Epic Games Announces Battle Breakers for PC and Mobile

Epic Games has announced Battle Breakers, a new tactical role-playing game built within Unreal Engine 4 at the Google Developer Day keynote at the Game Developers Conference 2017.

The new game enables players to destroy monsters, build a team of warriors, and fight back to reclaim your kingdom. The game is currently available in a soft launch in the Philippines, and will launch sometime later this year for Android, iOS, and PC. Featured above, you can view the game’s debut trailer.

If you’re an Android user you can pre-register now on Google Play, while iOS and PC users can pre-register with your Epic ID on the game’s official website.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Epic Games:


“The team at Epic had this crazy idea that if we combined our passion for zany 80’s Saturday morning cartoons with our obsession for tactical turn-based RPGs, we might just create something awesome and unique,” said Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director at Epic Games. “If you’re anything like us you’ll be humming the Battle Breakers theme and grinning from ear to ear as you battle your way to victory.”

A vibrant fantasy sci-fi cartoon adventure, Battle Breakers lets you recruit hundreds of unique heroes, and create dream teams of ninjas, knights, robots, and talking dinosaurs. Battle monsters from space that have infested every corner of your world, from ice sheets and lava fields to ancient forests and sheer mountains. Master the elements and defeat your enemies with strategy, smash crystals to unlock hidden treasures, and power up your hero squads. Battle Breakers is free-to-play and features cross-platform play across PC and mobile devices.The team here at Epic Games is excited to bring you something new, fresh and completely unexpected.

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  • Madbrainbox

    Paragon,Fortnite and now this.Epic is doing it all wrong.

  • Casey
  • Phasmatis75

    I think they’ve realized that fortnite won’t sell. One of the devs asked me why I didn’t think it looked good and I pointed out how far it’ differed from the original announcement and looked dull and tedious. At this point they’ll probably quietly kick it out the door if we see it at all and it will be a disaster.

  • Phasmatis75

    Epic games…could be good…Mobile…never mind.

  • Casey

    Wait, did they do an Overstrike-fuse thing with Fortnite? That’s a shame. It looked pretty neat, but it’s been ages since I’ve seen it.

  • Bitterbear

    This looks like a generic Chinese mobile game.

  • James Hewitson

    sigh Epic you’ve sunken to a new low it seems, Mobile…..really?

  • Llama

    Only their engine is high

  • Madbrainbox

    The original announcement looked like a cartooney version of State of Decay.THAt would’ve been fun.

  • Madbrainbox

    Meh I signed in but my expectations are low.But I really think Epic needs to look at ID and what they did with DOOM and learn from it.

  • Phasmatis75

    Best description I’ve heard for it. It looked amazing building up a central base during the day and holding out against waves of enemies during the night with each passing day making the threat greater and greater as you have to venture further and further from you central location to acquire resources.

    That would have been a fantastic experience.

  • Phasmatis75

    Not that drastic, but they abandoned the older concept of build a base and explore for parts during the day to expand your base, while defending it during the night and turned it into a traditional tower defense game that looks rather dull.

  • Madbrainbox

    Yes.That would’ve been so good.Maybe they will have another mode for that game that will let you do just that.Well the game is in close beta right now so I’ll make sure to remind them that is the game I (and many other people) want.

  • Phasmatis75

    Doubtful. The construction system they showed off is not congruent with that kind of game play. The original had you fortifying and building a cartoonish but realistic base that would have to brace itself against different types of threats. Ranging from powerful enemies that would come through walls if not dispatched quickly enough, to weaker enemies that would slide underneath and into your base. The typical enemies would just march toward you.

    I hope someone picks up this concept and makes a proper version of this game. It is too cool to see die.

  • Madbrainbox

    I wonder how much is Tencent’s fault.

  • Phasmatis75

    Sorry mixed up companies.

  • Madbrainbox

    Well Obsidian will make the new Bloodlines.If they will fuck that one up I will be extremely pissed.
    For now Epic has their engine that is making them money but they also need games.A Bulletstorm sequel where they are involved would be extremely welcome.Maybe work on a cool MP mode that’s focused on skill shots instead of going into the hero shooter direction.They also have unreal Tournament but for now they seem content to let it be for the time being. But that could also be a viable alternative to the hero shooter genre.I think that if they learn from ID Software and the fact you can have a high quality old school experience UT can take the spotlights again.But it’s complicated.Time will tell.

  • Phasmatis75

    SJW ridden, no A talent left Obsidian with Pillars writing was bad, Tyranny’s writing was bad and going to just call this ahead of time Pillars 2’s writing was bad making a game that mandates great writing and quest structure. Yeah that’s going to end well.

    Looking forward to the werewolf game, forget it’s name and the developer (I have it saved somewhere). ID didn’t really make the decisions on DOOM Zenimax/Bethesda did. Originally they wanted it to be CoD then it was changed to old school.

    I have to agree with what you’re saying and I do hope it works out for Epic. Tencent might be a better influence than your typical western investor company, so we’ll have to wait and see how it works out.

  • Madbrainbox

    Obsidian has a few of the old Troika devs so there may be some hope there.
    Cyanide doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to RPG’s but Styx was pretty fun.I still hope for something good here.
    Well,ID’s decision or not,the result is what counts.:)
    It could go both ways with Epic but I hope they will make some good games.