsored by Clash of Beasts
It’s always worth sitting up and taking notice when Ubisoft launches a new game, and this one looks like an absolute banger.
Clash of Beasts, from Ubisoft’s Abu Dhabi studio, is an epic strategy game for mobile with tower defense as well as city-building and frantic, interactive combat. You can download it right now on iOS and Android.
In terms of story, Clash of Beast places you in the shoes of an aspiring mercenary with the Beastmaster’s spark – a highly useful ability to command titanic beasts in battle.
It all kicks off after you travel to the New World to join your mother, a legendary mercenary, only for her to be ritually sacrificed by a jerk called Gideon Morvus. From there on out, you’re on a mission of vengeance.
That means collecting and training up to 65 gigantic beasts, and sending them into battle against your countless enemies.
These titans come in four different classes with five different affinities, all of which interact in unique ways. Plus, each beast has its own unique attacks and spells, creating the scope for almost limitless tactical experimentation and tweaking.
The gameplay loop at the heart of the game involves upgrading and equipping the titans you’ve collected, hurling them against your opponents in spectacular, refreshingly interactive battles, and then claiming all the XP, potions, currency, and so on that you won on the battlefield.
Then you’re back at square one, collecting and upgrading your titans for another go on the merry-go-round.
Battles come in several different flavors, including PvP fights, Clan Wars, Kingdom Wars, and PvE encounters.
Plus, there’s a whole other side to the game that sees you placing up to twelve different types of tower to fend off enemies attacking your base. These towers have a range of effects, from freezing targets to debuffing poisons, so cunning placement is everything.
In both its tower defense and its full-on battle modes, Clash of Beasts looks like a tactically deep and visually spectacular strategy game.