A big push
Finnish developer Supercell is best known for its mobile games Clash of Clans and Clash Royale and today announced plans to expand this fantasy universe in style. Supercell revealed that three new Clash titles are in development. “In addition to offering a new Clash experience to current players, we want to expand Clash to new audiences that have never tried Clash before,” wrote the developer in a blog post.
Games include: Clash Quest, a turn-based tactical adventure game; Clash Mini, a virtual board game where you build teams of adorable miniatures; and Clash Heroes, a cooperative action RPG. Supercell also notes that they are all at the beginning of development and are likely to change in some ways as things progress.
In fact, the developer is somewhat famous for killing games in beta, so some of these titles may not have a wide release. “With your feedback, we believe that these three can become the great games that Clash fans deserve,” says the developer. “If they don’t meet the standards, we will kill them and move on to other attempts.”
Even so, the game trio represents a major boost for the company to expand its popular fantasy universe; last year, Supercell also released its first CG animation short, and in 2016, there was a Clash web series run by writers who worked on The Simpsons. The boost also shows the company’s growth in recent years. Two of the games – Mini and Heroes – will be the first titles from the new Supercell studio in Shanghai.
“It is important to note that the Clash of Clans and Clash Royale game teams are 100 percent separate from the three [new] Clash games (and the development teams behind them),” says the developer. “Which means that these new Clash games will not affect any development or support for existing Supercell games.”
There is no information on when any of the new games will start to be released in beta, but Supercell says it also has several other non-Clash games in development.